The IRC offers a variety of ways for the Kansas City community to experience, learn, and ask questions about the world. Programs are open to the public, and we warmly welcome your participation!

Global Experience Series

Global Experience programs give participants of all ages, interests, and backgrounds the chance to explore how international Kansas City is while answering two key questions – What’s your global story? Do you get the chance to share it? Often free or low-cost, Global Experience events range from visits to internationally-themed restaurants and other outings to film screenings and discussions on timely global issues.

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Lexicon Language Intros

Each week, IRC members and friends will offer some history and context on a different language, let you sample the look and sounds of the language, and give you some hints on where you can experience more of the language and the cultures it represents – and you just might walk away with a new word or two. Linguists of all levels welcome!

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International Career Series

Each week, an individual will share their work in an international field, offering insight into the educational background, career paths, intricacies of the field, and recommendations for your own search. We encourage you to bring your questions and sense of adventure and make full use of the opportunity to get to know these extraordinary individuals and their stories.

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