February 2016 | international.uiowa.edu  

UI India Winterim study abroad program wins Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education
Congratulations to our very own India Winterim study abroad program, recipient of the prestigious 2016 Institute of International Education Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education! This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the India Winterim program, with over 1,000 students and faculty participating since its inauguration. Read more about this inspiring program

Fulbright workshop a success! 
The 4th Annual Intensive Fulbright Workshop was held on January 29. More than 100 students attended the workshop, and six current and former UI Fulbright awardees joined the group via Skype and in person. Student attendees received hands-on assistance from faculty mentors on essay writing for grants and participated in a Q & A session with successful Fulbright student and faculty grantees. Photos from the event are available on FlickrCheck out additional student grant and fellowship opportunities on the IP website. 

Iowa City a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers
Iowa City ranked seventh in the Peace Corps' 2015 listing of the country's top volunteer-producing metro areas per capita. This is the first time the Iowa City metro area reached the top 10 on the list of currently-serving Peace Corps volunteers. Learn more about Peace Corps connections to Iowa City and the UI campus in this Accents article.

ReCap:  WorldCanvass show "Research to Real Life"
The University of Iowa is ranked among the top 35 public universities in the nation and is renowned not only for its academic excellence but for its research profile. On January 26, Joan Kjaer and her WorldCanvass guests discussed what it means to be a 'research university' from multiple perspectives. Check out this ReCap of the event with access to see and hear the full program. 

Bijou Horizons film series attendance could lead to a study abroad scholarship
The spring 2016 Bijou Horizons film series begins Tuesday, February 9, with the screening of Theeb, a film from the United Arab Emirates. UI students who attend all five movies will once again be eligible to have their names entered into a drawing to receive a $1,500 study abroad scholarship, plus round-trip airfare. UI International Programs, the home of Study Abroad, provides the scholarship to one student each semester, chosen via drawing from the pool of students who've attended each of the screenings. A FilmScene donor also provides round-trip airfare. View this IowaNow article for more information.

Meet our spring 2016 Study Abroad Bloggers!
We're excited to announce our Study Abroad Bloggers for the spring 2016 semester! These unique individuals were selected from a competitive pool of writers to tell the story of their destination and represent the voice of University of Iowa students while abroad. Throughout the semester, these students will share their experiences through writing and photography to be published on International Accents.  


 Tuesday, February 9, 5 p.m.
FilmScene, 118 E. College St.

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Dean's blog
In his latest Dean's blog, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Downing Thomas writes about the impact of international experiences.

International experience matters
Read about the benefits of study abroad, and learn how a study experience in Germany helped Kaitlyn Roth (B.S.E. biomedical engineering '14) land a job with a multi-national company.

Feb 9: Gilman scholarship info session
Looking to make study abroad more affordable? Check out one of four information sessions to learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship!
Tues, Feb 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in 1117 UCC.

Feb 10: Intern abroad presentation

Learn about the benefits of international internships at this information session co-sponsored by International Programs and the Pomerantz Career Center. 
Wed, Feb 10, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in 2390 UCC.

Feb 12: Korean cooking class
The spring Korean cooking class series kicks off on February 12 with "Korean street food." Check out additional information and RSVP!
Fri, Feb 12, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

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