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Submit Nominations for the 2017 Passport to Prosperity Award

We are accepting nominations for the 2017 Passport to Prosperity Award through May 26th. This award recognizes immigrants and refugees who make Iowa a better place to live through their significant contributions to the economic, social and cultural fabric of our communities. To nominate someone today follow the link to the nomination form by clicking here 


2017 Iowa International Center Dialogue Series Continues – May 9

The Iowa International Center continues its partnership with Meredith Corporation, who will host the Dialogue Series at the Meredith Conference Core. The Dialogue is open to the public and will be from noon to one o’clock so feel free to bring your lunch!

The Iowa International Dialogue Series focuses on current international topics and brings local and global experts to provide perspectives on the issues. At the end of the discussion audience members are able to participate by asking questions to the experts.

May 9th: Connecting Cultures and Immigrants with Journalist Victor Ayara. Mr. Ayara will speak about the organization, The Meeting Point, which uses journalism  to help foster diversity and inclusion in Iowa.

Other Upcoming Topics Include:

  • September 12:  Passport to Prosperity Preview:  Meet some past honorees of  the Iowa International Center’s annual celebration and learn more about this exciting annual event that will be held on Saturday, October 14.  
  • November 14: Bringing People Together through Photography with Refugee and Veteran Mirza Kudic.

For a map of how to get to Meredith Conference Center and to see videos of previous dialogues click 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…”