WRITER: MANSI BHATIA
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 21, 2002
International Programs hosts seminar Oct. 24 on adjusting to life in the
University of Iowa international students will receive tips on U.S. culture
during an interactive discussion session entitled, "Adjusting to Life
in the USA" Thursday, Oct. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Buchanan Auditorium
(W10) in the Pappajohn Business Building.
This session is a part of "Life in Iowa: An On-Going Orientation Series
of Activities for New International Students," sponsored by the Office
of International Students and Scholars (OISS) in collaboration with UI International
During the session, international students will receive tips on maintaining
their own cultural values while adapting to the academic and professional
environment in America. Students will also view an hour-long video, "Cold
Water," developed by Boston University staff, featuring cultural adjustments
made by international students during their stay in the U.S.
"This is an effort to give practical advice to international students
so that they can make the most out of their stay in Iowa City, both academically
and socially," said Helen Jameson, coordinator of the series.
Jameson will lead the session with Rashmi Gupta, a graduate assistant at
International Programs. Discussion topics will include individualism, networking,
equality, materialism and choices. Students will also be encouraged to participate
by asking questions and raising issues.
For a complete schedule of fall events during the series, contact Jameson,
International Student Program Coordinator, at (319) 335-3584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OISS is part of International Programs, which is organized under the associate
provost for academic programs and dean of International Programs (IP). IP
is comprised of a number offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs,
research projects and services. These units serve to further internationalize
the campus and the community and to promote global scholarship, research and