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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.
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ISSS and Student Health host vaccination literacy and on-site vaccination event for international students and scholars

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
This event will provide vaccination literacy and on-site vaccinations for international students and scholars.

2023 International Parents of the Year

Monday, November 13, 2023
International Programs is honored to present the award for this year’s International Parents of the Year to Mohammad Sayeed Hossain and Nasrina Parvin. Mr. Hossain and Mrs. Parvin were nominated by their son, Rezwan Mohammad Sayeed, a PhD candidate in the College of Engineering, from Dhaka, Bangladesh, for being strong advocates for equal rights movements and supporting Rezwan’s educational journey.  
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International photo contest celebrates global education at Iowa

Thursday, November 9, 2023
See the winning images selected for the 2023 International Programs annual photo contest as part of International Education Week (IEW)—which aims to inspire greater awareness of the ways the University of Iowa community can experience international education.
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In the news: NCAA scoring leader Dionne van Aalsum propels Hawkeye field hockey

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Iowa’s first-year phenom from the Netherlands leads postseason push.
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International Programs to host Fall Break Meal, Nov. 20

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Community members and UI international students and scholars staying on campus during the fall break are invited to join International Programs staff for a celebration of community and a traditional holiday meal.
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Multicultural Showcase highlight of University of Iowa celebration of international education in November

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
All are welcome to attend the UI 2023 Multicultural Showcase on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 7 p.m. (CDT) in the International Ballroom (2nd floor, Iowa Memorial Union). The Multicultural Showcase is part of Iowa's annual celebration of International Education Week (November 13-17).

2023 Global Student Award winners announced

Monday, October 9, 2023
The Global Student Award recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate student who are leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. The award was established by International Programs and the Division of Student Life in 2019.
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Q&A with Katherine Lyu, 2023 UI Global Student Award recipient

Monday, October 9, 2023
Katherine Lyu is a recipient of the 2023 Global Student Award, which recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate student who are leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. Lyu is an undergraduate student from Xiamen, China, majoring in English & creative writing. 
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Meet Nanle Joseph Gusen: from Nigeria to Iowa, championing healthcare and student leadership

Friday, October 6, 2023
Nanle Joseph Gusen, a PhD student enrolled in the UI College of Nursing, shares his inspiring journey, from his upbringing in Nigeria to his current role as a student leader on campus.
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 5 essential tips for success: Insights from Dr. Azeez Butali to students

Friday, August 11, 2023
Dr. Azeez Butali, Gilbert Lily endowed professor of oral pathology, radiology, and medicine, and professor at the Iowa Institute for Oral Health in the UI College of Dentistry, delivered a keynote address during the 2023 International Student Graduation Celebration.
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New to college? Here are 4 tips on how to approach and interact with faculty

Monday, July 10, 2023
As a new student on campus, are you feeling unsure or even intimidated about initiating contact with professors? We have collected tips from current professors and former students at Iowa, designed to help you navigate these types of situations.