University of Iowa International Programs

Iowa City Carnaval Parade (photo gallery)

On Sunday, June 9, 2013, the first annual Iowa City Carnaval Parade commenced on Dubuque Street when participants marched out from the Chauncey Swan parking lot. Despite a rather rainy day at the start, the Iowa City Carnaval Parade drew a lot of attention from passersby and onlookers. Check out our photo gallery from the event!
The Iowa International Experience (video)

A new video from UI Admissions highlights the experiences of several international students at the University of Iowa and how they live, learn, work, and play on our campus. The video shows new students what they can expect when coming to Iowa City for their education. Watch it now! 
Iowa-South Korea connections 

In an ongoing series from International Programs, we look at connections between the University of Iowa and countries around the world. Our faculty, students, and programs reach far beyond the UI campus. Check out some of the highlights of our connections with South Korea, including exchange programs, research collaborations, faculty projects, and facts about Korean students at the UI.
One Community, One Book selected for 2013

 "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope" tells the inspiring story of a Malawian man's determination to bring power and freedom to his village. Using scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves, he created a windmill that eventually powered four lights, as well as a second machine that turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season. The book is the 2013 selection for the One Community, One Book annual reading program, sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights. Read more about the book and the author.

Connecting with her heritage 

While traveling to the Gambia with the University of Iowa's Public Health Program MHIRT, UI undergraduate student LauRen Gaines connected to her African roots in ways she never imagined. Although LauRen looked like all the local people, she couldn't respond to them in the native language and realized she didn't know what part of Africa her family was from. While first feeling like an outsider, she soon came to feel at home in the new environment. Read more of her reflections from the study abroad experience.
UI alum shares three decades of diplomatic experience with students

Ron McMullen, a UI alumnus and Iowa native, spent more than 30 years as a diplomat and ambassador, dodging bullets and negotiating delicate deals. He has lived, worked, or traveled in 91 countries, and his experiences are as diverse as the countries where he's lived. He's met kings and presidents, but has also worked with poor indigenous communities, interviewed thousands of visa applicants, and worked with colleagues in embassies around the world. Read more about McMullen's experiences in this feature from Iowa Now. 

WorldCanvass Studio
Upcoming program:
June 13, 2013, 6-7 p.m.
Old Capitol Senate Chamber
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UI students receive Stanley Awards

Four University of Iowa undergraduate students and 20 UI graduate students have received Stanley Awards for International Research to conduct research abroad or pursue learning activities in international studies that are not available on the UI campus.
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Who We Are

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