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Happy Nigerian Independence Day!

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="273" caption="Nigerian flag"][/caption] Happy 49th birthday to the country of Nigeria, and well wishes to all of our Nigerian friends around the world! Nigeria gained its independence from the United Kingdom on October 1, 1960. A little history lesson: British influence and control over what would...

Nigerian student Samuel Bako on American Football

Nigerian student Samuel Bako shares his thoughts on America and the difference between American football and football in the rest of the world. (From the KHAS Channel 5 News in Hastings, Nebraska.) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXy2M5jfPoM&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00&border=1]...

From a host’s view: The Holy Month of Ramadan

Lisa Killinger is the host mom of Aisha Hajj of Zanzibar, Tanzania. They live in Davenport, Iowa, and Aisha attends Davenport Central High School. In this post, Lisa tells about Aisha's visit to Chicago, the holy month of Ramadan and their upcoming volunteer service....

Alumni Update: My Second Time in Iowa

Abubakar Audu studied in Iowa with YES3 in 2005-2006. During his first time in Iowa, he lived in Cedar Rapids and attended Washington High School. Now, Abubakar attends the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He is studying electrical engineering. [caption id="attachment_104" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Abubakar...

First tastes of Iowa life

Photos of three students visiting an Iowa farm, touring the Iowa State Capitol and bowling....

From a host’s view: Time difference lessons

Cindy Nichols is the host mom of Dennis Lengishon of Arusha, Tanzania, and Victor Yusuf of Bauchi State, Nigeria. They live in Lewis, Iowa, and attend Atlantic High School. Cindy tells how a lesson their family learned about the time difference between Iowa and Africa....

Turkmen Slideshow & Videos

A slideshow of pictures and videos from the Turkmen delegation's visit to Iowa. Slideshow by Ames host, Bob Easler....