University of Iowa International Programs
Celebrating International
Education Week 2012 at the UI


Explore a new language at the Adopt-A-Language Fair, hear the stories of Stanley Grant recipients, learn what it's like to teach with the Peace Corps, dance the night away at the OASIS Cultural Ball, and much more during this year's International Education Week. Click here for the full schedule!

Study Abroad photo contest- first place winner
Check out winning student photos, videos and essays

As part of International Education Week, we are proud to announce  the winners of this year's Study Abroad and International Student photo and essay writing contests, and for the first time this year, a video contest. View the winners here!
IWP co-founder awarded 
International Impact Award
The International Impact Award, awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to global understanding, was presented to Hualing Nieh Engle in honor of  her vision in helping to create and nurture the International Writing Program and her commitment to intercultural dialogue regardless of political barriers. Engle is the third recipient of this honor and was presented with the award as part of last week's WorldCanvass program, IWP: Writing the Stories of the World. Read more
Keeping Up Appearances: On Marriage Fever and Homosexuality in China
In this Lens on China blog post, UI alum Lauren Katalinich gives readers a glimpse into the world of "wedding fever" in China. Parental pressure to get married and carry on the family name is felt acutely by young people across China and especially by women approaching the ripe old age of 25. The stress is no less for gays and lesbians, many of whom must take unique measures to placate their parents wishes and uphold that critical Chinese value- familial harmony.

IP Student Stories

Read first-hand accounts by UI students on their work and research abroad

  UI undergrad rediscovers his homeland: Beijing native Wu Qu, a UI undergraduate student, recently traveled back to his home country to research the motivations behind Chinese involvement in the Korean War and to speak with several Chinese Korean War veterans. Read more 



The bravest decision I ever made: This summer, Jeannette George made what she felt was the most courageous decision of her life - to pursue her academic research of Sickle Cell Anemia awareness far beyond her UI classrooms and all the way to Uganda. Read more 

Dean's Blog: National Memory

In his latest blog post, Dean Thomas reflects on the nature of national memory and a recent bold, but calculated, press statement by French President Francois Hollande in which he acknowledged the 51st anniversary of the bloody suppression of demonstrations for Algerian independence. Read more
The Confucius Institute's busy fall (photo gallery)

It's been an eventful fall for the Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa. The institute has hosted several community activities in addition to their culture and language classes. Check out this photo gallery to see some of the exciting things happening with Chinese culture on campus.

Upcoming program:

Globalization and the World Economy
December 7, 5-7 p.m.
Old Capitol Senate Chamber
Listen online to past programs or download programs for free on iTunes
Who We Are

International Programs provides leadership and support for internationally-oriented teaching, research, creative work and community engagement. 
International Programs 
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