If you want more information about a particular student or hosting in general, contact IRIS today! Schools have limited spots for exchange students, so time runs out quickly to get students placed in some districts.
The YES program focuses on countries with significant Muslim populations. The program also helps these students live the American high school experience for one academic year. With the goal of helping educate Americans about the students’ countries and cultures,
the YES program provides scholarships to scholarly, English-speaking high school students worldwide. These students are viewed as the future leaders of the world. Each students has been chosen for the YES program to represent their country and promote
international understanding, development, and peace. Although the majority of IRIS’ YES exchange students have come from Nigeria and Tanzania, since 2002, Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study students have come from 30 different countries worldwide.