Welcome to the Iowa International Center's multilingual resource center.
This website is a guide for new Iowans and non-English speakers, to connect you with the resources you may need to help in your transition to Iowa. Each section provides information and links you to resources on housing, food, education, work, and other necessities.
Help keep this resource current by sharing new information and updates with us. Please email any changes or updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that this website uses Google Translate to provide helpful information to new Iowans and non-English speakers in 103 languages, therefore not all translation will be perfect.
How to use WelcometoIowa.org:
1. Go to the upper right corner of the window and click on the language you need.
2. Click the word that describes the information you need from the list of options on either the left side menu or under "Resources," if you are viewing the page on a mobile device.
3. If you click on a link that takes you to an English language website, you can type the web address into Google Translate, select the language you need, and click Translate. The website will be translated into the language you selected.
A link to Google Translate is located at the bottom of every main section page.
The Iowa International Center (IIC) is able to provide the WelcometoIowa.org website as a result of generous support from our donors.As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, IIC relies on you, our loyal supporters, to help us get through this together.
As an organization, we are committed to building cultural understanding in our community and around the world. Our heritage and current work includes a goal of providing opportunities for education and success for refugees in the model once seen under the leadership of former Governor Ray. With the support of our Board and community, we continue to provide valuable resources to new Iowans in many languages, as well as effective and Accessible ESL programs, a Free 24/7 Emergency Interpretation Hotline in 220 languages, all of which increase the chances for these individuals to thrive in Iowa.
During these unsettling times, IIC has brought our ELL classes online and we continue to offer our 24/7 Interpretation hotlines for emergency and housing situations. We are committed to continuing to serve our community and promote a global culture in Iowa.
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