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Dinner Hospitality Hosts for International Visitors (Virtual)

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Iowa International Center

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 41 people are interested

Please note - due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Department is conducting only "virtual" visitor programs. Hosting a "virtual" dinner or other cultural event would require you to use your own electronic device(s)).

Have you always wanted to meet people from other countries, but haven't had the chance to travel? Here is your opportunity! Become a citizen diplomat by hospitality hosting an international visitor with the Iowa International Center. Whether it's cooking dinner in your home, taking them to a local sports or other event, or walking with them through the Art Center, hospitality hosting is a great way for you to interact with international visitors and for international visitors to get to see Iowa culture. Hospitality hosting opportunities are available year-round.

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About Iowa International Center

Location:

3839 Merle Hay Road, SUITE 259, Des Moines, IA 50310, US

Mission Statement

We build cultural respect at home and around the world one person at a time.

Description

Founded in 1938, the Iowa International Center began by welcoming and providing safety for refugees fleeing Germany and Poland. For over 75 years, we have provided personal and professional opportunities linking Iowans with peoples from around the world. The Iowa International Center also provides access to critical resources to Iowans, new Iowans (including refugees and immigrants), and international visitors in Iowa to help our state become a more inclusive and welcoming place to live, work and raise a family.

The Iowa International Center's key programs and activities include the following:

Multilingual Resources for New Iowans, Refugees and Immigrants - Welcometoiowa.org and a free 24/7 Statewide Emergency Interpretation Hotline.

Interpretation and Translation Services - professional interpretation and document translation.

The Sehgal Foundation International Visitors Center - we host more than 130 global leaders annually for professional exchanges and local hosting opportunities.

Community
Education & Literacy
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3839 Merle Hay RoadSte. 259Des Moines, IA 50310

(41.63068,-93.69724)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-4 hours per opportunity

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