University of Iowa International Programs

UI professor introduces students to 

world of Brazilian Carnival


This month, UI Professor Duarte and 20 students will travel to Duarte's native Brazil on the Brazilian Carnival winter program to witness the colorful preparations of what many call "the biggest spectacle on Earth." Duarte designed the course, which focuses on the music, dance, history, and culture of Carnival and gives students a unique opportunity to participate in this artistic celebration. From only six students in its first year, the program continues to grow and improve under Duarte's leadership. Read more

International enrollment hits all-time high
Growing Number of International Students Attending University of Iowa 
CBS2/Fox28 News coverage on international students at UI

The UI hit record numbers of international enrollment this fall. But even with numbers high, IP Dean Downing Thomas stresses the need to continue active recruitment abroad and develop our international student services on campus. Read more on the number of international students, their contribution to Iowa's economy and see CBS/Fox's news coverage.

Students protest closing of UI
Center for Human Rights

The future of the UI Center for Human Rights has been a sensitive and impassioned subject this past month. Provost Butler and Dean Thomas are in discussions with UICHR leadership about a new future for the UICHR. Students and staff, led by the student organization UI Students for Human Rights, have gathered over 2,000 signatures in a petition and protested against its closure outside the Old Capitol. Read a commentary by Shelton Stromquist, chairman of UICHR Board of Directors, on the role and merits of the UICHR.

Iowa International Summer Institute program
Iowa International Summer Institute (IISI)
Want to study abroad in Europe next summer? Check out this video on the Iowa International Summer Institute, which will offer GenEd classes taught by UI faculty in Rome, Paris, Florence, Madrid, and London in summer 2013. In this video, three past participants share their unique experiences.
Former U.S. Ambassador speaks on international careers, globalization in Iowa

Former ambassador to Eritrea and visiting UI professor Ronald McMullen offered advice to students this month as part of an event centered on careers in international politics. Read more on his talk here or read his Press-Citizen guest opinion on increasing global opportunities in Iowa. McMullen also participated in a wide-ranging discussion about globalization and the world economy on the December 7 WorldCanvass. You can hear the full program audio here.

Check out photos from the OASIS Cultural Ball
This year's OASIS Cultural Ball was an enormous success. The night featured performances by Iowa Anhdi, Irish Dancers, Iowa Agni, KUSA, Near East Dance Ensemble, Hawkeye Bhangra and swing and salsa lessons by the Hawkeye Ballroom Dancers. UI junior Erin Doppelt was the photographer for this event. Visit her photography blog  to see photos of the fun!
UI, Iowa City celebrate Human Rights Day
On December 10th, local advocacy groups and members of the public gathered to celebrate human rights and read from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the 64th anniversary of this ratification of this landmark document. Groups also took the opportunity promote the importance of the UI's Center for Human Rights in Iowa City.  See photos from the reading here.
Upcoming program:

"The Rupture of Civil War"
Jan. 25, 2013, 5-7 p.m.
Old Capitol Senate Chamber
Listen online to past programs or download programs for free on iTunes
Confucius Institute announces spring 2013 classes

This spring, the Confucius Institute will offer Mandarin Chinese classes on-campus and via distance learning. 
Classes begin Jan. 23 and registration is due by Jan. 18. For more information visit the Confucius Institute page.
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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