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

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

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

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!

IS:3012 Students Collaborating with the Newly-Opened International Rescue Committee Office in Iowa City

The International Rescue Committee, a global organization that rehomes refugees, is helping settle around 100 refugees in Iowa City over the next couple of months after opening an Iowa City office late last year. In efforts to assist unaccompanied minors who are refugees, the International Rescue Committee will launch a new program aimed at these individuals to get documentation and connect with a guardian, Terlouw said. The program will start March 1.
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International Studies Major Camry Pritchard awarded Gilman Scholarship to study in Korea in Summer 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024
Camry Pritchard is a fourth-year international studies major from Bettendorf, Iowa. In addition to a Gilman Scholarship, she is also the recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship. She will be studying abroad this summer in South Korea on the TEAN Korea summer program. Click the title to read more from Camry!

IS Professor Ari Ariel quoted in Le Monde on the Israel-Hamas War and food boycotts

Monday, December 11, 2023
University of Iowa Professor Ari Ariel (International Studies) was quoted in the article La Guerre Israël-Hamas Dans Les Assiettes in the French newspaper Le Monde. The article discusses how the Palestinian cause has been realized in the United States via food boycotts and by chefs promoting Palestinian cuisine to speak out against its erasure.

International Studies Graduate Marlén Mendoza named in Corridor Business Journal’s 2023 Forty under 40

Marlén Mendoza’s career path was shaped by her time at Iowa, from her coursework and work experience to her study abroad experiences.

IS Professor Ari Ariel quoted in the New York Times on the Israel-Hamas War and food conflicts

A recent petition signed by nearly 900 food professionals calling for a cease-fire raises, once again, questions of contested cuisines. “We tend to think of food as humanizing but when there is conflict, food becomes part of the conflict,” said Ari Ariel, an associate professor at the University of Iowa who has written about and lectured on what he calls the Hummus Wars.

International Studies Major Orion Little Shares Perspectives on Studying Abroad in Uruguay

Orion Little (International Studies major and Global Health Studies and Spanish minors) and a Diversity Ambassador Scholarship recipient went abroad in Spring 2023 with USAC Montevideo.

International Studies Fall 23 Grad Maria Osman Co-Founds Non-Profit

Maria Osman's study abroad experience in Jordan inspired the University of Iowa grad to co-found Posterity International, a non-profit charity.