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Speak Up For Citizen Diplomacy

President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget includes significant cuts to the State Department Diplomacy Programs. These cuts include the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, through which the Iowa International Center has hosted visitors from over 70 countries this past year.  The visitor programs we host bring international leaders and professionals to Iowa and other areas in the United States to interact with their counterparts and foster communication and cultural understanding with these countries. Without these programs we would not get the opportunity to host such amazing visitors like Rebecca Kabugho, one of this year’s Women of Courage honorees. 

Help retain these important programs! Contact your Senator and Representatives today to express your support for the public diplomacy programs. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition has an easy way to make your voice heard here!  

Interpreters/Translators Needed

The Iowa International Center is currently seeking interpreters and translators in various languages. Click here for more information.

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities 

Discover other opportunities  at the Iowa International Center by visiting our Internships Page or  Volunteer Page for further details.   



Help Us Keep the WELCOME TO IOWA Sign Firmly in Place.     

Right now, it’s more important than ever to continue the Iowa International Center’s efforts in providing the resources refugees and immigrants need in order to live, to work, and to find safety and security in Iowa.Give via the Donate button on our website at: 
or send a check to:
Iowa International Center, 319 7th Street, Suite 200, Des Moines, Iowa  50309.

Your gift helps.    Thank you. 




Iowa International Center’s Accessible ESL Program 

Featured on WHO TV 13

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Click Here to watch the inspirational story!
From WHO TV 13 and Erin Kiernan…”A special group of students has come to Iowa from all over the world. Few arrived with much more than the clothes on their backs and most didn’t know a single word of English…”