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March 8: International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2010 is March 8. Although it is not formally observed in the United States, International Women's Day is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and...

From a YES student: Our very own Capitol Girl

Laraba Sabtah is a YES student from Bauchi State, Nigeria. Laraba has been living in Waukee and attending Waukee High School this year through the U.S. State Department’s Youth Exchange and Study Program. On Feb. 10, Laraba spent the day at the Iowa State Capitol in...

From a YES student: Joseph wins a medal in speech contest!

Joseph Rutakangwa is a YES student from the Morogoro region of Tanzania. Joseph has been living in Monroe, Iowa, and attends Prairie City-Monroe High School through the U.S. State Department’s Youth Exchange and Study Program. Here, he shares about the speech competition he was involved with...

From a YES Student: Blazin’ Challenge

Yusuf Adam is a YES student from Kebbi State, Nigeria. Yusuf has been living in Altona and attending school at Southeast Polk High School this year through the U.S. State Department’s Youth Exchange and Study Program. Here, he shares about how he won the "Blazin' Challenge"...

IRIS Students Attend Global Youth Leadership Conference

On Feb. 5-6, a group of 100 foreign exchange students from 39 countries around the world gathered in Des Moines, to share their diverse perspectives on global issues and to learn skills to take back to their home countries....

From a YES Student: Iowa Global Youth Leadership Conference

Justin Fuime is a high school student from Morogoro, Tanzania. Justin has been living and attending school in Fort Dodge this year through the U.S. State Department’s Youth Exchange and Study Program. Here, he shares what he’s learned while attending the Iowa Global Youth Leadership Conference,...

From a YES student: Discovering the value of community service

Paul Johnson is a high school student from Taraba State, Nigeria. Paul has been living and attending school in Akron this year through the U.S. State Department’s Youth Exchange and Study Program. Here, he shares what he's learned about the importance of community service, a...

From a YES students: D.I. performs an African dance

Daniel Ishaya, a 17 year-old student from Gombe State, Nigeria, performs an African dance with the Grundy Center High School choir. Daniel has been living and attending school in Grundy Center this year through the U.S. State Department's Youth Exchange and Study Program....

From the Executive Director: Tanzania Alumni Update

Between January 1 - 8, IRIS's executive director Del Christensen traveled to Tanzania for meetings and to check in on YES alumni activities. While he was there, he delivered five donated computers from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa to the YES alumni. These computers will...