Global Learning

Global Learning

International Focus, Individual Impact

Global Learning advances the college as a global learning community by fostering intercultural learning experiences for faculty, staff and students. Global Learning is responsible for international student admission, international student services and advising, study abroad programming and advising, the English Language Acquisition course sequence, immigrant and English language learner services, and managing the college’s international partnerships and grant programs.

Future International Students

Learn more about how to apply to Kirkwood! 

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Current International Students

Services for current Kirkwood international students. 

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Study Abroad

Over 160 Kirkwood students study abroad each year. Are you ready to join them?

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English Language Learning Opportunities

English Language Acquisition

English Language Acquisition (ELA) courses help you to become academically ready for college by helping you practice your speaking and writing skills. Classes are for academic credit and classes are taught entirely in English, which helps prepare you for continuing your education at Kirkwood. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.  Learn More About ELA

English as a Second Language

Study English to help improve your job opportunities. Kirkwood's free English as a Second Language (ESL) non-credit courses help you to be prepared for the workforce. Learn More About ESL
Mayuri Shelar

“Kirkwood is a happening place.. never a boring moment! It's an incredibly welcoming and motivating environment that is much different than other community colleges I had looked at. I met many friends easily and quickly.”

Mayuri Shelar,
Mumbai, India

Contact Global Learning

Global Learning Cedar Rapids Main Campus
1154 Linn Hall


Global Learning Cedar Rapids / ELA & English Language Learners
3051 Cedar Hall


Global Learning Iowa City Campus
Room 101