International Leadership Learning Community

Join the International Leadership Learning Community!


The International Leadership Learning Community (ILLC) is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to set themselves up for success after graduation. Whether you plan to continue in graduate school or find a full-time job after graduation, leadership and professional skills are necessary to be successful in fulfilling your post-graduation goals. Employers have ranked the top skills they are looking for in employees and they include:

  1. Problem-solving skills
  2. Ability to work in a team
  3. Communication skills (written)
  4. Leadership
  5. Strong work ethic

The ILLC will help you gain experience in all these areas! Your participation in the ILLC will guide you through the process of identifying what you want to do after graduation, identify the professional and leadership skills you will need to be successful, and make a plan for getting involved on campus and in the community to reach those goals. You’ll earn 1 credit for the LD ST 122 course that will be interactive and engaging and allow you to work with two wonderful Peer Mentors to help you reach your goals.  Meet the ILLC Peer Mentors!

Another great benefit of the learning community is the opportunity to meet people from around the world as we plan to have half international and half domestic students in the learning community, so it’s a great opportunity to learn more about people from different backgrounds and cultures without leaving Ames.


The ILLC is a non-residential program and is open to any sophomores or transfer students with majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Email Suzanne Härle, to get added to LD ST 122, section 4 for the fall. This course meets on Tuesdays from 3:40 – 5:00 pm. Please leave space in your schedule and Ms. Härle will add you to the course after your registration date.