International Student and Scholar Services


2024 International Student Graduation Celebration recognizes student achievements

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
To honor international graduates from fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024, the University of Iowa (UI) held the 2024 International Student Graduation Celebration on Wednesday, May 8, in the International Ballroom at the Iowa Memorial Union. Over 170 people attended the event, which was hosted by Nandita Nair, a graduate student in mathematics, and Nico Sheck, a graduate student in education.
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Ola Khallafallah awarded 2024 Peace, Charlie One World Scholarship

Monday, May 13, 2024
"As an international student, I've received incredible support and resources from the university. From language assistance to cultural adaptation programs, the university has gone above and beyond to ensure my success."
Katherine Lyu holding Student of the Year Award

Congratulations to IP's Katherine Lyu, recipient of 2024 UI Student Employee of the Year and Tom Rocklin Awards

Monday, May 6, 2024
Lyu has served as the International Student and Scholar (ISSS) peer assistant for the last two years.
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Khyathi Gadag, ISAB member and public health PhD candidate, awarded Mental Health Champion Award

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Gadag was one of four who received this award at the university’s first annual Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony.
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In the news: IP's Shuhui Lin featured in UI Staff Council staff spotlight

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Shuhui Lin (Lin) is the coordinator for international student support and engagement in International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS).
Sophia in the UI Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Gallery of Student Work exhibit

A global education: Communications student from Brazil discovers her roots and pursues passions from Iowa to Italy

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Sophia Restiffe Favoretto came to the University of Iowa almost four years ago from Brazil, and she has taken advantage of all that Iowa has to offer.
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International Student Graduation Celebration set for May 8

Thursday, March 28, 2024
In recognition of the accomplishments of our graduating international students, the spring 2024 University of Iowa International Student Graduation Celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 3 to 5 p.m. (CDT), at the International Ballroom in the Iowa Memorial Union.
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International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) turns 10

Thursday, March 28, 2024
About 100 people gathered to celebrate the International Student Advisory Board and express gratitude to outstanding individuals and teams whose hard work and efforts have enhanced the experiences of international students at Iowa.
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Alumna Shuhita Bhattacharjee: How Iowa helped her develop innovative, inclusive, and ethical pedagogy

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Shuhita Bhattacharjee received her PhD in English from the University of Iowa in 2015. Now working as an assistant professor of English literature & gender studies in India, she reflects on her time at Iowa and working in higher education.
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CPT and job search workshop to be offered to international students

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Attend this workshop to learn more about curricular practical training (CPT) and receive job search guidance with ISSS, the Grad Success Center, and the Pomerantz Career Center.
Alton Poole and woman doing self-defense training class

Personal safety and self-defense training event to be held for international students and scholars 

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Join International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Campus Safety to be trained in self-defense.
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International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) to host 2024 spring recruitment events 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
ISAB advocates for improving the international student experience and creating a campus environment more inclusive to international students.