Hiroyuki “Larry” Kasuga (M.S. in industrial engineering, 1953), 93, reflects on his experiences coming to the UI in 1951 on a Government Aid and Relief In Occupied Areas scholarship. He describes getting his degree in the Iowa Field House from then-President Virgil Hancher as “the happiest moment of my life.”
Want to impress an employer during an interview? A story about tackling the language barrier during your study-abroad experience in Spain could very well have your interviewer going from apathetic to absorbed. It doesn’t hurt that the story showcases valuable skills at the same time.
While Abby Restko was a UI student, she studied abroad in Venice, Italy, where she discovered Murano glass jewelry. Restko, a marketing major with an art minor, knew then that she should have a jewelry store that offered Murano glass locally. So she opened Glassando in Old Capitol Town Center.
The University of Iowa was one of the first schools to send students to study in Cuba. The UI has been able to send faculty and students to Cuba for the past 15 years or so, says Liz Wildenberg De Hernandez, an associate director of UI Study Abroad.