CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 15, 2001
International education group awards $1,000 for UI study abroad scholarship
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa student who studies abroad in 2002
will receive a $1,000 scholarship thanks to an award from the International
Study Programs division of the Council on International Educational Exchange
The Council awarded the scholarship funds to the UI in recognition of "significant
increases in enrollment" in study abroad programs offered at CIEE Study
Centers. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must enroll in one of
the Study Center programs in calendar year 2002. Such programs are offered
in more than two dozen countries and include coursework in a wide range of
"The number of University of Iowa students studying abroad has increased
phenomenally in the past few years, thanks to the encouragement of the UI
administration, the efforts of the Office for Study Abroad staff, and a growing
awareness among students of the value of an international experience,"
said Janis Perkins, director of the UI Office for Study Abroad. "It is
an honor to have that success recognized by the Council, and particularly
gratifying that the form of the award is a scholarship that will directly
benefit a UI student."
In notifying UI officials of the award, William W. Cressey, CIEE executive
vice president of international study programs, wrote "It is our hope
that this scholarship will contribute to your already successful efforts in
encouraging students to consider the option of study abroad."
Perkins accepted the award May 30 in Philadelphia at the annual conference
of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
Other institutions that won scholarship funds this year are University of
Colorado-Boulder, Boston College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, George
Washington University, and Tulane University.
More information on CIEE's International Study Programs division is on the
Web at http://www.ciee.org/isp/