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E.g., Monday, June 25, 2018
E.g., Monday, June 25, 2018
Coming to Uruguay, the only sort of background I had in Spanish was a few short Duolingo sessions on the plane ride there. I figured it would be a “learn as you go” type of experience. Needless to say, my first day in Uruguay was somewhat of a reality shock for me, when I attempted to greet my non-English speaking host family and could only smile and nod.

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emma genesen
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Taiwan

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Joan Kjaer (left) interviews professors Greg Carmichael (center) and Gabriele Villarini (right) at MERGE in Iowa City on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)
WorldCanvass hosted experts in climate science and the environment to discuss policies in the U.S. and around the world to help the environment.

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One of the main reasons I chose to study abroad in Prague was because of the courses my program, CEA, offered. Anglo American University (AAU) had a vast list of journalism courses to choose from, so I knew that by studying there, I would not only be growing as a person while abroad, but as a journalist too.

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Brian Miner
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Indonesia

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T'Shailyn Harrington reflects on her IES internship as a marketing and public relations coordinator at the Cape Town Science Center.

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Hassan Sweet Hassan
The second week of the program, every student is assigned a family to live with. Most are inside the walls of the Old Medina itself, while a handful are close outside. I happened to be one of those students, residing in a lovely apartment in Hay Hassan, the next neighborhood south.

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scott olson
Scott Olson, a PhD candidate in anthropology at the UI, is the winner of a 2018-19 Research Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Olson's research in Germany will focus on LGBTQ activists in Berlin, specifically the way German activists are creating transnational LGBTQ rights and justice movements through interpretations of queer history. 

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Hometown Hawkeye Elle Wignall talks about the influence of her study abroad experience on her writing career.

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Hometown Hawkeye Andrew Broderick talks about his path to the UI Physical Therapy program and how his study abroad experience as an undergraduate student confirmed his interest in physical therapy as a career.

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Learn about Akash Bhalerao, undergraduate student from India, pursuing a BA in interdepartmental studies--studying social entrepreneurship and environmental restoration.

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Six years ago as I was about to begin my undergraduate career at The University of Iowa majoring in journalism, a fellow Chinese student who’d switched her major from communications studies to business ruthlessly doubted my choice.

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What does study abroad sound like? Yes, it’s a very odd question… but it has become a rather relevant one in my study abroad experience so far. Let me explain.

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anya kim
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for research to Spain

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At the state level, the U.S. Climate Alliance leads the charge. Sixteen states, including Minnesota, Colorado, North Carolina and California, represent 40 percent of U.S. GDP — they have created 13 million clean energy jobs. The Climate Alliance is a testament to the proposition that climate and energy leadership promotes good jobs and economic growth.  Julie Cerqueira, executive director of the U.S. Climate Alliance, said “Iowa’s long history of leadership in clean energy, in particular the successful deployment of wind power at scale, makes its membership in the U.S. Climate Alliance both logical and valuable." Iowa should join!

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Baraba Okeke
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for public health research to Romania

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I identify as an Asian American, specifically of East Indian descent, and I have felt that too much of my focus was on the academic side of college. Most of the Indians I know participated in few to no activities outside of the classroom because we have been raised in a culture that stresses the importance of academics far more than our non-academic interests. Many of my family members and friends of Indian descent love to tell me about their time in college but when I ask them what clubs or events they participated in I too often get blank stares.

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Alex Duff
University of Iowa Chinese language and literature and accounting major Alex Duff of Volga, Iowa, has been awarded a 2018 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Duff will head to China this summer for an intensive language and cultural immersion program at the College of Humanities & Sciences of Northeast Normal University in Changchun. 

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Tom Bowman
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Bulgaria

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choosing to die
In a panel discussion entitled "Choosing to Die," panelist will discuss a global look at the impact of cultural norms on the choices women make in cancer treatment from 3 to 4:30 p.m., April 24, in 1117 University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public.

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On Thursday, March 1, the internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet took WorldCanvass inside the process of music-making.  In a performance-filled program called Translating Music, members of the quartet and Elizabeth Oakes, director of the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program in the School of Music, discussed what it takes to bring a piece to life by focusing on two themes—nationality in music and storytelling through music. This program was part of a week-long residency at the UI, which included a number of classroom and public engagements as well as a concert at Hancher Auditorium. 

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Grace Coleman
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to the Czech Republic

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Muslim Student Association will host a variety of educational events for Islam Awareness Week on campus, including a ‘fastathon,’ a chance to try on a hijab, and a play.

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My mom and I walking through beautiful Malá Strana
I’m currently beginning my third month living in Prague, and it has truly flown by. I can remember my first night here perfectly – I was jet-lagged, scared, homesick, and just entirely overwhelmed. Now, only about seven weeks later, I am adjusted, happy, and Prague feels like home.

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Lucy Patterson
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Germany

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