Photos celebrate UI global experience during International Education Week – Iowa Now

by | Nov 3, 2022 | Education

Seeing your native language illuminated on campus. Playing the rababa, one of the oldest string instruments, in Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert. A class photo reenacting the birth of Athena in front of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. These moments were experienced and captured in photos by University of Iowa students who studied abroad and by international students studying at Iowa.They are among the winning images selected for the 2022 International Programs annual photo contest as part of International Education Week—a way to inspire greater awareness of the many ways the UI community can experience international education.

The UI will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 14–18. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare people for community-building in both national and international settings.

In addition to this year’s photo contest winners, the UI celebration also will feature award ceremonies for the annual UI International Impact and Global Student Awards, as well as a wide variety of events and info sessions hosted by UI colleges, departments, and student organizations, reflecting the diverse work being done across campus to advance global engagement.

“International Education Week provides our campus with an opportunity to promote and celebrate Iowa’s global engagement,” says Russell Ganim, UI associate provost a …

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