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A conversation with Iowa alumnus and Rhodes Scholar Jeffrey Ding on his global career

Monday, June 24, 2024
International Programs (IP) staff met with Jeffrey Ding (BA Chinese, BBA economics, BS political science ’16) where he talked about his journey towards a global career. Starting at the University of Iowa (UI), where he seized international opportunities, Ding's path led him to graduate studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Now an assistant professor of political science at George Washington University, Ding offered valuable advice for Iowa students with global aspirations and reflected on how IP supported him along the way.
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Nine UI students awarded Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship to complete internships abroad

Monday, June 17, 2024
Nine University of Iowa undergraduates are pursuing internships abroad with support from the Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship, established in 2022 by alumna Linda Baker. Recipients share their gratitude, detailing how their internships in countries like Chile, Ireland, and Australia are shaping their future careers and personal growth.
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Fulbright recipient Dawn Thomas reflects on her impactful work teaching English and art in Spain

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Dawn Thomas (MAT secondary English education ‘23) was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for 2023-24. Originally set to embark on her teaching journey in Israel, unforeseen circumstances led to the cancellation of her assignment. She is now serving as an English language assistant and English art assistant for students ranging from 3 years old through those in sixth grade, who speak Spanish and Gallego, in Galicia, Spain.
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Ten UI students, all Iowa natives, awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Out of thousands of applicants nationwide, 10 students from the University of Iowa (UI), all hailing from hometowns in Iowa, have been granted a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which awards the recipient up to $5,000 to study abroad. 
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Five UI students awarded Leona Zaharis Scholarship to study abroad

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Five University of Iowa undergraduate students are able to study abroad thanks to support from the Leona Zaharis Scholarship, a fund that was established in 2022 by Cathy Zaharis (BBA finance ’82) in memory of her mother.
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Meet Study Abroad's fall 2024 Global Access Ambassador Scholarship awardees

Monday, June 10, 2024
With support from the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, the Global Access Ambassador Scholarship program provides up to 10 $1,000 scholarships for the spring and fall semesters or academic year, and up to 10 scholarships for the summer and winter sessions.
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Dean's Message: Graduation celebration and visit to Kosovo

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Dean Ganim highlights our recent international student graduates and shares insights into his trip to Kosovo where, among other things, he and the Dean of the UI College of Pharmacy Don Letendre are helping to establish an Institute of Pharmacy at the University of Prishtina.
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Pioneering wildfire monitoring at NASA: Iowa informatics alumnus Meng Zhou shares his story

Friday, May 31, 2024
Meng Zhou, originally from China, earned his PhD in informatics from the University of Iowa and has embarked on a new role as an assistant scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Gilman recipient Molly McNeill (bottom right) pictured with an instructor and classmates in the CIEE Seville program

How to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Learn how to apply for a Gilman Scholarship from someone who has been there.
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UI grad Spencer Cooper-Ohm awarded Fulbright to Kosovo

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Spencer Cooper-Ohm, who received a BA in economics and English & creative writing from the University of Iowa in May 2024, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Kosovo for 2024-25.
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Find me: From dinosaurs to discovery to diversity – the journey of Oliver Dimitri

Thursday, May 30, 2024
Dimitri, an undergraduate at the University of Iowa studying English and creative writing, hails from Malaysia. Like high school students worldwide, Dimitri wasn't certain about his desired field of study in college. Initially, he aspired to become a paleontologist, scouring for dinosaur fossils solo. Later, his ambitions shifted towards becoming a singer-songwriter akin to Miley Cyrus. To craft songs, he began writing lyrics, which gradually led him to poetry, and subsequently, to prose and storytelling.
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Language preservation and partnerships for health: Chief of the Kalinago visits the University of Iowa

Friday, May 24, 2024
Lorenzo Sanford, the youngest elected chief of the Kalinago people in Dominica, visited the University of Iowa as part of the Major Project Award, Sacred Threads: Spirituality, Health, and Collaborative Partnerships for Health in Indigenous Communities.