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Meet IRIS’ newest staff member

IRIS has a new team member! We are pleased to welcome Gina Zoss as our new Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program Assistant, taking over Sara Schoneberg’s duties. As a program assistant, Zoss will be recruiting host families and coordinating the YES program exchange...

Excavating Indonesia

[caption id="attachment_3281" align="alignright" width="241"] A gorgeous view of a beach in Indonesia.[/caption] Indonesia is a beautiful country rich with culture, religion, biodiversity, and terrain. People who live in Indonesia often refer to the country as "Tanah Air Kita," which is Indonesian for "Our Land and Water."...

Host a YES student from Egypt

[caption id="attachment_3237" align="alignleft" width="243"] Some people explore the pyramids of Egypt.[/caption] Egypt is a gorgeous country filled with ancient architecture, beautiful rolling deserts, and rich culture. Many people are familiar with the intricate architectural structures known as the Egyptians pyramids. Anyone who has searched for online...

Explore Yemen

[caption id="attachment_3212" align="alignleft" width="270"] A beautiful picture of Yemen's mountain terrain and city view.[/caption] Yemen is a beautifully diverse country, which houses many very different environments. Here are some interesting facts that you might not know about Yemen. Yemen used to be divided into North and...

Experience Saudi Arabia through a YES student’s eyes

Have you ever thought about hosting a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) student? If so, consider hosting a YES from Saudi Arabia. Learn about some interesting and uncommon facts about Saudi Arabia in this article. ...

Final farewells

Learn about what the Kennedy Lugar-Youth Exchange and Study (YES) students did for their last enhancement trip in the United States!...