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.

  • DylanFinding your Community
    By Dylan on Mon Oct 22nd, 2018

    After a quick first two months here at Iowa, there has been a variety of amazing moments and fun experiences.  But none of those experiences could have happened, if it wasn’t for the community that has surrounded
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  • MarianaTop 5 Best Study Spots at the University of Iowa
    By Mariana on Thu Oct 18th, 2018


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    As a student, finding a good study spot is a must. After all, your dorm is filled with distractions that prevent you from properly studying or maybe you just don’t want to disturb your
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  • McKennaThe First Day of the Rest of My Life
    By McKenna on Tue Sep 11th, 2018

    Here I sit, Tuesday morning, already half way through my second day of school. I have rallied up 10 things I learned on my first day of school in hopes of helping those entering the wild, ambitious,
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  • LizbethInvolvement on Campus – Sophomore Year!
    By Lizbeth on Mon Oct 15th, 2018

    The University of Iowa is big! There are so many activities, clubs, and organizations you can be a part of. It might be tricky to choose just the right ones, but in the end you find the
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  • EmilyIncoming Dance Majors!
    By Emily on Mon Oct 15th, 2018

    Wow, okay, disclaimer before we start this post. When I arrived in Iowa this August to start international student orientation, it was my first time being at the university in person. I know that quite a few
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  • QuinnAdapting to College Life- Surviving AND Thriving
    By Quinn on Mon Oct 15th, 2018

    Hey everyone, thanks for joining me again. My name is Quinn O’Brien, and this is the 3rd entry in my blog!

    Last blog, I talked about defining your passion, managing stress, and really building your life around
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  • LaurenBobby Pins
    By Lauren on Tue Oct 9th, 2018

    My mother helped me get dressed before dance recitals. She shaded my eyes in blue and painted my lips red. She pulled my hair back into a bun, secured it in place with a dozen bobby pins,
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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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