University of Iowa International Programs
New UI student group sets sights for volunteer trip abroad

Does a chance to travel and explore a new culture while giving back to the local community sound like the way to spend your summer? These students think so! After several months of effort, these philanthropically-minded students have formed a new UI student group, called International Volunteers (IV), dedicated to organizing an annual volunteer trip abroad for UI students. Read more.
 WorldCanvass examines Napoleonic legacy

Military genius, master of propaganda, imperialist conqueror, visionary of civil code; on Sept 21st WorldCanvass will explore the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte. Listen as our guest panel discusses the complexities of Napoleon as both an individual historical figure and as a larger-than-life phenomenon. Join us September 21 from 5-7 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol. Read more.
Author of 'The Latehomecomer'
to speak Sept. 23

Kao Kalia Yang, author of
The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir
will speak at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in C20 Pomerantz Center. Yang was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and her book tells the story of her family's dangerous journey from the jungles of Laos to the neighborhoods of St. Paul, Minn. after the Vietnam War. It is this year's choice for the One Community, One Book reading program. Read more.
WiderNet Project's 500th library goes to historic Kenyan town

Iowa's WiderNet Project aims to provide educational resources to underserved communities and the remote island town of Lamu in Kenya, site of WiderNet's 500th installation, was just that. After an adventurous installation/training trip, community members in historic Lamu now have free access to 30 million educational resources. Read more.
IWP partners with John Cabot in Rome
for Italy Writes competition
Professors from Iowa's International Writing Program traveled all the way to Rome this June to serve as judges in a unique writing competition sponsored by John Cabot University. The competition, which allows Italian high school students to showcase their creative writing skills in English, was a great success and may mark just the beginning of similar collaborative efforts in the future!  Read more.
Dean sends out 2012-13 welcome
In his latest blog entry, Dean Downing Thomas greets the school year by reflecting on recent changes in International Programs. He introduces several new hires in the office and outlines IP's priorities for the next year including a continued emphasis on study abroad and internationalization at home as well as an increased effort to reach out to our alumni abroad and strengthen global connections. Read his entry here.
September 21, 5-7 p.m.
Senate Chamber, Old Capitol
October 5, 5-7 p.m.
2780 University Capitol Centre
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Study Abroad accepting applications for winter break programs


India Winterim: This program allows students from all majors to work with local NGOs to learn about a variety of health, engineering, sustainability, housing, water resource, biodiversity and similar development issues in India.



Overseas Writers' Workshop in Cuba:  Take this rare opportunity to explore Cuban life and literature while developing an ethnographic essay through this generative, nonfiction writing workshop based in Havana.   


Brazilian Carnival: Music, Dance, Design, & Street Performance: Explore Brazilian dance, music, production, and critical theories of performance, all within the social, historical and religious context of preparation for the annual Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.   

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