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As a visiting scholar, you are a valued member of our campus community.

Staff in International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) will work to support you before you arrive and during your time here on campus. ISSS provides pre-arrival information, arrival and orientation services, immigration advice, and special programs specifically for international scholars.

We currently only sponsor J-1 scholars who are connected with one of our Partner Institutions. If you are interested in visiting Drake as a scholar or researcher, email for additional information

Our Office

The Global Engagement Office is located at 1213 25th St Des Moines, IA 50311.

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 - 12:00PM, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kendra Hossain-Morehead

Kendra Hossain-Morehead

International Student and Scholar Services

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Stephanie Dana-Ely

Stephanie Dana Ely

Student Advisor
International Student and Scholar Services

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