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What I Miss About Iowa

Annastazia Rutatina (YES alumna 2007-2008, Tanzania, hosted by IRIS in Pella, IA) recently wrote in to us to share what she misses most from her

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Layers of Diversity

  On May 2-May 4, IRIS held a special exhibit at the Des Moines Art Center that featured Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study student’s artwork.

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Navigating Nigeria

Hills, plateaus and even some mountains mold Nigeria’s beautiful land. However, what makes Nigeria truly unique is not its landscape. Because Nigeria is the most

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Host a YES student from Egypt

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

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From a YES host: Still experiencing…

Marsha Witte is the host mom of Elia Homange from Arusha, Tanzania. They live in De Witt, Iowa, and Elia attends Central Clinton High School.

In this post, Marsha reflects on her hosting experience…

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