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Exchanging science and culture

Hammadi, head of the Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department in the College of Medicine at Al Qadissiyah University, seemed to have taken on Des Moines while in Iowa. He graciously served as an expert panel member for the World Food Prize Youth Institute discussions, toured...

Essays send students to World Food Prize

Deborah, Diyah and Munira’s winning essays on “Cultivating Innovations to Feed the World” won them passes to participate in the event where they were able to discuss specific food security and agricultural issues with international experts and leaders in science, industry and policy....

Elections create lasting impression

Before arriving in Iowa, James said he didn’t have much of an opinion of the United States presidential elections because he “thought everything was right.” After living in the United States for 2 months, his opinion has altered and he now tries to keep up...

Team up for KL-YES

"Finding a connection between yourself and someone who was born halfway around the world from you is becoming more important because we live in an increasingly interconnected world. The choices we make can really impact someone else (as can their choices affect us), so it...

Seeing the world through new eyes

“I like wearing glasses because I can now see perfectly clear. I feel like I see new stuff around me.” He thinks the new change makes him look like the doctor he aspires to be one day....

Yusuf- Making a difference

"I organize group discussions among the youth who are the leaders of tomorrow. Youth need to be encouraged in order for Nigeria to have a great future,” he said....

My first month in America

"The first food I tasted here was tacos. I couldn’t explain the feeling when I tasted that food! It was like heaven.”...

Alumni give hope to Nigerian orphans

Gidan Bege orphanage in the Nigerian state of Benue received help from 2 KL-YES alumni volunteers during the month of August. ...

Belarus takes on Iowa journalism

Through World Learning’s Community Connections Program, IRIS welcomed 10 Belarusian journalists to a 3-week stay in Iowa. ...

IRIS welcomes KL-YES class of 2013

On Sunday, Aug. 12, Ames City Hall was full of laughter, nerves and tears of joy as IRIS united 15 students from 9 countries with their permanent host families. ...