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E.g., Saturday, October 16, 2021
Shakira Del Toro in Barcelona, Spain
2/19/2021

Scholarship funding helped make study abroad experience in Barcelona, Spain, possible

Shakira Del Toro, undergraduate student studying English and creative writing from Aurora, Illinois, studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, through IES during the Spring 2020 semester. While her time there was cut short due to Covid-19, she feels fortunate for the time she was able to spend abroad, and grateful for the multiple sources of scholarship funding that helped to make her study abroad experience possible.
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2/18/2021

COVID care for vulnerable populations on March 16 WorldCanvass

Physicians, researchers, and advocates for Iowa’s most vulnerable populations will address public health and the pandemic, the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations, and the challenge of vaccine hesitancy on the next WorldCanvass. The program, produced by UI International Programs and hosted by Joan Kjaer, begins at 5:30 p.m. on March 16. WorldCanvass is free and open to all.
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Sicily coast
2/16/2021

Innovation in study abroad offerings for Summer 2021

An archaeology dig in Sicily…performances of Shakespeare’s work…learning about Spain’s culture through conversations with Spaniards…all from the comforts of home. These experiences represent a small sampling of what students can expect from virtual study abroad course offerings this summer. The courses, led by UI faculty members, illustrate a bright spot of the COVID-19 pandemic—innovation through necessity. Student interest in learning about the world around them hasn’t diminished just because international travel isn’t possible at the moment. A growing group of faculty members has accepted the challenge to create virtual study abroad courses that allow students a rich learning experience—often featuring small-group discussions with in-country experts and scholars, hands-on cultural activities, livestreamed performances, and guided tours of historical sites.
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2/2/2021

In the news: UI professor Anna Barker's 100-day guided reading of 'War and Peace' begins Feb. 1

Believe it or not, Anna Barker planned to read "War and Peace" months before the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Throughout 2020, Barker, a professor of Russian literature at the University of Iowa, led three other readings to help guide those stuck at home through the ongoing global pandemic. Some of her former students following along with the "Paradise Lost" reading joked she needed to start a new project: "1812 days of 'War and Peace.' "
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