CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Jan. 21, 2003
Six UI Students Win Scholarships For Study Abroad
The University of Iowa Office for Study Abroad awarded Summer & Short-Term
Study Abroad Scholarships to six students studying abroad during the winter
session between the fall and spring semesters. They are among 68 UI students
who participated in programs to China, Cuba, St. Lucia and Trinidad, and the
United Kingdom during the December 16 - January 17 winter session.
The $500, merit-based scholarships are part of a $75,000 financial aid package
allocated by the university to support study abroad. This is the third year
that this scholarship program has been available.
Janis Perkins, director of the UI Office for Study Abroad, said she is pleased
with the university's commitment to making study abroad accessible and affordable
for UI students.
"These particular awards were awarded on the basis of the students'
academic record, letters of recommendation, and statements of objectives,"
Perkins said. "As the selection committee found the pool of applicants
to be highly impressive, these scholarships represent a significant accomplishment
on the part of the recipients."
For more information on this and other study abroad scholarship opportunities,
call the UI Office for Study Abroad at (319) 335-0353 or visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~uiabroad/
and click on Scholarships and Financial Aid.
The recipients of the study abroad scholarships are listed alphabetically
by hometown with Iowa recipients first:
CLARINDA: Jonathan R. Wiese, a junior global studies and pre-dental double
major with a minor in Spanish, traveled to Cuba for one month to study global
oral health methodology issues concerning the effects of fluoride water on
dental caries. He also investigated how these global perspectives compare
with and influence current practices in Cuba.
GLIDDEN: Angela Stork, a senior anthropology major with minors in pre-medicine
and global health studies, went to St. Lucia and Trinidad to study the intercultural,
economic and social life of Africans and Indians in the Caribbean. She also
conducted research on etiology and treatment of mental illness, comparing
it with her previous research on the same topic in the Gambia.
VINTON: Jennifer Stokes, a senior cultural anthropology major, spent two
weeks in St. Lucia and Trinidad studying the mixed cultural practices, economic
and social life of Africans and Indians in the Caribbean.
BELVIDERE: Kristi Root, a senior civil and environmental engineering major,
traveled to London to study how infrastructure affects international commerce
CHICAGO: India Dennis, a graduate student in the school of public health,
went to St. Lucia and Trinidad to explore the cross-cultural, economic and
social life of Africans and Indians in the Caribbean.
SUGARLAND: Charles Chih-Yao Chang, a senior nursing major with a minor in
global health studies, traveled to Cuba to study global oral health methodology
issues concerning the effects of fluoride water on dental caries. He also
investigated how these global perspectives compare with and influence current
practices in Cuba.
The UI Office for Study Abroad administers study abroad programs and exchanges
for the University of Iowa and provides advising services for students interested
in an international educational experience. The office also administers several
scholarship competitions for international study and research. The UI Office
for Study Abroad is part of UI International Programs, which consists of a
number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects
and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs
and dean of International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize
the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.