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International Groups

Iowa Sister States
Kim Heidemann
200 East Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309-1827
(515) 725-3164
kim.heidemann@iowa.gov
http://www.iowasisterstates.org/

Central Mission of the Organization:

A public-private partnership which develops and facilitates the state of Iowa's official sister-state relationships.

History of the Organization:

Founded in 1985.

International Issues and Focus:

Country committees: volunteers develop programs.

Iowa's Sister States are:

Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine
Hebei Province, China
Kosovo
Stavropol Krai, Russia
Taiwan
Terengganu, Malaysia
Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Yucatan, Mexico
Veneto Region, Italy

Events and Programs Sponsored:

Exchanges in areas of agriculture, business, culture, education, media, medicine/science, government, social issues, law, technology and sports.

 

 

University News
January 23, 2017
Drake University sophomore Lauren Oreto is among 20 college students from Iowa and California who were selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program.
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