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WRITER: MARTI TIEDEMAN
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: July 29, 1999

UI students awarded Presidential Scholarships for Study Abroad

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Some 20 University of Iowa students were awarded Presidential Scholarships for Study Abroad for the 1999-2000 academic year. The Presidential Scholarships for Study Abroad, created in 1983, are funded by the Office of the Provost. The $1,000 scholarships assist undergraduates with the expenses of studying abroad.

For more information, call the UI Office for Study Abroad at (319) 335-0353, or e-mail questions to study-abroad@uiowa.edu.

The following is a list of winners according to state and hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first:

IOWA

AMES: Allison Hefley, a sophomore double major in computer science and Spanish, will study in Costa Rica, Mexico and Uruguay through the International Student Exchange Program; and Rachel Pleasants, a junior double major in studio art and Spanish, will study in Spain at Central College in Granada.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Melissa Herman, a senior double major in history and Spanish with a political science and secondary education double minor, will study in Costa Rica through the University Studies Abroad Consortium Program; and Rebecca Norlin, a junior double major in marketing/management and Japanese with an international business minor, will study in Japan through the Asian Studies Program at Kansai Gaidai University.

CORNING: Wesley McMahon, a junior linguistics major, will study in Tanzania through the University of Dar Es Salaam study abroad program.

COUNCIL BLUFFS: Andrew Regan, a sophomore history major, will study in England through the U of I United Kingdom Exchange Program.

DES MOINES: Suzanne M. Foggia, a sophomore double major in German and English, will study in Germany through the Year in Freiburg program.

DUBUQUE: Karin Anderson, a sophomore double major in French and global studies and working toward an international business certificate, will attend the University of Paul Valerie in Montpellier, France.

EPWORTH: Christopher Ward, a sophomore undeclared major with a Spanish minor, will study in Venezuela through a spring semester program at the Universidad de Los Andes.

FAIRFIELD: Julia Kraus, a junior speech pathology major with an English minor, will study in Wales through the Iowa Regents Semester in Wales.

FORT DODGE: Adam Fritz, a junior double major in finance and Japanese language and literature, will study in Japan at the Nanzan Center for Japanese Studies.

GARNER: William Nedved, a sophomore theatre arts major with a sexuality studies minor, will study in England at Lancaster University through the UI United Kingdom Exchange Program.

IOWA CITY: Jane Monson, a senior comparative literature major with a Spanish and art double minor, will study in Spain through the Universal Service Administrative Company at San Sebastian; Catherine Strang, a junior double major in music and anthropology, will study in Ireland at the National University at Cork.

MUSCATINE: Merideth Bentley, a sophomore global studies major with a Russian minor, will attend Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, through the InterStudy Europe program.

NEW HAMPTON: Jennifer Schwickerath, a junior double major in accounting and Spanish and working toward an international business certification, will study in Mexico through the International Student Exchange Program.

OTTUMWA: Andy Peterson, a junior double major in global studies and Chinese with a computer science minor, will study in China through the Council on International Educational Exchange.

WEST DES MOINES: Carolyn Lyon, a junior global studies major, will study in Venezuela through the Spring Semester in Venezuela Program.

ILLINOIS

DURAND: Alicia Greene, a sophomore speech pathology major, will study in Venezuela at the Universidad de los Andes.

NEBRASKA

COLUMBUS: Catherine Claus, a sophomore double major in anthropology and Portuguese, will study at the School for International Training in Brazil.