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Happy Valentine’s Day, Iowa!

Although the weather is freezing and bleak, the warmth for Iowa continues to burn in the hearts of our Youth Exchange & Study students. When

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Celebrate Host Moms!

Hosting a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) student through IRIS offers many fulfilling opportunities. Host families are able to experience different cultures and learn

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Explore Yemen

Yemen is a beautifully diverse country, which houses many very different environments. Here are some interesting facts that you might not know about Yemen. Yemen

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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, an event which brings together foreign exchange students from across the state to share their diverse perspective on global issues

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