Connecting Iowa and the world through the exchange of ideas,
culture, language and economic opportunity
The Sehgal Foundation International Visitors Center enables Iowans to build new partnerships on a professional level, develop new friendships on a personal level and create new learning opportunities on an educational level through international professional exchange programs. The Sehgel Foundation’s generous support helps create lasting connections between Iowa businesses, organizations and individuals and their global counterparts.
Iowa International Center annually hosts a wide variety of global leaders, from Germany, Portugal, Morocco, China, Indonesia, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Finland, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Yemen, the UK, Burma, and more. Leaders selected to travel to Des Moines enjoy professional programming on topics such as food safety and public health, the U.S. electoral system, intellectual property rights, biotechnology regulations, veterinary practices, and agribusiness. The International Visitor Leadership Program alone generates almost $1.5 million annually in revenue for the state of Iowa.
Thanks to the Sehgal Foundation International Visitors Center, Iowans can look forward to more opportunities to meet the world’s current and up-and-coming leaders, such as members of Parliament, top journalists and editors, heads of research programs in energy and food safety and executives of multinational corporations.
Help us keep these programs and others successful through your generous financial support