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E.g., Monday, June 25, 2018
E.g., Monday, June 25, 2018
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UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to South Korea

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The UI Conversation Center and Friendship Community Project hold Community Conversations to help people in the community learn English in a relaxed environment.

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Iowa City will host the Cities of Literature annual meeting to mark the 10-year anniversary of its literature designation.

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When I told my study abroad advisor I wanted to go to Uruguay for my semester abroad, she told me, “I hope you’re prepared to eat a lot of beef.” As a vegetarian, this probably should have been a red flag.

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This was taken during a long walk to see the cherry blossoms (at last!!)—this is across the moat from Kitanomaru park, which flanks the Imperial Palace grounds.
During the months of March and April, Tokyo undergoes a transformation. Neighborhoods, rivers, parks, and temples become shrouded in white and pink. Cherry blossom season is, perhaps, a bit like our Christmas—a time in which people forget time, to soak in the sakura for a few blissful and carefree hours.

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Rita Guzman
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship award to Portugal

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Rachel Maggi
UI student receives a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for research to India

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Stopped for the view on the way to Volubilis and Meknes
Prior to my arrival in Morocco, I was aware that there would be significant differences between the classical Arabic that I had been studying at Iowa and the colloquial Arabic used in everyday exchanges in my host country.

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Upper Florentine Valley
I am so grateful that I am spending my semester in New South Wales, Australia, through SIT’s Environmental Action and Sustainability study abroad program. During my time here, I have learned from leading environmentalists, listened to impactful activists, been exposed to the indigenous Aboriginal culture, and experienced indescribable moments of connection with Earth.

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Photo of Anna Patty
As an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, Anna Patty (B.A. journalism, Spanish '03) had never been on an airplane. That all changed when she decided to study abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica, for an entire academic year. Nearly twenty years after her study abroad experience, Patty is now co-owner of Epiphany, a full-service marketing company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Patty recently took time to reflect on how her study abroad experience has shaped her career.

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Hotel Oudayas
While it’s more fun to show pictures of all the adventures I’m having, the reality of study abroad is that it is, in fact, study abroad.

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Iowa tennis player Piotr Smietana volleys the ball during a match against Cornell University on Friday, Mar. 2, 2018. Smietana lost his match 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-4 and the Big Red defeated the Hawkeyes 4-3. (David Harmantas/The Daily Iowan)
Piotr Smietana traveled 4,867 miles to get to Iowa City; now, with the spring tennis season in full swing, he’s ready for the challenges.

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Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons is the fourth speaker in the Commitment to Internationalization lecture series. Her talk, "Exploring the Value of Strategic International Science Engagement," will be on Friday, March 30, 2018 at      4:30 p.m. in room 2520D of the University Capitol Centre. This lecture continues the conversation about the UI's vision and strategic themes for campus internationalization.

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Guests on the February 22 WorldCanvass, Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice, explored the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience.  The first event in the 2018 Provost’s Global Forum-Obermann Humanities Symposium, the show's discussions opened the virtual doors of archival cabinets and shared some of Iowa’s and our nation’s most intriguing stories and little-known history—much of which might be lost if not for the thoughtful care and preservation undertaken by unsung heroes, sometimes at great personal risk.

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The Open Forum provides an opportunity for Bridging Domestic and Global Diversity participants to become change agents to engage the campus community on diversity issues and raise awareness on these issues. Those attending the event will learn about race, ethnicity, and religion/spirituality/faith through student presentations and interactive dialogues.  

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Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for a week of events to help you learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! The fourth annual Fulbright Week will take place April 2-6, 2018. Each session will provide different information and will have a Q&A period. All levels of undergraduate and graduate students are welcome! 

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Photo of Anna Kroeger in Cape Town
Anna Kroeger is witnessing preparations for Day Zero first-hand as a UI student studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Kroeger, a student in the Tippie College of Business, is spending the Spring 2018 semester at the University of Cape Town through IES Abroad.

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The African Studies Program invites you to attend their first event of the semester, "The African Land Grab: Insights from Zambia." This event will take place on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 12-1:30 p.m. in UCC 2520D (University Capitol Centre). 

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The European Studies Group (a part of International Programs) and the UI School of Music will present a guest lecture by Anne Leonard of the University of Chicago on "The Turned Canvas and the Musical Turn: Thoughts on the Romantic Imagination" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in Vox 2 (Voxman Music Building).

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The Japanese Program, the International Writing Program, and the MFA in Literary Translation are thrilled to present Japanese Poetry Now, a workshop and reading featuring two of the brightest names in contemporary Japanese poetry, Kanie Naha and Nagae Yūki, and their translator and collaborator, Professor Jordan Smith of Josai International University, one of the translators of Yoshimasu Gozo's Alice Iris Red Horse (New Directions).

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Learn about Clarisse Chia, undergraduate student from Malaysia, pursuing a double-major in actuarial science and mathematics.

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These ruins of the royal stables at Meknes used to hold 12,000 Arabian horses. Because why not.
As soon as we’d settled into our school routine, it was time to shake things up with a seven-day tour of central Morocco. Rabat is fairly far north, so “south” encompasses most of the country. It was our first excursion, and first time leaving the home-base of the Rabat Medina neighborhood.

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Environmental challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Some seem far away and intangible while others touch us in our homes, on our farmland, in the air we breathe, and in the water we drink. Leading experts in climate science and environmental research will join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer on April 25 to discuss the most pressing concerns facing Iowans and international efforts to mitigate potentially disastrous effects of climate change and the resulting disruption to populations worldwide. You’re invited to attend the live discussion at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, from 5:30-7 p.m. on April 25. The program is free and open to the public with a pre-show catered reception from 5-5:30 p.m.

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Lyon used to be just a dot on the map for me. Situated in the east of France and tantalizingly close to Switzerland, this city was my obsession over the summer and fall of 2017.

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One day you are tackled by time and realize that you have only a week to go before spending the next semester of your life in another country. Then you suddenly find yourself stuffed in the middle of a Boeing 777, with a stomach full of airplane food and butterflies. 

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