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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 11, 2005

UI Students To Share Experiences During International Education Week

Four University of Iowa students will talk about life and culture in China, Korea, India and Russia with third-grade students at Coralville Central Elementary, 501 6th Street, Nov. 14 and 16.

These presentations are part of UI International Programs' International Classroom Journey program, which seeks to globalize the K-12 curriculum in eastern Iowa. The talks will take place during International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

Following is a schedule of the talks, during which each student will share different facets of their lives and cultures from their countries.

* Monday, Nov. 14, 10 to 10:30 a.m.: Yao Lu (Jenny), a biomedical engineering student from China.

* Monday, Nov. 14, 1:30 to 2 p.m.: Sung-Wook Paek, an engineering student from Korea.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10 to 10:30 a.m.: Lakshmi Rajagopalan, a master's student in computer science from India, who will demonstrate how to wear a sari and share other facets of Indian life and culture.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30 to 11 a.m.: Sergey Kuzin, a communication studies graduate student from Russia.

For more information, contact Ursula Adelt at International Programs Outreach at (319) 335-1433 or ursula-adelt@uiowa.edu.

International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean of International Programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu; Program: Ursula Adelt, 319-335-1433, ursula-adelt@uiowa.edu; Writer: JoAnn Seeman.