Category Archives: Summer 2017

ICFRC will return August 24!

Thank you to all of our summer program attendees!

ICFRC will return on Thursday, August 24 with a lecture entitled “Health Care– Lessons from Abroad” by U of Iowa Professor Peter Damiano.

In the meantime, are you a U of Iowa student interested in helping ICFRC put together weekly luncheon lectures on international issues? ICFRC will be losing several key interns after the 2017-2018 school year and we are more than interested in taking on fresh talent ASAP!

FullSizeRenderCome learn the logistics of working with a non-profit organization right on campus! Internships with ICFRC are unpaid, but provide numerous opportunities for networking with our speakers, board members, and other interns! Also, if you like free lunch from Masala, India Cafe, Vesta, Oyama, Oasis, or any of our other frequent caterers, ICFRC is the place for you!

Application can be downloaded here!

Send any inquires to icfrc@uiowa.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Mandela Washington Fellows, Tuesday July 11, 2017

“Young Entrepreneurs Challenging the Political and Economic African Status Quo: How and Why?”

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The U.S. State Department’s  Mandela Washington Fellowship, started in 2014 as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative created by President Obama, empowers young people from Sub-Saharan Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. This year the Fellowship is providing 1,000 young ambassadors  with the opportunity to hone their skills at  U.S. higher education institutions. The Iowa delegation of  Fellows will spend six weeks in Iowa taking entrepreneurial classes and touring the state.

leslieLeslie is a broadcast journalist based in Zimbabwe. Leslie is currently a producer and presenter of The Quest on Breeze FM, a mid-morning radio show that deals with business, health, and environmental issues, while also building social entrepreneurship skills to address unemployment challenges within the Victoria Falls community.

maphanoMaphano has four years of experience in the beauty industry. Maphano is currently the Manager and Owner of Phano Ea Bophelo Beauty and Rehab Spa, where she works as a nail technician, makeup artist, leader, administrator, and supervisor.

adewaleAdewale has over five years of experience in middle management and business consulting, with special interest in business development and marketing. Currently, Adewale is the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Heenspire Foods, a snack and beverage company that focuses on locally made and packaged products from farm produce that could have gone to waste.

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Fulbright Student-Awardees, Thursday July 6, 2017

“UI Fulbright Student-Awardees Discuss Their International Assignments”

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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government The University of Iowa has been recognized for being a top producer of Fulbright Students. This year sixteen students have been awarded the prestigious grant, setting a new record for the University. Last year fourteen students received Fulbright awards resulting in a tied ranking for 27th on a list of peer institutions.

McCarty Nicholas (2)Nicholas “Niko” McCarty grew up in Geneva, Illinois, and moved to Iowa for his BS in Biochemistry. Niko graduated High Distinction and was an Iowa Biosciences Academy Scholar.  In 2016 he was recognized as a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar.  Niko will study at the Imperial College London to pursue a one-year Master of Research in Systems and Synthetic Biology.  As an avid communicator and writer Niko will also create a student magazine for scientific writing.

IMG_4289.jpg O'DonnellKelsey O’Donnell, from Sargeant Bluff, Iowa, graduated from Iowa with a BA with Honors with High Distinction in International Studies, and Anthropology.  Kelsey served as an ICFRC Intern, and was active with the Organization for the Active Support for International Students.  With her Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Taiwan, Kelsey will teach English at a school in Kinmen, Taiwan.  She also plans to volunteer for a local Girl Scouts of Taiwan chapter to assist with community-based activities that focus on life skills, leadership, and decision-making.

Lexi KochAlexis “Lexi” Koch, from Solon, Iowa, graduated from Iowa with a BS with Honors in Human Physiology on a pre-med track with minors in Spanish, psychology, and chemistry.  With her Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to Spain, Lexi will teach and tutor children with hopes that interacting with people in another culture will improve her ability to communicate complicated ideas.  At Iowa Lexi did a great deal of research and tutoring.

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ICFRC will be back in July!

A big thank you to everyone who attended our programs this Spring!

ICFRC will return with the start of our Fall 2017 schedule with two summer programs on July 6th and July 12th!

The July 6th program will feature UI Fulbright Student-Awardees speaking about their Fulbright International Assignments. This talk will feature one of our very own interns, Kelsey O’Donnell!fulbright_logo

The July 12th program will feature several Mandela Washington Fellows speaking about their roles as young entrepreneurs challenging the political & economic status quo in the continent of Africa!

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More information and a registration link will appear here and on our Facebook page at the end of June. Until then, enjoy your summer!

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