Meet Our International Students

Hear all about the experience as an international student at Kirkwood, from other international students.

Find out what makes a Kirkwood education unique and why students from around the world choose us! 


Heba Aboutaleb — Egypt

Heba spent two years learning what it's like to live in America. She says Kirkwood Community College was one of the best decisions of her life.

Ziryab Albaloula — Sudan

Ziryab says he's found a love where he didn't expect it, in chemistry class! He wants to become an engineer and stay in the United States. He says Kirkwood Community College gave him a reason to stay in Iowa after he graduates.

Ceysum Giritli — Turkey

Ceysum spent two great years at Kirkwood Community College to give herself a world-wide perspective on life. Come to Iowa and set yourself apart.

Hita Suksesiana and Revina Meutia — Indonesia

International students Hita Suksesiana and Revina Meutia from Indonesia share their experience of attending Kirkwood Community College.

Tugba Guz — Turkey

Tugba says as an international student she studied hard and worked closely with her instructors to grasp the English language and what it takes to be successful in America. She plans to use what she has learned to better position herself for work back home in Turkey.


Global Learning

Phone: 319-398-5579
On campus: 1154 Linn Hall