January 2016 | international.uiowa.edu  

2015 International Programs annual report released

We hope you'll take a moment to check out the 2015 annual report from International Programs, a reflection on the many international activities and accomplishments of UI faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends. 

Spring Study Abroad Fair, January 27
Study Abroad invites all UI students to discover short-term and faculty-led study abroad programs during the Study Abroad Fair. Whether interested in studying, working, interning, or volunteering, students will have the opportunity to talk to study abroad advisors, faculty program directors, and former student participants.

Commencement ceremony commentary offered in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish

For the enjoyment of friends and family members of international students who were not able to attend the event in person, videos from the fall 2015 undergraduate combined commencement ceremony featuring commentary in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish are available online. 

ReCap:  WorldCanvass show on Cuba

On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Castro announced a new era of openness and interaction between their two countries. On December 8, 2015, Joan Kjaer and her WorldCanvass guests discussed "Cuba:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" as the one-year anniversary approached. Check out this ReCap of the event with access to see and hear the full program. 

Global education institute for teachers
On December 5-6, International Programs hosted the Global Education Institute for Teachers in partnership with the Stanley Foundation. The annual professional development workshop is offered to Iowa's K-12 teachers, with an aim of increasing educators' awareness of and capacity to teach concepts and skills necessary for developing globally-minded students. Read more in this International Accents article.

Rose Bowl viewing party!
 International Programs hosted a Rose Bowl viewing party for international students and scholars. Michael Bortscheller, assistant director of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), provided commentary for those in attendance unfamiliar with American football. Check out other community, academic, and cultural resources offered to international students and scholars!


 Tuesday, January 26, 5 p.m.
FilmScene, 118 E. College St.

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

Ten best study abroad blog quotes from 2015
Looking for some inspiration? Check out these insightful comments from UI students in our "top ten" list of study abroad blog quotes from 2015!

Jan 27: Lecture on discussing the Arab world and Islam
 Dr. James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute, will discuss the significance of political discourse regarding the Arab world and Islam.
Wed, Jan 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

Jan 29: Intensive Fulbright workshop

Join International Programs for the fourth-annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop. Register for the event and learn more by visiting the Fulbright U.S. Student Program web page.
Fri, Jan 29, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in 2520 UCC.

Feb 2: Peace Corps information session
 Learn about serving in the Peace Corps, a great way to use your skills to help a community in need, immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime.
Tues, Feb 2, 7 p.m. in the Iowa City Public Library.

Who We Are

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