September 2010

       Welcome to the first International Programs e-newsletter! We are pleased to bring you monthly updates that highlight IP achievements and point you to our exciting events. For up-to-date news and commentary on international activities at The University of Iowa, check out our online journal International Accents. Thank you for your interest in International Programs!

Downing Thomas 
Dean, University of Iowa International Programs
UI Welcomes Iraqi Students
Scott King
It may be only three weeks into the semester, but the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) has already had a very busy fall as international student enrollment at the UI is higher than ever. A small number of those students come from Iraq...Scott King, director of OISS and assistant dean of International Programs, traveled to Baghdad in 2009 to begin sowing the seeds for what is now a successful initiative, and five Iraqi students have enrolled at the UI so far because of it. Read more.
Study Abroad in Tanzania
Study Abroad Fair graphic
The annual study abroad fair is just around the corner, and with it comes new opportunities in international education for UI students. The Office for Study Abroad (OfSA) recently received a grant to make a new semester-long program in Tanzania, and it will be one of the first programs of its kind in the nation.
Fulbrights make an Impact

UI alumni like Deanna Fei and Geoffrey Hilsabeck have benefited greatly from their international experiences thanks to the support of Fulbright grants. As for Fulbright recipients outside the United States, The University of Iowa is one of only eight U.S. universities chosen to host incoming Fulbright fellows for a five-day orientation. Read more.
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What: WorldCanvass Season Two
September 10, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Senate Chamber of the Old
Capitol on the UI campus
Topic: "Documenting Humanity: A
Sense of Place."
Free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events
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Meet Yume
Yume Hidaka
Yume Hidaka is UI's new Japanese Outreach Initiative (JOI) coordinator, bri nging a deeper understanding of Japan throughout Iowa.
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