International students from Upper Iowa University visit with State Sen. Daryl Beall on the Senate floor in the State Capitol.
Several international students from the Intensive English Program at Upper Iowa University recently traveled to the State Capitol in Des Moines where they met with Iowa State Senator Daryl Beall. Senator Beall is vice chair of the Joint House-Senate International Relations Committee. He invited the group onto the Senate floor, discussed some of his work abroad, and asked students about their countries. The UIU students also were able to tour the capitol building. “This trip is really a great opportunity for the international students to explore more about Iowa and how government operates in the United States,” said Kris Whitsell, program coordinator of the UIU Center for International Education. The UIU Intensive English Program is a non-college credit program on the Fayette campus that draws students from around the world who want to strengthen their English language skills before entering a college degree program in the United States.