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BA in International Studies

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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

Division of Interdisciplinary Programs 2020-2021 Annual Report

Thursday, January 6, 2022
The Division of Interdisciplinary Programs is pleased to present its 2020-2021 Annual Report.

Congratulations to International Studies Fall 2021 Graduates!

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Congratulations to the Fall 2021 International Studies Graduates:
8 International Studies Majors and 1 International Studies Minor!

IS Student Lauren Salloum awarded ICRU Fellowship to work with Dr. Žmolek

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Lauren Salloum, a fourth year student in International Studies, has been awarded a $2,500 Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) fellowship for Summer 2021 to work with Dr. Michael Žmolek in commencing work on an edited collection of primary source documents on the history of capitalism.

Upcoming Events

Life in Iowa as a Refugee and Immigrant

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:00pm to 1:30pm
In this session, the panel will discuss how the experience of moving to Iowa differs for people from different walks of life—refugee, immigrant, documented, undocumented, with familial ties in the area, without familial ties. They will share how local nonprofits, especially ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs), support new Iowans. They will also offer insights into what Iowans, born and raised in the state or elsewhere in the US, should know about their neighbors who have just arrived...
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10th Annual Intensive Fulbright Program Workshop

Friday, January 28, 2022 9:30am to 11:30am
Would you like to teach English, study, or do research or creative work abroad for an academic year at no cost? Join International Programs for the tenth annual intensive Fulbright U.S. Student Program workshop on Friday, January 28, 2022, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.  Please join UI Fulbright Program Advisor Karen Wachsmuth, Fulbright Faculty Mentors, and recent UI Fulbright grantees, and alumni to find out more about applying for Fulbright! This session will cover application basics for...

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Refugees and Immigrants in Iowa

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Description available closer to event date through ICFRC website here:

Iowa Refugees & Immigrants in Pursuit of Higher Education

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Description available closer to event date through ICFRC website here:

VIRTUAL All Majors Career Fair

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 : 12 – 4 pm - VIRTUAL FAIR This fair will focus on recruiting students pursuing any and all majors! All students are invited to attend! There will be a variety of industries of employers represented. Visit: for more details.
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