Train to Barcelona

Monday, February 14, 2022
Hello from Barcelona!! These past few days have been an absolute blast and I still can’t believe this is real life!

Study Abroad hosts 'Cultures of Spain' summer info session Feb. 15

Monday, January 30, 2017
Study Abroad will host an information session on its summer program Cultures of Spain, on Wednesday, February 15, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in 217 Macbride Hall.

Study Abroad hosts Feb 15 info session on summer Spain program

Monday, January 30, 2017
Study Abroad will host an information session on its popular summer Iowa Hispanic Institute program in Valladolid, Spain, on Wednesday, February 15, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in 217 Macbride Hall. 

First event of European Studies Lecture series to be held on Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The European Studies Group invites you to attend the first event of the ESG Lecture Series, titled "The Poetics of HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Spain." This event will take place on Friday, October 21, 2016 at noon. 

Study Abroad hosts Feb 17 info session on summer Spain program

Monday, February 8, 2016
Study Abroad will host an information session on its popular summer Iowa Hispanic Institute program in Valladolid, Spain, on Wednesday, February 17, from 5-5:45 p.m. in 313 Phillips Hall.

The Other Diaspora: Moriscos in Early Modern Spain

Friday, October 16, 2015
It was impossible to get lost. The address of the archives was clear on the website: monumental area, next to the cathedral. It was not my first time in Cuenca, but I did not know how long it would take me walking from downtown, where my hostel was. I left two hours before the archives opened to make sure I would take full advantage of the four hours a day the archive is open.

UI basketball player keeps up her game abroad

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Kali Peschel was able to do everything she planned during her six-week study abroad trip to Spain this summer. Peschel immersed herself in the foreign culture, she experienced a different way of life and took in the sights during her stay in the town of Valladolid. The Iowa senior also got to do something she never expected during stay in Spain — she got to play a little basketball.

Mural debuts in Venice

Monday, May 4, 2015
Sean O’Harrow, the director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, said there’s much more to Pollock, his work, and his legacy than people give him credit for, and a new exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, organized by the UI Art Museum, will show people just how influential and important Pollack was — and is still.

Spanish regionalism in documentary film to be subject of Apr 27 lecture

Friday, April 24, 2015
The European Studies Group will present a guest lecture by Cristina Moreiras of the University of Michigan on "Critical Regionalism and Historical Reason in Spanish Documentary" at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27 in 315 Phillips Hall. This event is free and open to the public. A light luncheon will also be served.

Notes for my future cookbook

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
On "castle rock" in the Bay of Biscay, as I bit into a sort of hand-held omelet, I wondered: who invented this ingenious snack? I mean, who in history was the one to discover that you could even eat an egg, not to mention fry it with potatoes and onions into a graspable food item. The true genius of it struck me because Josu, my hiking companion, had prepared this himself and though I had eaten this same thing in nearly every restaurant in my neighborhood, there was something notable about this one.

Is Iowa's international recruitment paying off?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
With the Iowa women’s golf team recruiting four freshmen earlier in the fall season, including one from Canada and one from Spain, it seems as if Iowa’s latest recruitment is paying off.

A lesson in miracles

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
On my third day in Spain, I learned about the expert pickpockets of Madrid. It wasn’t simply through Ibon’s sound advice to get a money belt or to sling packs in front of our bodies where we could see them. No, I had to learn the hard way. I’m blaming it on the fact that I’m from a town where we don’t even lock our bikes. I implicitly trust everybody. However, belief rarely lines up with reality and in less than a week abroad I found myself wallet-free. Still, I’m optimistic that not every lesson that day was lost on me. Before I was so swiftly and silently robbed, I absorbed some stories about Spain’s long and complicated history, which, on more than one occasion, involved miracles.