Experience Iowa Blogs

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

  • DylanFall in Iowa City
    By Dylan on Mon Dec 3rd, 2018

    Coming from Los Angeles, CA to Iowa City is definitely a stark contrast.  Going from 16 million people to 75,00 people is an adjustment. Going from sitting in two hours of traffic to being able to walk
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  • LaurenThen and Now
    By Lauren on Mon Dec 3rd, 2018

    My first semester at the University of Iowa was not what I was expecting. Socially, emotionally, and physically things shifted from my last summer at home. As this semester closes out with a week of finals, I’ve
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  • EmilyThe First Snow
    By Emily on Tue Nov 27th, 2018

    The First Snow

    Coming from Malaysia, I haven’t experienced seasons like the four here in the United States. In fact, we don’t have fluctuating times for the sun to rise and set. Back where I’m from, the
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  • QuinnWrite it Down – Seriously!
    By Quinn on Mon Oct 29th, 2018

    Anyone who knows me personally and reads this is sure to call me out as a hypocrite (and I certainly seem like I’m contradicting myself if you read my last post), but I am bringing this up
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  • LizbethMy Favorite Studying Spots at Iowa
    By Lizbeth on Mon Oct 29th, 2018

    Midterm season is killing me – and it’s not even over for me yet. I’m taking a study break right now to write about a few of my favorite study spots on campus! The amount of time,
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  • McKennaMY FIRST HAWKEYE HOMECOMING!!
    By McKenna on Thu Oct 25th, 2018

    Wow! What a week.

    The 2018 University of Iowa Homecoming was one I will never forget. From participating in events with my sorority, getting 2nd place in a bags tournament, and beating Maryland while waving to the kids,
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  • MarianaCollege Expectations vs. Reality
    By Mariana on Wed Oct 24th, 2018


    A short compilation of my first three months at the University of Iowa.

    Iowa in the fall is magical. The highlight of my days are walking to class. I put my headphones in, play some nice music and
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  • DerekLong Time No See
    By Derek on Fri Sep 21st, 2018

    Well holy cow, that was fast. Summer was like a sweet, savory glass of apple juice on a hot day. You’ve been waiting so long for it to be consumed, and within a blink the satisfaction ends.
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  • KamrynWave On Wave
    By Kamryn on Mon Sep 24th, 2018

    Classes have been in session for over a month and I’m finally writing my first blog post of the year. It’s about time, right?

    These past couple of months have been hectic for me. I’ve been putting
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