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Embracing the new and the unfamiliar: reflections from my summer in Spain

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
"My time abroad made me realize that I really appreciate my early life experiences of feeling like the other. Because my formative years are marked by feeling different, unfamiliar, or uncomfortable, I learned quickly to not only get used to the unfamiliar, but to welcome and look forward to the unfamiliar."
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In the news: Among American chefs, the Israel-Hamas War has spread to food

Friday, November 3, 2023
Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Jewish Studies Network, Ari Ariel, was quoted in this piece, explaining how food can become part of a conflict.
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In the news: NCAA scoring leader Dionne van Aalsum propels Hawkeye field hockey

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Iowa’s first-year phenom from the Netherlands leads postseason push.
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A journey of culture, connection, and growth in Jordan

Thursday, November 2, 2023
"The internship was valuable to my professional development because it solidified my understanding of the pre-health field by allowing me to gain practical experience shadowing physicians, networking with professionals and sharpening my skills for a successful career in healthcare."
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Dean's Message: Middle East visit forges new and renewed connections

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Dean Ganim discusses his recent visit to the Middle East, where he supported the recruitment of new international students and met with Hawkeye alumni.
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Have a disability? You still deserve to study abroad while feeling safe and comfortable!

Monday, October 30, 2023
"Before traveling to Greece, I had heard that it was not as mobility-friendly as America, which made me nervous, but while that was true, I never felt unsafe or like I was unable to do things... The entire experience instead made me so much more confident in what I am capable of accomplishing."
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University of Iowa celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 13-17

Friday, October 27, 2023
International Education Week, which celebrates the UI's commitment to international education and exchange, is taking place November 13-17, 2023.
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Alumna named in Corridor Business Journal’s 2023 Forty under 40 list inspires communities to come together

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Marlén Mendoza (BA international studies, global health, ‘16) is the associate director of external affairs at the Latino Policy Forum in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and founder and CEO of Mendoza Consulting, a community development business based in the Midwest.
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Connecting Shakespeare to my multiracial background in the heart of London

Friday, October 20, 2023
"Now, whenever I read Shakespeare, I get a new point of connection. They aren’t stories for other people now; they can be stories for me."
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Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Group Presentation Session

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
The Fulbright Group Presentation Session gives students the chance to learn about opportunities for U.S. citizens to pursue graduate or professional study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.