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Visitors from Sub-Saharan countries will participate in entrepreneurial programs on UI campus and visit businesses across the state

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On Thursday, March 1, from 5:30-7 p.m., the internationally acclaimed Elias String Quartet will take 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, will discuss what it takes to bring a piece to life by focusing on two themes—nationality in music and storytelling through music. WorldCanvass takes place at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, and the program is free and open to the public. Please come early for a pre-show catered reception from 5-5:30 p.m.

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Take the first step to studying abroad! Join UI Study Abroad for a series of information sessions taking place during the week of February 26 at the Iowa Memorial Union. Learn the basics about study abroad and discover what types of programs are offered in each area around the world!  

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Through the Diplomat-in-Residence Program, students can learn about State Department careers.

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The South Asian Studies Program (SASP) will present a guest seminar by author, filmmaker, and UI alum Jocelyn Cullity from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, in 1100 University Capitol Centre.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Study Abroad will host an information session on its popular summer Iowa Hispanic Institute program in Valladolid, Spain, on Wednesday, January 31, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. 

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Elle Wignall (B.A. English ’13) studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland, as an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa. After graduation, she returned to Ireland for a nanny position in Cork, Ireland, before returning to Iowa to work as a business communications consultant at Wells Fargo in Des Moines. Below, Wignall reflects on the importance of studying abroad and the long-lasting impact it has had on her life and career.

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Study Abroad will host an information session on its summer Irish Writing Program on Monday, February 5, at 1 p.m. and Thursday, February 8, at 1 p.m. in 304 English Philosophy Building (Gerber Lounge). University of Iowa students and non-UI students are welcome to attend. 

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Do you want to try cooking Korean food? Learn about Korean culture while making Korean food at one of several cooking classes offered by the King Sejong Institute at the University of Iowa.

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We're excited to announce our Study Abroad Bloggers for the spring 2018 semester! These unique individuals were selected from a competitive pool of writers to tell the story of their destination and represent the voice of University of Iowa students while abroad. Throughout the semester, these students will share their experiences through writing and photography to be published weekly here on International Accents. 

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The Pomerantz Center will host U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest Melissa Martinez on Monday, January 29. Martinez will host visiting hours from 3-5 p.m. in room C330 in the Pomerantz Center, where she will be available to meet informally with students and alumni interested in State Department opportunities. Martinez will also give a presentation from 7-8 p.m. in room W207 in the Pappajohn Business Building. 

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Guests on the February 22 WorldCanvass will explore the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience.  Called “Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice,” the program is the first event in the Provost’s Global Forum-Obermann Humanities Symposium, the bulk of which will occur on March 1-3.  Panelists will open the virtual doors of archival cabinets and share 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. WorldCanvass will take place from 5:30-7 p.m., February 22, at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street.  The program is free and open to the public.  Please come early for a pre-show catered reception from 5-5:30 p.m.

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Associate Dean of the College of Nursing, Anita Nicholson, poses for a portrait in her office Jan. 16, 2017. Starting on April 21st of this year, eight University of Iowa students will spend two weeks in Swaziland while studying community and public healt
With a new donation, UI Nursing is set to go global in new health initiatives.

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Over 4,300 international students from 114 foreign countries call the University of Iowa and the Iowa City area their home. UI students, faculty, and Iowa City residents want you to know, #YouAreWelcomeHere.

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Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship. 

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UI students who are interested in studying abroad in Russia are invited to attend an information session on its PRUE Summer Intensive Russian Program, on Friday, January 19, from 3-4 p.m. in 315 Philips Hall. 

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Study abroad trivia night
Are you a recent study abroad returnee? Show off your global knowledge at the study abroad trivia night!

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International Programs will host their final essay workshop regarding the Stanley Awards for International Research on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in room 1117 of the University Capitol Centre. The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies and international research/fieldwork. Undergraduates interested in international studies are especially encouraged to attend. This year’s application deadline is February 5, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

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The UI College of Nursing has received a $191,500 alumni donation that will allow the school to launch global health initiatives in Haiti and Swaziland, and provide international study and travel opportunities for nursing students.

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Mary Jo Stanley passed away on December 14, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on January 6, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church of Muscatine. Mary Jo and her husband Dick, who passed away on November 17, 2017, were generous supporters of Hancher Auditorium, the UI College of Engineering, International Programs, and the UI Museum of Art. The Stanley Café at Hancher Auditorium was named in their honor to recognize their giving.

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Contemporary African artist Eric Adjetey Anang, internationally renowned for the Ghanaian ‘fantasy coffins’ he and generations before him have created, spent the fall 2017 semester as artist-in-residence at the UI Museum of Art. He joined UI faculty and African art scholars on the December 7 WorldCanvass in a program called “Art & the Afterlife.”

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Study Abroad will host two information sessions on its Dominican Republic program, on Tuesday, January 30, one at 12:30 p.m. and another at 5:30 p.m. in the Northwestern Room of the Iowa Memorial Union. 

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To help international students feel more involved on campus, a group of students developed the Conversation Center and a class that goes with it. Photo by Justin Torner.
Unique UI rhetoric program aims to help improve English skills and build cultural awareness

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Four University of Iowa undergraduates have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study abroad this spring. 

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Eric Adjetey Anang and his fantasy coffins were featured on the Dec. 7 WorldCanvass discussion.

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