International students from Upper Iowa University visit with State Sen. Daryl Beall on the Senate floor in the State Capitol.
FAYETTE, Iowa (March 4, 2014) – Several international students from the Intensive English Program at Upper Iowa University recently traveled to the State Capitol in Des Moines where they met with Iowa State Senator Daryl Beall. Senator Beall is vice chair of the Joint House-Senate International Relations Committee. He invited the group onto the Senate floor, discussed some of his work abroad, and asked students about their countries. The UIU students also were able to tour the capitol building. "This trip is really a great opportunity for the international students to explore more about Iowa and how government operates in the United States," said Kris Whitsell, program coordinator of the UIU Center for International Education. The UIU Intensive English Program is a non-college credit program on the Fayette campus that draws students from around the world who want to strengthen their English language skills before entering a college degree program in the United States.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,200 students – nationally and internationally – at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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