Host International Visitors from Turkmenistan!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


929 3rd StreetSuite 204Des Moines, IA 50309


Want to add a little international flavor to your staycation this summer? Welcome a visitor from Turkmenistan into your home for a short home stay!

The Iowa Council for International Understanding is hosting 10 visitors from Turkmenistan in conjunction with the Community Connections Program, sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Participants come to Des Moines for 22 days of professional development and networking, as well as for cultural exposure to America.

One of the most valuable aspects of this program is the home stay experience with local residents!

Who: Farmers, vets and government officials from Turkmenistan, Advanced Livestock Technology Program.
When: July 29th- August 16th (minimum of 3 nights, please).

Hosts may choose to have one or more of the 13 participants.

Duties include:
  • Hosting the visitor(s) overnight,
  • Helping to get them to and from the Quality Inn and Suites (by Wells Fargo Events Center) in the mornings and evenings.
  • Providing dinner and breakfast.

Several fun events will be planned with the group as a whole


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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