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Photo flashback

In honor of Sen. Tom Harkin’s retirement announcement, we would like to share this old photo. Below is our first group of international visitors from Russia. In 1996, these six journalists, and Bob Anderson, met with Senator Tom Harkin during their visit to Iowa. [caption id="attachment_2756"...

Honoring our hosts

Geiger believes that being a host is about loving and learning. “We choose to love our students and to provide a loving and nurturing environment for them. In return, we make a friend and we learn to truly appreciate that friend, their culture and their...

2013 Iowa Student Global Leadership Conference

“It amazes me how wonderful a human can be when having dreams in life. What is more wonderful, is being determined to accomplish them. Now I believe coming to the United States is the first step towards fulfilling my dream thanks to Dean Jacobs,” said...

Holidays bigger in Texas

During her time in Texas, Saedah managed to squeeze in a Dallas Mavericks basketball game at the American Airlines Center, shopping and dining at historical restaurants. Saedah even visited the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza where she learned about the life, times, death and...

Celebrating 10 years of KL-YES

Anderson calls it “a real blessing” that IRIS’ programs and the KL-YES program are designed in similar ways. With help from many friends and colleagues near and far, IRIS is proud to have partnered with KL-YES, which gives us even more opportunity to fulfill our...

Mid-year orientation

Some of the topics covered were school and home-life, friends, family and religion. The students were not only brave enough to share the obstacles they have come across during their life-changing time in Iowa, but also their joys as they embrace the differences that come...

Tasty traditions

Meutia tells us that people who prepare holiday meals in Indonesia usually make “original food from their hometown.” As the country is made up of several islands, each is home to unique cuisine....

Famous in Belarus

On Nov. 9, 2012 Belarusian Magazine VB.BY published “17 Moments of America” online, with the author being our very own Natalia Vasyukov. ...