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What It’s Like to Host, Part One

Thirty students from countries across Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia come to Iowa each school year to attend American high school, learn about

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The Benefits of Hosting

For many, the definition of a ‘global citizen’ is unclear. Afterall, we are all citizens living on this globe. However, being a true global citizen

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2001: IRIS Moves Into Africa

Though IRIS began in 1993, it didn’t begin officially connecting with communities in Africa until 2001. The year brought the start of two projects, one

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Happy Father’s Day from IRIS!

[huge_it_gallery id=”18″] Father’s Day is a holiday celebrated across the world honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds. For Youth Exchange and Study students, host parent bonds

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YES Students Take On Prom!

Some students look forward to the end of the school year because it’s the sign that summer is almost here. But the month of April

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A Brief History of IRIS

During our 25th Anniversary Year, we plan to take a walk down Memory Lane by sharing highlights from our history at IRIS. Our organization wasn’t always

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