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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

Profile: Dr. Ari Ariel, Director of International Studies

Monday, July 11, 2022
Dr. Ari Ariel, Director of the International Studies Program since 2021, shares his personal and academic journey to the field of international studies in this featured profile.

International Studies Major Maria Osman Awarded Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Jordan

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Congratulations to International Studies major Maria Osman on being awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship! Maria will be studying next fall in Jordan on SIT's Refugee, Health, and Humanitarian Action program.

Upcoming Events

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Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions

Monday, October 3, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Please join International Programs for one of several information sessions to discuss the process of applying for a Gilman Scholarship and learn how you could receive up to $5,000 to study abroad! Applications are now being accepted for spring, summer, and fall 2023. The Gilman Scholarship program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad and better prepare them to thrive in the global economy. Scholarships are awarded to U.S...
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Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Culture Symposium: Advocating for DEI in the Academy

Thursday, October 6, 2022 (all day)
University Capitol Centre
The Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, with funding from an International Programs Major Projects Award, sets out to explore the intersection of race, ethnicity, language, and culture and how to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the academy. The three-day symposium, taking place on the University of Iowa campus from Thursday, October 6, 2022, to Saturday, October 8, 2022, will bring together leaders and scholars from across disciplines and geographic areas and engage them in an open dialogue about the opportunities that advocating for DEI in the academy provides.
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"Webtoons and Affective Male Audiences in Digital Korea"

Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Korean Studies Research Network and International Programs will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Dr. Jahyon Park entitled "Webtoons and Affective Male Audiences in Digital Korea" on Thursday, October 6, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (CDT), via Zoom. 

Visiting Writer-in-Residence Angie Cruz Reading at Prairie Lights

Thursday, October 6, 2022 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Prairie Lights Books
A reading by writer and editor Angie Cruz.
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IWP Global Express: Stories on Stage

Thursday, October 6, 2022 7:00pm
Theatre Building
Students from the UI Department of Theatre Arts bring the page to life in an evening of staged readings of work by the IWP (International Writing Program) Fall Residents. Global Express, now in its 21st year, offers an exceptional peek into literary works by contemporary writers from around the world, and gives international writers the unique opportunity to see their work performed by students from the UI Department of Theatre Arts and local community members before an American audience. Look...
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