About Us

The Iowa International Center's mission is to build cultural respect at home and around the world, one person at a time. Founded in 1938, the Iowa International Center began by welcoming and providing safety for refugees fleeing Germany and Poland. For more than 75 years, the Iowa International Center has been providing personal and professional opportunities linking Iowans with peoples from around the world. Over time, the name of the organization, its staff, volunteers and locations have experienced changes even as its essential goal – connecting people and changing lives – has remained unchanged.

A focus of the Iowa International Center is to provide access to international resources to Iowans, new Iowans, and international visitors to Iowa. The overarching impact provides economic and leadership development resulting in Iowa being a more inclusive and welcoming place to live, work and raise a family.

The WelcometoIowa.org web site is just one of the ways we act as a clearinghouse of information for new Iowans and those who serve them.

For more information about the Iowa International Center, please visit www.iowainternationalcenter.org or call 515-282-8269.

DISCLAIMER: The resources on this site are maintained by the Iowa International Center.  Listings and links to resources, information and organizations are not direct endorsements. To provide feedback on changes to the site, please email info@iowainternationalcenter.org or call 515-282-8269. 

About Us

The Iowa International Center's mission is to build cultural respect at home and around the world, one person at a time. Founded in 1938, the Iowa International Center began by welcoming and providing safety for refugees fleeing Germany and Poland. For more than 75 years, the Iowa International Center has been providing personal and professional opportunities linking Iowans with peoples from around the world. Over time, the name of the organization, its staff, volunteers and locations have experienced changes even as its essential goal – connecting people and changing lives – has remained unchanged.

A focus of the Iowa International Center is to provide access to international resources to Iowans, new Iowans, and international visitors to Iowa. The overarching impact provides economic and leadership development resulting in Iowa being a more inclusive and welcoming place to live, work and raise a family.

The WelcometoIowa.org web site is just one of the ways we act as a clearinghouse of information for new Iowans and those who serve them.

For more information about the Iowa International Center, please visit www.iowainternationalcenter.org or call 515-282-8269.

DISCLAIMER: The resources on this site are maintained by the Iowa International Center.  Listings and links to resources, information and organizations are not direct endorsements. To provide feedback on changes to the site, please email info@iowainternationalcenter.org or call 515-282-8269.