Articles from August 2017

Photos & video from On Iowa! 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Global Citizens

Monday, August 7, 2017
"Wherever you're from, whoever you are, you are welcome here. " The sign—posted alongside world flags at the Pappajohn Business Building at the Tippie College of Business—celebrates diversity at the University of Iowa, where international students make up 13 percent of the overall population.

Q&A with Qingyang Su about his experience as an international student at the University of Iowa

Monday, August 7, 2017
Qingyang Su, an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering, is an international student at the University of Iowa. Hailing from Beijing, China, Qingyang has embraced the opportunity to learn about American culture, meet new people, and challenge himself through research and teaching assistant experiences.

Syrian student fell in love with Iowa during a family visit, stayed to complete BA in music, then PharmD

Monday, August 7, 2017
The first time Mousa Abuissa saw the University of Iowa campus, he was on a vacation with his parents and sister, who had traveled from Syria to visit his uncle in Iowa City. At the end of the trip, Abuissa’s parents asked him if he wanted to stay.

UI staff co-author chapter on international student employment

Monday, August 7, 2017
Navigating the employment rules and challenges faced by international students can be a considerably complicated affair for students, employers, and university staff.

Q&A with Carli Brucker about her study abroad experience in Hong Kong

Monday, August 7, 2017
Undergraduate engineering student Carli Brucker studied abroad in Hong Kong during the summer of 2015. To help fund her study abroad experience, Brucker used the Summer Hawk Tuition Grant. She also applied for and received a Global Engineering Scholarship.

Q&A with Mandy Gavin studying abroad in Hong Kong

Monday, August 7, 2017
Mandy Gavin, University of Iowa undergraduate engineering student, studied abroad in Hong Kong during the summer of 2015. She applied for and received several scholarships, including a Global Engineering Scholarship and a Center for Asian and Pacific Studies Study Abroad in Asia Scholarship.

Discover study abroad opportunities at the fall fair Sept. 19

Monday, August 7, 2017
Curious about what it's like to study abroad, but aren't sure where to begin? Get your questions answered and kick start your global experience at the upcoming fall study abroad fair! 

Hometown Hawkeye: Farfum Ladroma

Monday, August 7, 2017
Standing in the middle of T. Anne Cleary walkway on the University of Iowa campus in 2005, Farfum Ladroma, of Manning, Iowa, saw his future: “This is where I need to be,” he thought. And, as with most things with Ladroma, thought turned into action.