International Students & Scholars

More than 300 international students from over 50 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 in the Des Moines community also offer an American Family Friendship Program, which provides connections in the community so international students can explore the community and become accustomed to American 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 Admission site.
  • 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 find more information here
  • Are you visiting Drake as a scholar? We’re excited to have you join us on campus—here’s some helpful information to make the most of your time here. 

Jacquilline Nagila, Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Phone: (+1) 515-271-2084
E-mail: jacquilline.nagila@drake.edu

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


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. You can find us directly north of the Varsity movie theater.

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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University News
October 19, 2017
Drake senior Morayo Adeyoju, a native of the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, shares his cultural history as part of an art exhibition on display through Oct. 22 in The Anderson Gallery. Adeyoju's grandfather was a king of the Yoruba tribe.
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