dean's blog

students wearing graduation regalia taking selfie at graduation celebration

Dean’s Message: Celebrating our international student community

Friday, June 2, 2023
Dean Gamin talks about the recent International Student Graduation Celebration and how he is working alongside Admissions to attract new international students and scholars to the University of Iowa.

Dean's Message: Launch of USAID/UI Collaborative Agreement 

Monday, April 3, 2023
Dean Ganim celebrates the recent USAID-funded partnership between University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the Kosova Education Center which seeks to strengthen higher education in Kosovo.
Princess Galyani Valhana Institute of Music, Thailand

Dean's Message: Spring events and Thailand visit

Monday, April 3, 2023
Dean Ganim discusses recent events held this spring as well as his recent trip to Thailand.
Karen Wachsmuth and Doug Lee in front of Top Producer banner

Dean's Message: A visit to Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Dean Ganim discusses his recent trip to Washington, D.C., last month's successful Lunar New Year celebration, and a panel discussion marking the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
Students on the faculty-led program in the Dominican Republic

Dean's Message: The spring semester is off to a good start

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Dean Ganim talks about our annual report, study abroad participation and ways in which we welcome new international students.
Kosovo delegation and UI representatives

Dean's Message: Rebound

Sunday, January 1, 2023
Dean Ganim reports on how study abroad is making a comeback and on the various delegation visits that occurred in December.
Two guests at the fall break meal

Dean's Message: International Education Month?

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Dean Ganim looks back on the busy fall semester including International Education Week events.
Recruiting future Hawkeyes at GEMS Cambridge International School in Sharjah

Dean's Message: Hello from Dubai!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Dean Ganim discusses his recent trip to the Middle East to recruit future Hawkeyes.
students standing with back to camera, facing UK and Ireland table at study abroad fair

Dean's Message: Fall (and study abroad excitement) is in the air

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Dean Ganim discusses the momentum that has been built around studying abroad, due in no small part to our recent Study Abroad Fair, and to our generous donors and alumni.
international students smiling in classroom

Dean's Message: New look, new students, new year

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Dean Ganim says hello to new students, discusses our new look in IP, and gives accolades to the UI team that was awarded a $1 million grant to promote translation and global literacy.
CIMBA graduates with UI and CIMBA faculty and administrators

Dean's Message: Summer Updates

Monday, August 1, 2022
Dean Ganim discusses his recent trip to Kosovo, and CIMBA's graduation ceremony that took place in Iowa City for the first time since COVID began.
With school administrators at the Senegalese American Bilingual School in Dakar

Dean's Message: Trip to Senegal

Friday, July 1, 2022
Dean Ganim discusses the highlights of his recent trip to Senegal and other ways we're developing relationships this summer.