As a part of each student’s year abroad, the student must complete some sort of volunteer service. Naufal, one of our YES students this year
We are always excited to help our alumni pursue their academic dreams. But it is even more touching when that student is pursuing their dreams
1.5 million people in Nigeria have been forced to flee their homes because of internal conflict, but are unable to flee the country. These refugees, otherwise known as internally displaced persons (IDPs), are living in camps within their state of Nigeria. 68 percent of IDP’s are children within the camps due to the amount of sexual exploitation.
IRIS staff and YES alumni saw the need for assistance within these camps and organized donation programs to take to the camps. Aid through therapy, education, food, clothes, anti-malarial drugs, hygiene materials and even soccer balls were distributed to hundreds of men, women and children in the camps.
It’s almost time for IRIS YES students to leave Iowa and return to their home countries with all they have experienced and learned over the
On Monday, April 14th, ten IRIS YES students participated in the World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute to engage in discussions on international food issues
On Saturday, September 21st, a group of six IRIS YES students visited the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa. Students were given