University of Iowa International Programs
Fulbright research inspires UI student
Luke Juran Fulbright in India
Luke Juran: Fulbright in India
From research on water sanitation in post-disaster housing settlements, to diagnosing cases of cleft-lip and palates, to arranging the donation of dozens of goats, Luke Juran did it all during his Fulbright work in India. Check out this video to see how this UI Ph.D. student went above and beyond expectations in his Fulbright grant research. Read more.
Building Our Global Community certificate classes for faculty/staff

Are you a UI faculty or staff member seeking to improve your skills and insights for working with our international community? Then you may want to sign up to take a free workshop with Building Our Global Community, a program designed to promote inter-cultural understanding. Examples of upcoming classes include Beyond Maņana: Approaching Cultural Differences (Oct. 24) and Colombia (Oct. 29). Take four of these workshops within a two-year period and you have the option of earning a global certificate! For more information on the Global Certificate Program and a full workshop schedule, visit here
Finding time to write in Barbados

Sometimes the only way to truly understand a place is to experience it. That's what young novelist and Stanley Award recipient Naomi Jackson discovered during her summer in Barbados, the country that serves as the setting of her MFA thesis and novel. In this reflection, Naomi shares her thoughts on the importance of the experience to the final product of her first novel. Read more.
Get out the vote...
for the annual photo contest!

The annual study abroad and international student photo contests have officially gone online, giving you the opportunity to judge the best shots of the year. Check out the Study Abroad Photo Contest and International Student Photo Contest albums on the Study Abroad facebook page and "like" photos to cast your vote. Those with the most "likes" will be awarded prizes. Voting ends Oct. 24 at 4:00 p.m.
10 everyday sights in China you won't see in the West

'Lens on China' blogger and UI alum Lauren Katalinich gives us another rare look at the cultural differences between life in the U.S. and China in her
latest blog entry. Through Lauren's observations, we learn about popular hangout spots, the diverse pastimes of the elderly, and why diapers aren't as common as you'd think.
Meet Thai students who call Iowa home
Over 70% of the international students on campus hail from East and Southeast Asia. Though Thai students represent a small proportion of these, they are nevertheless making their mark on campus. Read the story of UI freshman Voramate Aussarassakorn, who came to the U.S. with dreams of becoming a professional golfer and is turning heads on the Hawkeye golf team this year. Also meet Thai students, Nattida Promyod and Puttarin Kulchaitanaroaj and read their reflections on classes, food, and the benefits and challenges of life abroad at the University of Iowa.
Upcoming program:

Old Capitol Senate Chamber
 Featuring the International Impact Award presentation

Listen online to past programs or download programs for free on iTunes 

Not sure what to do as cold weather approaches?

Here are some
Upcoming Activities
for you from IP!

Register for Taiji Classes: Taiji, also known as tai chi or tai qui, is a mind-body practice known for increasing flexibility, relaxation, and overall health. The Confucius Institute will offer Taiji Level I classes every Tuesday from Oct. 30 to Nov. 27, 6:40-7:40 p.m. To learn more or register, visit here. 



Enjoy a free Chinese calligraphy class: Under the tutelage of celebrated calligrapher Ramon Lin, participants in this free workshop will learn the art and history of calligraphy while gaining hands-on experience. The Confucius Institute will offer this free workshop Oct. 24 from 7-8:30 p.m.  Read more. 

Join in a creative workshop for the Iowa City Carnaval Parade: Tell us your story through an open mic night, try your hand at carnaval costume construction with an award-winning designer, or participate in one of the other events related to carnaval happening later this month, all leading up to the 2013 Iowa City Carnaval Parade. Read more. 

Who We Are

International Programs provides leadership and support for internationally-oriented teaching, research, creative work and community engagement. 
International Programs 
1111 University Capitol Centre  
Iowa City, Iowa 52242