The Gaijin (Foreigner) Has Arrived

Monday, September 14, 2015
My name is Luke Bader. I’m a senior at the University of Iowa working towards a major in International Studies, a Writing certificate, and a Japanese minor. This semester (Fall 2015) I thought I’d team up with the study abroad department at the university to give you my experience while studying in Nagasaki, Japan. This will be my second time in Japan and I am so excited to be back! This time I am going through the ‘University Studies Abroad Consortium’ (USAC) and through Nagasaki University’s ‘Japan Studies in Nagasaki’ (JASIN) program.

Student Reflections on Race and Ethnicity: Finding yourself

Friday, September 11, 2015
Hello University of Iowa students thinking about studying abroad! Last year, around this time, I was looking into studying abroad just like you! This experience has changed my life. I saw my textbooks come to life, met amazing people, and, above all, found myself.

Digital age has enhanced "Don Quixote"

Friday, September 11, 2015
2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of "Don Quixote," volume two. Cervantes’ masterpiece is widely considered to be the first novel, but is best known for the comic duo of the crazy knight-errant, Don Quixote, and his chubby squire, Sancho Panza, whose down-to-earth simplicity makes his master’s flights of fancy even more ridiculous. Centuries after they first appeared in print, these two characters continue to inspire new artistic production throughout the world, in art, music and film. The digital age has only enhanced their popularity, as a new generation re-envisions the knight and squire in video games and graphic novels.

Old Capitol Museum to launch Cervantes Celebration

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum will host “The Quest Begins: Opening Reception for Quixote at 400.”

International Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships Open House Sept. 30

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Are you interested in the possibility of international study, research, or teaching? Please join International Programs for our International Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships Open House to learn how you can apply for different types of merit-based awards. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre.

Academic adventure in Cuba

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Cuba conjures images of colonial architecture, salsa dancing, old cars, cigars, rich culture, and the legacy of Fidel Castro, just to name of few. But none of these were what most drew University of Iowa student Nadia Doubiany to the island nation. Doubiany craved an academic adventure.

Breaking Down the Language Barrier in Shanghai

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Many students at the University of Iowa are interested in studying abroad to seek business internships, learn about other cultures or try great food. Similarly, there were many reasons that influenced my decision to study in Shanghai.

International Parents' Blog: Welcome to Fall 2015!

Friday, September 4, 2015
Welcome international families and friends to the new International Parents' Blog! This entry will give you some idea of what your students may be going through at the start of the semester, examples of activities and organizations they can become involved in, and the "culture shock" they might be experiencing.

2015 International Student Support and Integration Report Available

Friday, September 4, 2015
The 2015 International Student Support and Integration Report, prepared by the University of Iowa International Student Committee, is now available. Covering the period from 2008-2015, the report assesses the growth and effectiveness of programs and initiatives related to international students on the University of Iowa campus.

Harreld Announced as New UI President

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Bruce Harreld, a former Harvard Business School faculty member and corporate executive who helped save a foundering IBM in the 1990s, will become the 21st president of the University of Iowa. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, announced Harreld, 64, as its unanimous selection Sept. 3 to replace Sally Mason, who retired Aug. 1 after serving eight years as president. Harreld will take office Nov. 2.