20120229we-apple-image-capture-260x275The photo contest is open to any full-time University of Iowa student holding a non-immigrant F-1 or J-1 student visa. Applicants may submit up to two photos overall (either two in one category or one in each). We will select one winning photo from each category and a third overall Grand Prize winner. Categories are “Show us your Hawkeye Spirit” and “Exploring local cultures and traditions.” Submissions are due by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013.

The essay contest is your chance to share your experiences in Coming to America. You are invited to write about your experiences, cross-cultural encounters (good and not-so-good), insights, thoughts, and emotions upon coming to the United States and adjusting to your new life as a UI student.

Tell us your story of coming to the U.S. and the University of Iowa, including such things as pleasant surprises, disappointments, confusing or funny situations, frustrating encounters, and encouraging interactions you have had thus far.

Submissions are due by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013.

For more information, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/community-programs/international-student-photo-and-essay-contests.