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Connecting the world and the heartland.

Global Ties Iowa is a community-based, member-driven non-profit organization that creates, supports, and sustains citizen diplomacy initiatives in eastern Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

A delegation from Thailand enjoys an Iowa Table Dinner at a local community member's home.
The volunteers were truly superb and a highlight of the trip as they were kind, genuine, and very informative of the area.

Yousef Albaijan, Kuwait

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My internship at Global Ties Iowa was the most valuable experience I had during my time at the University of Iowa.

Alex Dornacker, former Program and Operations Intern

Interning with Global Ties Iowa has given me opportunities unavailable anywhere else on campus.

Mark Schoen, former Program Coordinator

Intercultural exchanges such as these help break barriers, let people get to know each other, and build bridges of understanding among people.

Jesus Amado, Venezuela

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