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Welcome to Drake!

Click on the links below for information concerning your arrival in Des Moines along with other useful information to assist you as you prepare to come to Drake.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of International Programs and Services at (+1) 515-271-2084 or 1-800-44DRAKE ext. 2084. You may also Stephanie Dana Ely or Kendra Hossain-Morehead with questions related to arrival/orientation.


Arrival Financial Concerns
Fall Arrival Information Financial Aid
Spring Arrival Information Accessing E-Bills
Transferring Money Paying Drake
Telephone/Fax Numbers Banks    Checking Accounts
Hotels Taxes
What to bring to the U.S. Banking and Money
Shipping your Belongings Tipping
Becoming a Drake Student Living in Des Moines
Email Driver's License
English Proficiency Policy Housing
Campus Terms Meals
Faculty Expectations of Students Clothing
How You Will Be Evaluated Des Moines Weather
Relationships with American Students  
Personal Welfare Immigration
Health Full-Time Student Status
Drake International Student Health Insurance Employment Opportunities
Safety SEVIS_Checklist.pdf
Culture Shock