International Education Week

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WorldCanvass to honor International Impact and Global Student awardees on Nov. 7

Andy Code, 2022 recipient of the UI’s International Impact Award, and Global Student awardees yet to be named, will be honored on the November 7 WorldCanvass which officially opens the UI’s celebration of International Education Week (November 14-18).
Russell Ganim

In the news: International Education Week events at University of Iowa will help bridge cultures

International Education Week, Nov. 15-19, serves as a bridge between cultures, if not worlds. It offers all learners the chance to pursue their curiosity about the planet’s languages and civilizations, while providing information about globally focused experiential learning opportunities at home and abroad.

Photos celebrate the UI global experience during International Education Week

A student’s first glimpse of the ocean during an excursion to the Galapagos. An evening in Seville that inspired a Spanish-learning journey. A welcoming carpet of black-eyed Susans in bloom on the Pentacrest.

Fulbright Program presentation to be held Nov. 17

Enrich your education, advance your career, and make meaningful connections across the globe with a Fulbright grant!  Fulbright Program Officers will provide an overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (U.S. citizens only) during a group presentation session for International Education Week, Wednesday, November 17, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

International Impact and Global Student Awards to be presented on November 16 WorldCanvass

Sarah Lande, a lifelong proponent of citizen diplomacy and key figure in the history of Iowa's relationship with China, and Patrick and Susan Keefe, whose commitment to serving the health needs of under-resourced and marginalized communities has taken them to many parts of the U.S. and the world, are the recipients of the UI's 2020 International Impact Award. UI President Bruce Harreld and International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russell Ganim will present the International Impact Awards during WorldCanvass, the official kick-off for the UI celebration of International Education Week (November 16-20).  Recognition will also be given to Mishma Nixon and Nicholas Stroup, recipients of the UI's Global Student Awards.  WorldCanvass will be held virtually this year through Zoom, beginning at 5:30p.m. on November 16.

UI to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 12-16

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare citizens for community building in both national and international settings. International Education Week 2018 will be observed November 12 - 16, 2018.

Moments captured here and afar

UI students abroad, international students at UI to be honored for photo work during International Education Week festivities

Making America great

This week is International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

International Student Appreciation Day, Nov. 16

New this year, International Student Appreciation Day is an event that will take place on Wednesday, November 16 between 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Kautz Plaza, and between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the east side of the Pentacrest. Students are invited to stop by for free buttons and refreshments! 

International Alumni Spotlight: Diane Jahnel

Diane Jahnel, originally from Anamosa, Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa in 1977, where she studied psychology and art. After a 34 year career in IT at Pearson, Jahnel retired and is now living in Paris, France, where she’s spent the past two years teaching English as a volunteer, taking French classes, and traveling.

International Alumni Spotlight: Yezi Shen

Yezi Shen graduated from the University of Iowa in 2015, where she studied journalism and mass communication, and cinema. Since then, she’s returned to her home country, China, where she now works in television programming.

International Alumni Spotlight: Nayef Saleh Al Gharaibeh

Originally from Irbid, Jordan, Nayef Saleh Al Gharaibeh graduated from the University of Iowa in 1988 with his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics. He returned to his home country where he currently teaches physiology at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), and has also held positions as the chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, director of the JUST Health Center, and the vice dean of Faculty of Medicine.