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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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YES students embark on an enrichment trip

Executive Director for IRIS, Del Christensen, and Program Assistants, Brittany Haga and Sara Schoneberg, take the Kennedy Lugar-Youth Exchange and Study (YES) students to tour the capitol building and visit a local mosque.

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Alumni Update: Ajet shares a poem

Ajet Hosea, 19, is an alumni student of the Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program from Kaduna State, Nigeria. During the 2009-2010 school year, Ajet lived and studied in Indianola, Iowa. He has since returned home to finish his education. This is a poem by Ajet.

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From a participant: Tanzanian teacher impressed by semester system in U.S.

The assignment on the trip was to visit different schools in the state of Iowa where 2009-2010 YES students were placed. We visited six schools: Mount Ayr High School, Diagonal High School and Atlantic High School as well as East High School, Abraham Lincoln High School and Saydel High School in the capital city of Iowa, Des Moines.

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