International Accents

E.g., Wednesday, August 24, 2016
E.g., Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Megan Wood, a M.A. candidate in Spanish and linguistics at the UI, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to Colombia for 2016-17.

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Patrick S. Brown, a Ph.D. candidate in film studies at the UI, is the winner of a 2016-17 Research grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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On the topic of Syrian refugees in the U.S., America's Arab community is split.

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One University of Iowa law graduate shows a Daily Iowan photographer what life in a refugee camp is like.

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Laura Wang, who will receive a B.A. in English and Chinese from the UI this May, is the winner of a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan for 2016-17.

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Kristofer May, a recent graduate of the UI with a B.A. in Russian and a B.S. in Biology, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to Russia for 2016-17.

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As Jeffrey Ding prepares to part ways with the University of Iowa he reflected on the “amazing opportunities” he’s received while at the UI, which include being awarded four distinguished recognitions.

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When I first arrived in Florence, I knew that I wanted to be able to give back to the community in some way, I just wasn’t sure how. Lucky for me, my answer came quickly. My college informed us that they were offering the opportunity to volunteer at an Elementary school helping teach English.

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UI senior Caitlyn Kavan is a go-getter. Since the beginning of her time at the University of Iowa, she’s been an advocate for refugees, a student athlete, a member of seven multicultural student organizations, and an on-campus facilitator for discussions about breaking racial stereotypes. She can be found here at the International Programs office where she works as an outreach assistant, helping students find the study abroad destination of their dreams.

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I literally heard an American tourist borderline yelling this at a Spanish employee during my recent trip to Barcelona, as if speaking louder and slower would make someone who did not understand the language magically be able to comprehend it.

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Destinee Gwee, a recent graduate of the UI with a B.A. in biochemistry and Chinese, is the winner of a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan for 2016-17.

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Nathalie Halcrow, who will receive a B.A. in English and French from the UI this May, is the winner of a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Côte d’Ivoire for 2016-17.

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Delaney Nolan, a M.F.A. candidate in fiction writing at the UI, is the winner of a Fulbright Bulgaria-Greece Arts grant for 2016-17.

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Amanda Kloser, a UI graduate with a M.A.T. in Secondary Education: English, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to Turkey for 2016-17.

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Lauren Darby, a UI graduate with an M.A. in social studies education, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to Germany for 2016-17.

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Abigail Grilli, a UI graduate with a B.A. in social studies education, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to Greece for 2016-17.

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The majority of tourists heading to Ireland make the huge mistake of only going to Dublin. I have heard people say that they have “truly experienced” Ireland when they never even set foot out of the capital city.

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Addie Leak, a UI graduate with an M.F.A in literary translation, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant to Jordan for 2016-17.

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Gwendolyn Gillson, a Ph.D. candidate in religious studies at the UI, is the winner of a Fulbright Study/Research grant to Japan for 2016-17.

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UI International Programs congratulates Maya Ramaswamy on being awarded a Boren Fellowship to study in India during the 2016-17 academic year. Maya is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Iowa College of Public Health’s Occupational and Environmental Health program. She will study Tamil at VIT University in Tamil Nadu, India.

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To be effective citizens and to excel in their chosen careers, UI students must develop cross-cultural competencies, and we must provide them opportunities to learn to function successfully and with ease in global environments. The learning and discovery guided by faculty at the University of Iowa reshape our understanding of the world, improve quality of life for many, and create economic benefits in the state of Iowa and around the globe. International relationships and partnerships, from the individual to the institutional, within and beyond our campus, add value to and expand the reach of our curricular, research, outreach, and economic development activities. We must successfully leverage these partnerships, including with our alumni living abroad. The University of Iowa must think and act as a global institution to be in a position to excel over the coming decades.

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UI International Programs and the African Studies Program invite you to attend an upcoming baraza titled, "Durban Dockworkers and the Struggle against Apartheid." Featuring guest speaker Peter Cole, this event will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 12-1:30 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

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The University of Iowa congratulates Director of Academic Programs Kelly Kadera as the recipient of the 2016 Susan S. Northcutt award.

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I am riding in the car. The anticipation of the vacation my family is about to embark on is building inside me. We arrive at the airport and the excitement dwindles for I know what comes next. Waiting.

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Noaquia Callahan, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Iowa, is one of 13 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners from the UI for 2016-17. Noaquia will undertake research on the development of interracial collaboration between African-American civil rights leader Mary Church Terrell and German women activists from 1888-1922 at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Heidelberg. As part of her community engagement, Noaquia will work with the German-American Fulbright Commission's Diversity Initiative to prepare Turkish, Afro-German, Muslim, and other students for study abroad in the U.S.

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