Iowa International Center(IIC) connects Iowans with people from around the world to create a welcoming and prosperous community. We do this by removing language barriers, reducing biases, and offering international exchanges through a variety of services.
Our interpreters can attend appointments with you within a 20-mile radius of the Des Moines metro area, or they can also interpret by phone.
Whether you need to translate a document from English to another language, or vice versa, we can help. We also offer certified translations including notarization.
We offer professional development for English Language Learning (ELL) instructors with a focus on financial literacy, workplace development, and citizenship.
We coordinate professional meetings, visits to educational institutions, business tours, speaking engagements, job shadows, and hospitality dinners with delegates and colleagues in Iowa.
IIC is excited to announce our new Global Citizens Travel Seminar! These seminars will take Iowans to the world and connect them to the global community. Participants will have a chance to participate in value-added meetings, network, build relationships, and explore the world.
Join Iowa International Center(IIC) for events throughout the year that celebrate our global community.
Passport to Prosperity
This awards celebration recognizes immigrants and refugees who make Iowa a better place through their contributions to our communities.
We welcome friends, donors and community leaders to join us October 6, 2023 for a variety of events such as trivia, webinar, and a formal dinner.
Volunteer with Iowa International Center
Would you like to help with Passport to Prosperity? We have volunteer opportunities in: Volunteer Organization, Marketing, Activity Coordination, Set up and Tear Down.
IIC also has opportunities to engage with international visitors by hosting dinners, airport greeters, driving, and homestay hosts.
Global Citizens Travel Seminar
Interested in traveling with a purpose? Would your organization like to collaborate with Iowa International Center(IIC)? Connect with IIC to discuss how we can help you build relationships abroad to create a meaningful trip for you and your organization. Contact Kassi Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Stories help us understand and connect with each other. Below are some of the amazing stories from our international community.
Being an Emerging Leader
Being an Emerging Leader By: Colbee Cunningham, Former IIC Intern & current Simpson College student Grateful, humbled, and empowered: The emotions I’ve experienced since being
Breaking Expectations One Bean at a Time
Breaking Expectations One Bean at a Time By: Emily Pollock, Marketing and Communications Inter “Em doesn’t drink coffee; she doesn’t like coffee at all,”
Life After IIC – Catch Up With Our Intern Alumni
Life After IIC – Catch Up With Our Intern Alumni IIC loves learning about the great things our interns go on to do after
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