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Interested in an Internship with the Iowa International Center?

We are taking applications for our International Language Program Internship!

Click here to learn more about this opportunity and other available internships with the IIC!

August Iowa International Center Dialogue Series

“Driver’s Licenses for Unauthorized Immigrants: Why it Matters”

August 5, 12-1 pm

Presented by Sarah Hendricks of Drake University, Chief Michael Tupper of Marshalltown, and Lori Chesser of Davis Law Firm.

This well-known panel of experts will discuss how access to driver’s
licenses is important for immigrants in order to maximize their participation in and contribution to the host communities.

Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave. Downtown Des Moines

Free Admission



Community Connections Program

Interested in sharing your world with International Visitors?? Here is your chance!

In partnership with U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) the Iowa International Center will be participating in a dynamic program this October called Community Connections (CCP). The Community Connections Program provides 3-week, homestay-based practical training opportunities in the U.S. for participants from post-Soviet bloc states and Serbia. Visitors travel to the hosting city for hands-on professional enrichment, site visits, and cultural activities.

Kazakh construction educators coming in October!

Please consider supporting this program by hosting members of this group in your home for spans of 1 week up to the full 21 days of their visit. These individuals are primarily teachers of construction/vocational education in their home country and will be here learning how to better instruct on new construction practices and materials when they return to Kazakhstan. They will be visiting central Iowa from October 15 – November 4, 2014.


For more information please contact Janet Norton at or 515-282-8269


Passport to Prosperity 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Olmsted Center – Drake University – 6 p.m.

We are proud to announce our
2014 Passport to Prosperity Honorees!

Click here for more information



P2P 2014 Honorees Square