CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
UI welcomes new international students for spring semester
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- An estimated 75 new international students will be
welcomed to the University of Iowa during a week of orientation events
Jan. 11-15, organized by the UI Office for International Students and Scholars
The week begins with a required check-in from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday,
Jan. 11 in the International Center Lounge. A free lunch will be served
at noon, sponsored by Iowa State Bank and Trust.
Donald Yarbrough, associate dean of the College of Education, will deliver
a welcoming address at 1 p.m. in the International Center Lounge. Following
the speech OISS director
Gary Althen will lead students through orientation programming.
The week-long orientation programming is designed to help new international
students adjust as smoothly as possible to U.S. culture and the U.S. academic
Other activities during the week include sessions on health insurance
and immigration as well as tours of the library and the computer center.
For more information or a complete schedule of events, call Lois Gray
at 335-2026 or Mei-Yeh Chang, OISS orientation coordinator, at 335-0335.
OISS provides information, services and programs that help international
students and scholars benefit from their stays in Iowa. The office also
seeks to foster constructive relationships among international and other
members of the university community. Student advisers provide orientation
for international students and scholars, immigration advising, financial
counseling, conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
OISS is part of UI International Programs, which consist of a number
of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects
and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for international
programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and
community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.
The OISS is located in the International Center on the UI campus. The
International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa City,
off of Park Road.