International Students


With nationally and internationally recognized programs, Iowa Lakes is an ideal place for international students to pursue an educational experience in the United States. Each year, we welcome students from a variety of countries to join our diverse student body.

The Iowa Lakes Community College International Student Services (ISS) will guide you through the international admissions process and get you to start on your Laker Journey!


Corey Meyer
Head Men's Wrestling Coach & Admissions International Student Coordinator
712-362-7930 |
Estherville Campus

Students Transferring from another college within the United States

Students transferring from another college within the United States must have a Student Status Transfer Form completed by their previous college or university.

  • Students are expected to be here by the first day of classes.
  • Instructor approval needed to add a course after the first week of classes.
  • Students will not be allowed to start classes two weeks after the 1st day of classes.
Sofia R.

Iowa Lakes has provided me with an opportunity to achieve my dream, to combine getting my college education and competing in collegiate sports.   Last year was my first time living in the United States, and like every freshman, I was nervous. The community at Iowa Lakes, including my coach and teammates, professors, and staff, made this small community a second home. The small class sizes have allowed solid communication with my professors, making learning easy and a great experience, especially for students whose first language is not English. I am so thankful for the opportunity Iowa Lakes has given me.

Sofia R.

International Student
Taurayi T.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend such a wonderful institution like Iowa Lakes. It is like a dream! I am getting top-tier education and the chance to play my favorite sport, soccer. This place is literally my home-away-from-home! The faculty and staff are so friendly, and I enjoy the diversity found on campus.  Iowa Lakes Community College was undoubtedly the best choice for my education!

Taurayi T.

International Student