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Release: Immediate

July 13, 2001

UI students receive Presidential Scholarships for study abroad

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa has awarded 21 Presidential Scholarships for Study Abroad for the 2001-2002 academic year. Created in 1983, the $1,000 scholarships are intended to encourage UI undergraduates to study abroad and are funded by the UI Office of the Provost. More than 500 UI students studied abroad during the 2000-01 academic year.

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

The following is a list of Presidential Scholarship for Study Abroad recipients according to state and hometown, with Iowa hometowns listed first:

IOWA

ATLANTIC: Jeff Leistad, a senior finance major, will participate in a Central College program based at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, in fall 2001.

BOONE: Joel R. Martin, a junior electrical engineering major, will spend the 2000-2001 academic year at the University of Strathclyde through the UI's UK Exchange Program.

CARSON: Michael J. Houser, a senior Spanish and linguistics double major, will study in Bilbao, Spain, through the UI /University Studies Abroad Consortium in fall 2001.

CEDAR RAPIDS: Jill Novak, a senior marketing and Asian languages and literature double major, will study in at the University of Nanzan in Japan during the 2001-2002 academic year.

CRESTON: Brandi Lea Miller, a junior Spanish and Portuguese double major, will study in Sao Paulo through the Council on International Educational Exchange's academic year program in Brazil.

CRESTON: Erin McKee, a junior journalism and English double major, will study in Mysore, India, through the UI Semester in South India program in fall 2001.

DES MOINES: Andrew Petersen, a junior marketing major, will study at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, during the 2001-2002 academic year through the UI College of Business Frankfurt Exchange program.

FAIRFIELD: Marietta Ports, a senior drawing and Sanskrit double major, will study in Mysore, India, through the UI Semester in South India program in fall 2001.

FARLEY: Stephanie Hingtgen, a junior Spanish major, will study at the Catholic University of Cordoba in Argentina through the UI/International Student Exchange Program in fall 2001.

IOWA CITY: David Rogers, a junior Spanish and education double major, will study at a Latin American university through the UI/International Student Exchange Program in spring 2002. Rogers also received a $2,000 Naomi Gunderson Scholarship for Foreign Language Study Abroad.

MARION: Jana Bodensteiner, a junior anthropology and communication studies double major, will study in Beer Sheva, Israel, at Ben-Gurion University in fall 2001.

MUSCATINE: Mary Logsden, a junior women's studies and global health double major, will participate in Augsburg College's Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica program in Cuernavaca, Mexico in fall 2001.

MUSCATINE: Merideth Bentley, a senior global studies major, will study in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, through the UI/ACTR Academic Year in Russia program.

NORWALK: Joshua Buck, a senior history major, studied abroad in spring 2001 in Merida, Venezuela, through the UI Semester in Venezuela program.

URBANDALE: Jamie Nuzbach, a sophomore art major, will study at Loyola University of Chicago's Rome Center in fall 2001.

WILTON: Nicholas Nauman, a junior Spanish and psychology double major, will participate in an International Partnership for Service Learning program in Guadalajara, Mexico in fall 2001.

ARKANSAS

FAYETTEVILLE: Rachel Kunze, a junior Chinese and French double major, will study in Beijing, China, through the UI/Council on International Educational Exchange China program in fall 2001. Kunze also received a $1,000 Naomi Gunderson Scholarship for Foreign Language Study Abroad.

ILLINOIS

ALGONQUIN: Amanda Hamilton, a junior economics major, will study at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration in Hungary through the UI-BUESPA Exchange program in fall 2001.

INDIANA

MARTINSVILLE: Erin Beesley, a junior German and exercise science double major, will study in Freiburg, Germany, through the Academic Year in Freiburg program.

MINNESOTA

BURNSVILLE: Amelia Rau, a freshman speech pathology and Spanish double major, will study in Santiago, Chile, during the 2001-2002 academic year through a UI/University Studies Abroad Consortium program.

OREGON

SALEM: Megan Marie Paul, a sophomore Spanish and global studies double major, will study in San Sebastian, Spain, during the 2001-2002 academic year through a UI/ University Studies Abroad Consortium program.