Welcome to Iowa!

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Welcome to the Iowa International Center's multilingual resource center. 

Help keep this resource current by sharing new information and updates with us. Please email any changes or updates to info@iowainternationalcenter.org. 

Please note that website uses Google Translate to provide helpful information to new Iowans and non-English speakers in more than 60 languages, therefore not all translation will be perfect.

How to use Welcometoiowa.org:

1. Go to the upper right corner 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.

If you click on a link listed on a website pages that takes you to a new site, but you still need help seeing that information in another language, you can visit https://translate.google.com/ for additional assistance. 

A Message from the Iowa International Center

The Iowa International Center is able to provide the Welcometoiowa.org website as a result of generous support from our donors. 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 education programs, all of which increase the chances for these individuals to thrive and succeed in Iowa.  The Ray Resource Initiative is our current campaign to ensure our ability to address the needs of all new Iowans in our community.  To support the Iowa International Center and our work in providing this site and many other valuable resources, please click here.

Recent News and Updates

The Register's Editorial: Young Refugees Look to Iowa's example of welcoming S.E. Asians - July 21, 2014 - The Des Moines Register

Plan to shelter Central American refugee kids scrapped - July 14, 2014 - The Des Moines Register

Events New Event

Drake University Cowles Library Reading Room
7:00 PM Thursday, October 30
1:00 PM Sunday, November 02
Des Moines Central Public Library
12:00 PM Tuesday, November 04

Welcome to Iowa!

Iic Logo Rgb Tagline

Welcome to the Iowa International Center's multilingual resource center. 

Help keep this resource current by sharing new information and updates with us. Please email any changes or updates to info@iowainternationalcenter.org. 

Please note that website uses Google Translate to provide helpful information to new Iowans and non-English speakers in more than 60 languages, therefore not all translation will be perfect.

How to use Welcometoiowa.org:

1. Go to the upper right corner 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.

If you click on a link listed on a website pages that takes you to a new site, but you still need help seeing that information in another language, you can visit https://translate.google.com/ for additional assistance. 

A Message from the Iowa International Center

The Iowa International Center is able to provide the Welcometoiowa.org website as a result of generous support from our donors. 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 education programs, all of which increase the chances for these individuals to thrive and succeed in Iowa.  The Ray Resource Initiative is our current campaign to ensure our ability to address the needs of all new Iowans in our community.  To support the Iowa International Center and our work in providing this site and many other valuable resources, please click here.

Recent News and Updates

The Register's Editorial: Young Refugees Look to Iowa's example of welcoming S.E. Asians - July 21, 2014 - The Des Moines Register

Plan to shelter Central American refugee kids scrapped - July 14, 2014 - The Des Moines Register

Events New Event

Drake University Cowles Library Reading Room
7:00 PM Thursday, October 30
1:00 PM Sunday, November 02
Des Moines Central Public Library
12:00 PM Tuesday, November 04