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International Student & Scholar Services

More than 150 international students from over 40 countries study at Drake University. As an international student or visiting scholar, you are a valued member of our campus community—you are a Bulldog! Staff in Drake International will work to support you before you arrive and during your time here on campus. Drake International provides pre-arrival information, arrival and orientation services, immigration advice, and special programs specifically for international students. Volunteers around Des Moines also offer an American Family Friendship Program, which provides connections in the community so international students can explore the community and become accustomed to US culture.

Learn More:

  • If you are an international student interested in applying to Drake, we invite you to learn more about the application process on our admissions page.
  • Already admitted to Drake? Click here for information to prepare for your arrival.
  • For students coming to Drake as part of an exchange program, you’ll want to check out this information.


Kendra Hossain-Morehead, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Phone: (+1) 515-271-2084


Stephanie Dana Ely, International Student Advisor

Phone: (+1) 515-271-3075


The International Center is located in at 1213 25th Street, Des Moines, IA, 50311.
Our office is located on 25th Street on the edge of Drake University's campus.

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