Iowa International Center

Welcoming the World to Iowa since 1939

Interpretation for Emergencies

If you need interpretation during an emergency or housing situation,  please call 515-282-8269 Extension 5.

Our children have grown up getting perspectives of other countries and cultures around politics, religion, etc. that has helped make them strong, open minded, diverse adults.


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.  


Help create a welcoming and prosperous community

2024 Events

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 Hannah Huisman at

Our Stories

 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

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