International Accents

E.g., Sunday, February 18, 2018
E.g., Sunday, February 18, 2018
Prahlad Singh Tipanya
The UI South Asian Studies Program (SASP) will host an evening of Kabir songs by the award-winning Prahlad Singh Tipanya group. This event is free and open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Voxman Music Building. 

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WorldCanvass Ad
While immigrants have long fueled the American experiment, passionate debate about the pros and cons of immigration are nothing new. The rhetoric of recent national and local elections highlights tensions around changing demographics, inspiring debate about the impact of immigration on employment, on crime, and on community identity, while challenging the citizenry to examine their values and notions of what it means to be an American. WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer and a diverse panel of guests discussed the history of immigration in the Midwest over the past century and a half, as well as current questions about bilingualism, multiculturalism, and belonging and exclusion in times of international and domestic conflict.

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Join us for a week of events to help you learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program! Each session will provide different information and will have a Q & A period, so please attend as many as you can. All levels of undergraduate and graduate students welcome!

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UI International Programs and the African Studies Program invite you to attend an upcoming event titled “Privilege, Self-Respect and Integrity.” Featuring guest speaker Samantha Vice is Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), this event will take place on Monday, April 3, 2017, from 3:30-5 p.m. in 304 EPB (Gerber Lounge). 

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UI International Programs and the African Studies Program invite you to attend an upcoming event titled "Vandalism: On the Limits of Free Jazz." Featuring guest speaker Michael Titlestad, professor in the Department of English, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, this event will take place on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 3:30-5 p.m. in 304 EPB (Gerber Lounge). 

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Learn about amazing study abroad opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries!

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My name is Henry Hartzler and I decided to study abroad in Costa Rica in order to complete my student teaching because my certification is in Elementary Education (K-6) with an added endorsement in English as a Second Language (K-12). Spanish is my second
My name is Henry Hartzler and I decided to study abroad in Costa Rica in order to complete my student teaching because my certification is in Elementary Education (K-6) with an added endorsement in English as a Second Language (K-12).

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Things won’t always go according to plan. In fact, they almost never do when you’re traveling. So, it’s better to remind yourself off the bat.

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UI student Wen Ying Lee and her family
A thirst for international education may be learned from one’s parents. University of Iowa student Wen Ying Lee from Singapore described her parents who supported her decision of studying literature in a UNESCO City of Literature, as “the two people who inspire me the most.” She wrote that her parents have studied in four countries, strongly believing that one learns the most when one is far from home.

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Sarah Elkadi
On an average weekday at 7:30 in the morning, most high school students are just waking up and getting ready for their upcoming classes. Others, like Nina Elkadi, are already at their desks, pencils poised over their papers, learning a brand new language.

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The monthly ‘WordCanvass’ hosted a discussion on immigration Wednesday evening in the Voxman Music Building.

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The University of Iowa is one of only four schools in the United States to receive the prestigious 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Named for the late U.S. senator from Illinois Paul Simon, a champion of international education and cultural exchange, NAFSA’s Simon awards recognize colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization—especially those using innovative and creative approaches.

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Mr. Crabs
It’s no big secret that study abroad experiences put relationships to a test. Especially when you’re in college. You’re one tribal tattoo and a cute accent away from giving up your life to carry salt across the Sahara on a camel and live your life sipping mint tea and enlightening yourself with the herbs of the gods. Tempting.

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Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture Speaker: Gautam Yadama
Presented by Gautam Yadama, assistant vice chancellor for international affairs and dean of the Boston College School of Social Work, the Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture will take place on Wednesday April 12, at 11:00 a.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. The lecture will kick off the 2017 Provost's Global Forum, Women’s Health & the Environment: Going Up in Smoke.

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Jiayan Ji
The name of Iceland is really confusing. Before I left, my mom and all my friends had asked me to bring winter clothes as much as I can. However, guys who have experienced Iowa winter, you don't need to worry about the winter temperature in Iceland.

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Glenn Ehrstine
To mark the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War, WorldCanvass will host a program called “Immigration Then and Now,” which will explore the relevance of history for current debates on immigration.

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University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld
Bruce Harreld shares his thoughts on increasing our investment in public higher education.

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A UI student studies at the IMU for upcoming finals on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. The IMU provides students with a number of events and free things to relieve finals stress, including coffee, popcorn, and massages.
Midterms week can be stressful, but for some international students it may just be a small part of a larger problem.

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President Trump signed an executive order Monday, March 6, that will impact visa processing abroad for international students and scholars, and will also impact some faculty, staff, and students traveling abroad. View the latest information on the impact of the executive order in our "ISSS Announcements" pane on our ISSS home page. On Monday, March 6, the University of Iowa released this official statement: "Each of you, regardless of your background or country of origin, is welcome in our community. You bring perspectives and experiences that, taken together, enrich the educational experience, advance research and discovery, and prepare UI students to thrive in their lives and careers. The University of Iowa will continue to support the values that underpin our core missions as a public institution of higher education." - Downing Thomas, associate provost and dean of International Programs

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students with giant passport
Last month, as part of an effort to make study abroad more accessible to U.S. students, the University of Iowa provided 120 UI students with free passports, thanks to Passport Caravan, a program facilitated by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).

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Let's Learn Korean
Students, adults, and children of any language level are invited to sign up for a variety of community classes with the UI King Sejong Institute during the spring 2017 semester.

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Professor Raymond A. Menzter poses for a portrait on Tuesday February 28th, 2017. (The Daily Iowan/James Year)
Professor of religious-studies Raymond Mentzer will be knighted by France's Ministry of Education

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a small memorial for Srinivas Kuchibhotla is displayed outside Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kan., Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Kuchibhotla was shot and killed at the bar Wednesday, Feb. 22 ( Photo/Olin Wagner)
Making sense of a bill in Iowa and a killing in Kansas.

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Photo by Helaina Thompson.
Award-winning India Winterim matches undergrads with India’s best

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Many people travel abroad with expectations of experiencing a way of life that is incredibly different from what they consider “normal”. While in Rwanda, every day presents a new reminder that I am not in America. And this is what I want, this is why I travel- to learn about and accept differences across the globe. However, I have also discovered when it comes down to the wire, people are people and we have much more in common than I’d realized.

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