Welcome to the Experience Iowa Blogs

Follow University of Iowa students and admission counselors as they blog about their Iowa experience. Check out the most recent posts below, or visit their individual blogs.

  • What to Know About Roommates
    By Isis on Mon Feb 1st, 2016

    Hello, world!

    Long time, no see, huh?

    Well, this is a new semester! A new start. Clean state. Some of us had fantastic first semesters. Good grades, cool events, and fabulous roommate situations.

    Some of us, however,
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  • Best Restaurants in Iowa City Part 2
    By Sam on Mon Feb 1st, 2016

    So last year I wrote a blog about the best restaurants in Iowa City which was seen through my opinion. My friends then brought to my attention I eat at a lot of fast food and the
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  • Oh My AXO
    By Caitlin on Fri Jan 29th, 2016

    Hi there! Welcome back to a new semester at the University of Iowa. As much as I loved break I am so happy to be home (don’t tell my mom I call it that). Last semester around
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  • Spring? Winter?
    By Sarah on Mon Jan 25th, 2016

    Hey Hawkeyes!

    We’re finally into the “spring” semester, even if it doesn’t feel like it outside. To be fair it is like 31 degrees today, so you know, a heat wave. Last week was the first week
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  • New semester is here!
    By Helen on Mon Jan 25th, 2016

    It is a new beginning of our spring semester here at the University of Iowa!! Hopefully everybody had a wonderful winter break with family and friends. What is your new year’s resolution for 2016? Personally speaking, I
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  • Bucket List: College Edition
    By Olivia on Mon Jan 25th, 2016

    Today was the first day of my second semester as a junior at The University of Iowa. Just writing that makes my heart quicken! I’m still so happy with my choice of school and the thought of
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  • So You Want to Study Abroad…
    By Kelsey on Wed Jan 20th, 2016

    In today’s blog, I’ll be talking with Aubree Compton, an Advisor & Program Coordinator from the University of Iowa’s Study Abroad office who will be giving us the “inside scoop” on the benefits of going abroad, places
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  • A Home Away from Home: Cultural Centers
    By Sauvik on Tue Jan 5th, 2016

    The four UI Cultural and LGBTQ Resource Centers provide a “Home Away From Home” for many students. Regardless of  sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, or religion, students find that each center is an open and welcoming space for studying,
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  • Purple
    By Austin on Mon Dec 28th, 2015

    I didn’t die.

    Although I’m sure that for a time it felt that way what with my break from feeding the starving masses posting about all of my endeavors, but unfortunately college happened, and I must say
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  • The Not So Definite Rankings of Academic Breaks
    By Sehseh on Mon Dec 7th, 2015

    Academic Break–noun/adjective- the glorious two word label for “school is not in session”

    Before I start, there are a lot of hurdles in your way before getting to an academic break. And there are four big ones during
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  • Five Things Every University of Iowa Student Needs to Experience
    By Jaelyn on Wed Dec 2nd, 2015

    The sights and sounds of Art Building West. I know I’ve pitched for ABW before, but it’s easily my favorite spot on campus, so why not?! I love sitting outside for a couple minutes (when it’s warm
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  • Happy Hawksgiving!
    By Taylr on Wed Nov 25th, 2015

    Hey party people!

    I hope everyone’s fall break is going great so far, whether it is on campus or off! Since the wrap-up of my very first semester here at Iowa is coming up faster than I
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