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Meet Audra!

As the year came to an end and 2016 began, IRIS said goodbye to a wonderful PR intern, Hanan. Hanan was with IRIS from May of 2015 through the end of December, when she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Hanan was an integral part...

Thank you to our 2016 donors

IRIS would like to thank the 2016 donors for their generous gifts. The money donated has a global impact through providing the means for IRIS alumni to further their education and plan community enrichment events. ...

YES Alumni in Nigeria help country’s Internally Displaced Persons

1.5 million people in Nigeria have been forced to flee their homes because of internal conflict, but are unable to flee the country. These refugees, otherwise known as internally displaced persons (IDPs), are living in camps within their state of Nigeria. 68 percent of IDP's...

2015 Recap

As the year comes full circle, we'd like to take a step back and admire at our YES students' achievements and milestones. It feels like they just got here yesterday, and and five months whizzed by just like that! Here's a quick look at how...

IRIS YES Alumni Repaint Rural Clinic in Nigeria

[gallery size="medium" ids="18133,18134,18131"] The clinic in Lakenturum built by ActionAid, a NGO that helps with fighting for people who've had rights denied from them in Nigeria, was rundown and needed a facelift. Lakenturum is 20km away from the headquarters in Gombe, which was a bout an...

International Education Week 2015

"Investing in the potential of all young people, through access to a well-rounded, world-class global education, is an investment in our collective future." - First Lady Michelle Obama   [caption id="attachment_18107" align="alignright" width="200"] Asala (Israel/Arab Communities) showing some pictures during her presentation at Webster City High School.[/caption] International Education...

November Student of the Month

Shania Roshan from Tanzania is not one to shy away from the spotlight. Placed in Cherokee, Iowa by IRIS she has packed her experience full of activities and adventures at Washington High School. While maintaining straight A's, she has become a very active member of...

October Student of the Month

Unmesh Datar from India has made this exchange year look easy. Placed in Marshalltown, Iowa by Iowa Resource for International Service, Unmesh wasted no time getting involved in community service and has already amassed over 60 hours of volunteer work. He makes it a priority...