August, 2017

The University of Iowa values our relationship with parents and keeping parents informed of what's happening on campus. This page is updated regularly with news items of interest to parents. The UI also produces the parent email, Parent Webinars, and parents can also follow news on Iowa Now, the official University of Iowa news page. 



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

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. Brucker pursued a second academic experience abroad through the course International Perspectives:  Xicotepec.Continue reading...

Posted August 7, 2017


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

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.Continue reading...

Posted August 7, 2017


Q&A with Mandy Gavin studying abroad in Hong Kong

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.Continue reading...

Posted August 7, 2017


UI staff co-author chapter on international student employment

Navigating the employment rules and challenges faced by international students can be a considerably complicated affair for students, employers, and university staff.  But now campus faculty and staff interested in becoming more familiar with federal immigration processes and laws have a new resource, thanks to an article co-authored by Lee Seedorff, senior...Continue reading...

Posted August 7, 2017


Discover study abroad opportunities at the fall fair Sept. 19

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! Continue reading...

Posted August 7, 2017


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

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.Continue reading...

Posted August 7, 2017


Global Citizens

"Wherever you're from, whoever you are, you are welcome here."Continue reading...

Posted August 7, 2017


Hometown Hawkeye: Farfum Ladroma

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.Continue reading...

Posted August 7, 2017


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