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Celebrating a Decade of Global U

As the Office for Global Engagement celebrates ten years of “Connecting U to the World,” we invite you to join us in reminiscing on some of the most memorable moments of the last Global U decade: Bringing the University of Utah to South Korea In 2014, the University of Utah opened its extended campus in […]

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Help International Students Stay Warm this Winter

We’re still in the sweltering summer days here in Salt Lake, so it’s understandable that coats and hats are far from most people’s minds. However, Fall semester is just around the bend and winter is soon to follow. And with each new school year comes an influx of international students who have never experienced the chill […]

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U International Alumni Abroad: Dr. Ehab Abdel-Rahman

Around the world, our University of Utah international alumni are making an impact. In this series, “U International Alumni Abroad” we spotlight some of their stories. Since 2017, Dr. Ehab Abdel-Rahman has served as Provost of top-ranked The American University in Cairo (AUC). Below he reflects on what he learned during his time as an international […]

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New Vision for ISSS at the U is Coming to Life

When Anastasia Fynn, the University of Utah’s Director of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS), first came from Ghana to the U.S., her goal was to attend law school. She landed a job at an international student office, trying to make money to achieve her dream. That job turned into a calling and she hasn’t […]

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The U’s first-ever cross-campus global course

Professor Jay Jordan’s WRTG 4010 opened up borders during the height of COVID By the beginning of fall semester in 2020, the entire world knew that COVID-19 was here to stay. For schools and higher education institutions, that meant classes would resume via Zoom for an indefinite amount of time; and students and faculty alike […]

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International Education Week 2022 enjoys biggest success in years

International Education Week (IEW) 2022 wrapped up in spectacular fashion on Friday, November 18, as one of the most memorable iterations of the U’s beloved annual cultural celebration in recent history. The week (Nov.14–18) was presented in a hybrid format; with some departments continuing to reap the unique benefits of hosting online information sessions and […]

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International Night returns along with several revamped ISSS programs

One of the University of Utah’s beloved annual events, International Night, will be making its in-person return on Friday, November 18 of this year, for the first time since 2019. The night will include food, performances from international students and local groups, and tabling by international student clubs as a way to celebrate the diverse […]

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New Global U Leaders Bring Fresh Expertise

Three new leaders will soon join the University of Utah’s Office for Global Engagement (OGE). The three will offer vision and oversight for outgoing student mobility; support for incoming international students and scholars; and program development and risk mitigation, respectively. Alexandra Wallace will fill the role of Director for Learning Abroad in mid-May, Anastasia Fynn […]

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The J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program

As University officials vet candidates for various on-campus appointments, a common question arises, “Can I extend an offer to a visiting foreign scholar”? The answer to this question is yes! Although there are certain eligibility requirements that must be met, visiting on a J-1 visa is one of the options the University can use to […]

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Supplies Urgently Needed for Ukraine

***As of July 13, 2022, the U is no longer accepting donations to the Utah for Ukraine Supply Drive, led by Dr. Bogdana Schmidt (Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Health).   The outpouring of support has been absolutely inspiring and we are grateful to be part of this big-hearted community. The last shipment […]

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