University of Iowa

IP Academic Centers and Programs

African Studies Program

The African Studies Program helps students gain a broader understanding of African history and contemporary life in Africa and provides an environment of cooperation and collaboration among students and faculty that leads to increased opportunities for research and teaching.

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Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies

The Caribbean, Diaspora, and Atlantic Studies Program is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students interested in the Caribbean region and Brazil.

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Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies promotes teaching, research, and outreach related to East and Southeast Asia, as well as the Pacific area. 

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Confucius Institute

Along with Confucius Institutes worldwide, the Confucius Institute at the UI works to bridge the gap between the US and China by promoting cultural understanding through cross-cultural communication and dialogue.

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European Studies Group

The European Studies Group at the UI coordinates research projects, lectures and panel discussions, a multidisciplinary curriculum, and other events focusing on European issues. 

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Global Health Studies Program

The Global Health Studies curriculum builds upon the humanities, social sciences and health sciences to help students understand underlying forces—such as history, culture, gender and sexuality, economics, politics, race and ethnicity, the environment, law, and technology-- which lead to health disparities worldwide.

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King Sejong Institute

The King Sejong Institute is an educational institution which offers various Korean language and culture classes. Sponsored by the South Korean government, its purpose is to spread Korean language and culture throughout the world.

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Latin American Studies Program

The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) at the University of Iowa fosters cross-disciplinary teaching and research on Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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South Asian Studies Program

The South Asian Studies Program is devoted to the enhancement of instruction and research and the dissemination of knowledge about India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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Director of Academic Programs
Dr. Kelly Kadera
phone: 319-335-2363