Q & A with Iowa State Representative Marti Anderson

Representative Marti Anderson has been a continuous supporter of ours and has done great work at the Capitol. We recently asked Anderson to share some thoughts on the connection between her work and what we do at Iowa International Center. Q: How do you feel welcoming international visitors and promoting international understanding, helps the work Read more about Q & A with Iowa State Representative Marti Anderson[…]

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Q&A with a Journalism Professor: What we have in common

Iowa International Center had a chance to talk with Kathleen Richardson, Dean, and professor at Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Ms. Richardson has met with many international colleagues on a variety of platforms, including through IIC’s international visitor program. In the past, Ms. Richardson worked for The Des Moines Register and as Read more about Q&A with a Journalism Professor: What we have in common[…]

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IIC Announces 2020 Passport to Prosperity Honorees

                        Iowa International Center is pleased to announce the names of the 2020 Passport to Prosperity Honorees. Passport to Prosperity recognizes immigrants and refugees for their significant economic, cultural or social contributions to our communities and the state of Iowa. They serve as an Read more about IIC Announces 2020 Passport to Prosperity Honorees[…]

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IIC Interpreters: Using Language to Build Trust and Homes

“Everyone should have to attend classes like these!” said Rachael, an Iowa International Center interpreter, after finishing interpreting for a financial literacy class at Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity. One of the benefits of being involved in the class is that interpreters share in the excitement about what they learn. And now she wants other Read more about IIC Interpreters: Using Language to Build Trust and Homes[…]

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The CCP International Visitors from Belarus

Ten special education professionals from Belarus will visit Des Moines, Iowa from April 11 through May 2, 2018. As part of the Community Connections Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the goal of this experience is to strengthen their professional development around special education. By seeing different educational Read more about The CCP International Visitors from Belarus[…]

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Iowa International Center Seeks AmeriCorps VISTA

Are you interested in helping refugees and immigrants get out of poverty? If yes, please consider applying to be our AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Iowa International Center. We need a program coordinator for our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Currently, we serve about 75 adult students annually from a variety of backgrounds, including Somalia, Read more about Iowa International Center Seeks AmeriCorps VISTA[…]

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#IAmDiplomacy

  By Janet Norton, International Visitor Programs Manager, Iowa International Center February 2016 – The Iowa International Center is one of 92 organizations nationally that welcome emerging global leaders as part of the IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program). Last year, we were honored to be able to show 165 professionals representing more than 79 countries Read more about #IAmDiplomacy[…]

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