Airport and Arrival Arrangements

International StudentFollow these notes on airport and arrival information to help make your trip to Indian Hills the smoothest possible.

Booking a flight to the Des Moines International Airport
Please make flight arrangements so that your final destination is the Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa (Airport Code: DSM). The International Affairs Office does not provide pickups at any other airport. Plan to arrive on our scheduled Airport Pickup Dates for your anticipated start term (see Important Dates). An Indian Hills Community College representative will meet you at the airport, as long as you notify us according to the information below.

Arrival Information
Once you have booked your flight, email your itinerary to and be sure to include your date and time of arrival, the airline, and your flight number. Even if you plan to arrive without our transportation assistance to campus, we still need to know when you will be arriving. If this is the case, when you email us to report your arrival date and time, please be sure to alert us that you will not need transportation assistance.

Airport Pickup
Arrangements for pickup will only be available during the date(s) listed among the Important Dates, so please be sure to schedule your flight accordingly. An Indian Hills Community College representative will meet you at the Des Moines International Airport in the baggage claim area, as long as you have notified us according to the information above. Look for an individual holding an Indian Hills Community College sign. Airport pickup is only available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. If you arrive after 8:00 p.m., you will need to make arrangements to stay the night in a hotel near the airport.

To report delays, flight changes, and other information during your trip:
During regular office hours (Monday–Thursday 7:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Central Time):
Please call the International Affairs Office toll–free at (800) 726-2585, ext. 5755 or ext. 5266.

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International Affairs Office
Indian Hills Community College
Phone: +1 (641) 683-5755 | (800) 726-2585, ext. 5755

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