Chinese students enjoy a marketing strategy class in the Tippie College of Business.

CCTV Chinese president's relationship with Iowa fuels Chinese student interest in UI

One in 10 University of Iowa undergraduate students is Chinese and interest continues to grow. Part of this interest is fueled by Chinese President Xi Jingpin's long-standing relationship with the state of Iowa and Gov. Terry Branstad, as well as UI's reputation for academic excellence and the friendly, welcoming community.

Writing Iowa in Kazakhstan

With new MOOC on the horizon, English language fellow reflects on using IWP resources to facilitate poetry workshop
With a new Massive Open Online Course offering on the horizon, English Language Fellow Harry Leeds reflects on using UI International Writing Program resources to facilitate a seven-week poetry workshop in Kazakhstan.

Huffington Post UI professor teaches would-be entrepreneurs in Greece

Kurt Heiar, entrepreneur in residence in UI's John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, spent part of his summer in Greece helping teach would-be entrepreneurs who want to start their own business in response to the country's ongoing economic crisis how to get their businesses off the ground. 

Emily Roberts and Chen Cui

From Iowa City to China

Business teaches English to children in China with tutors in Iowa City
China has about 100 million children learning English and a pair of the University of Iowa students have started a new business to help them.
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Developing voices a world away

Women in Bahrain and Jordan build community of writers and explore artistic identity through IWP distance-learning course
Nearly 20 women in Bahrain and Jordan participated in A Room of One’s Own: Developing the Authorial Voice, a distance-learning course offered by the UI International Writing Program. The course focused on issues of artistic identity while fostering participants’ authorial voices and building a community of women writers.