International Students & Scholars

More than 300 international students from over 50 countries study at Drake University. The International Center provides pre-arrival information, arrival and orientation services, immigration advice, and special programs. Volunteers in the Des Moines community also offer a host family program.

Gretchen Beckley, Director
Phone: (+1) 515-271-2084
E-mail: gretchen.beckley@drake.edu

Davee Matlock, Foreign Student Advisor
Phone: (+1) 515-271-2084
E-mail: davee.matlock@drake.edu

Carlyn Marron, International Programs Advisor
Phone: (+1) 515-271-2084
E-mail: carlyn.marron@drake.edu


The International Center is located in The Point at 1331 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311.
Directions on campus: Go to the east end of the painted street in the middle of campus (walking toward Old Main).  Turn left onto 27th Street (walk north).  The International Center is located about half-way down the street on the right-hand side in a gray, wood building (we are located in the same building as Human Resources, but on the south side).  You may call 271-2084 if you have problems locating the International Center and we will help direct you. 

Phone: Toll-free (in the US): 1-800-44DRAKE, or (+1) 515-271-2084
Fax: (+1) 515-271-4588

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 12 Noon
                           1:00 PM - 4:30 PM


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