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Engaging International Students & Spouses


Engaging International Students & Spouses (EIS) aims to assist international students, scholars and spouses in their transition into the Ames and Iowa State University communities by building a network of support, offering helpful resources and organizing enriching workshops.


Through a supportive network, international students and spouses are able to make social connections, link to community resources, and share experiences. The program includes educational workshops such as GRE, TOEFL classes, and resume and cover letter building, as well as recreational and fun activities such as outdoor tours to Reiman Gardens, craft making, game night, and much more!!

























Students & Spouses: Why Participate?


  • Learn conversational English

  • Take TOEFL and GRE courses for free

  • Get accustomed to living in the United States

  • Get to know ISU & Ames

  • Understand the process of cultural adjustment

  • Meet and mingle with other spouses and partners

  • Exchange ideas and information

  • Develop leadership skills

  • Learn about employment and volunteer possibilities

  • Have fun!

We welcome you to get involved in our events and workshops. You will be a part of a warm and friendly group!

For more information please contact Halle, at

Adapting to a new culture can be difficult. EIS can help spouses make the transition smoother.






































Stay tuned for upcoming Spring

Field Trips 

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