Our Mission

  • To develop a network and community by creating a home away from home for LAS international students, and to support their holistic development.
  • We will reach our mission by offering programs and supporting the programming of other organizations and departments. We will communicate with LAS international students through bi-weekly newsletters and social media platforms that share information about academic resources, programming, and involvement opportunities in LAS and on campus. Additionally, we will also connect international students with domestic students and other resources such as LAS faculty and staff


Navya Mannengi

Navya Mannengi
Director of International Student Success

I was born in Hyderabad, India and I moved to Iowa City, Iowa with my family when I was just 5 years old. As a child of immigrants, I can really connect and empathize with the unique challenges that international students face but also understand how blessed it is to have journeyed across different countries and meet others from various different cultures from around the world. Currently, I serve as the Director of International Student Success at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. I am passionate about increasing engagement, creating inclusive environments, and promoting growth and well-being for international students on campus. I am here to help you reach your goals and be a part of your support system as you navigate the highs and lows of your college experience. Community is important to me! Through the LAS International Student Network, we host fun events and programs throughout the semester, so come join us!

Do you have questions, or just want to connect? Email me anytime at I’m here for you!