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We are a group of women from the U.S.A. and around the world who share activities in the Iowa City area that promote friendship and understanding. We normally meet in many different groups, so our members can take part in whichever groups they like.  The club is not currently scheduling in-person events because of the pandemic.  We are offering many online social events monthly and English classes via Zoom.

Membership is open to all interested women who live in the Iowa City area.  We invite you to join and make new friends, share experiences, tell about your culture and learn about other women and their countries.  Currently, we have 174 members from 45 countries.  Until fall 2021, membership and English classes are free.

International Women’s Club is affiliated with International Programs at the University of Iowa, but is run entirely by our own volunteer members.

To understand the club better, watch this video produced by Iowa City Channel 4:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFk7cABiuFs&feature=youtu.be

For more information, contact  iowa.iwc@gmail.com

You may also contact one of these club leaders who speak multiple languages:

Jessica Ortiz, IWC President, at 319-354-1167 or jessica_ortiz@hotmail.com (Speaks English, Habla Español)

Sanaa Sebaaly, IWC Co-President, at 319-520-2034 or sebaalysanaa@gmail.com  (Speaks English, Parle Français, تتحدث اللُّغَة العَرَبِيّة )

Joanne Madsen, Treasurer and Historian, at 319-351-2595 or joannemadsenic@gmail.com  (Speaks English, Parle Francais)

You may join our group on Facebook after becoming a member.

IWC is more than a place where I can practice and improve my English skills.  It is a very nice club that offers a lot of activities as a way of meeting and making friends from all around the world.  They made smooth and easy my move to Iowa.  – Cristina from Spain
 International Women’s Club is the best group, making my days so impressive, important and creative. It helps me to stay positive in this pandemic time. Also don’t feel I am in a foreign country. It helps me to improve my English skills and connects me to experienced ladies from all around the world to get more information about different cultures, life styles, and ideology. IWC’s meetings are full of interesting conversations about different topics like education, humanity. art, history, and culture. I am glad to have this opportunity to be a member of IWC and continue my journey as a learner.  –Azhin from Kurdistan 
IWC has been helping me a lot to improve my English.  Also, I make a lot of friends and learn about other cultures.  The teachers care about our weaknesses and try to improve those.  Last year I had difficulty with answering phone calls.  I told my teacher that when my phone rang I almost had a heart attack.  She found an IWC member to practice calls with us in class.  Now I feel much better about talking on the phone with everyone and I’m happy to get calls from my new friends!  Thanks to IWC for being so kind and helpful with me.  Thanks for understanding our difference and weaknesses and trying to help us reach our goals.   You are all special now in my life!  – Grazi from Brazil
I have been in IWC for a year.  The IWC teachers have given me a lot of encouragement.  They have been the first foreign teachers to teach me English during my life.  I have made good progress in English through IWC!  – Yi from China
IWC is for me a really lovely family.  It is an incredible space where  you can exchange your knowledge with people from other countries– people with different cultures, races, and languages. It is one of the most amazing educational experiences in my life.  I’ve been part of the club since 2019 and I really have been improving my English level.  Here in the club every class is an opportunity to learn.  – Laura from Colombia

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