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International Studies Newsletter

The International Studies Program publishes a new newsletter every week during the fall and spring semesters. The newsletter provides upcoming events, opportunities to build skills, and post-graduation opportunities. Check out the most recent newsletter here.

News and Announcements

Peter Gerlach, IS Assistant Professor of Instruction, Receives Presidents' Civic Engagement Leadership Award

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Peter Gerlach is an assistant professor of instruction in International Studies and executive director of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council. Dr. Gerlach is a member of the Office of Community Engagement's (OCE) Faculty Engagement Corps and teaches "Community Engaged Learning with Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa", a class that carries the Community Engaged Course designation. Dr. Gerlach utilizes the Community Engaged Learning model as the basis for his course exploring the lives of immigrants and refugees in Iowa. He has served as a panelist for OCE trainings and has been a guest speaker in the OCE's First Year Seminar on community engagement.

International Studies Grad Maria Osman awarded Fulbright to Indonesia

Monday, April 8, 2024
Maria Osman, who received a BA in international studies from the University of Iowa in 2022, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Indonesia for 2024-25.

How you can go abroad for free: All about U.S. government-sponsored programs

Friday, March 22, 2024
During summer 2023, International Studies Senior Abby Fowler had the privilege to spend two months in Japan as a recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship. Her experience was exceedingly positive, and she wants all Hawkeyes to be aware of the great exchange opportunities offered by the U.S. government. Click here to find out how you can have the experience of a lifetime for nearly or totally free!

Upcoming Events

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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!
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Discover Study Abroad-Summer 2024

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!

Student Employment Job Fair

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 11:00am to 2:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the variety of student hourly and Work-Study jobs available on the UI campus & at qualified off-campus nonprofit Work-Study sites. The University is excited to have students consider campus employment. Research shows that students who are connected to campus are more successful and more likely to continue enrollment and do well academically. Many first-year students choose student employment as their Pick One. Typically more than 30...
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Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 11:00am to 3:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Get your questions answered and kick-start your global experience at the University of Iowa fall Study Abroad Fair!
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