Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study
YES Scholars live with Iowa host families, attend Iowa high schools, and gain Iowa values over this 10 month, life-changing program.Watch Full Video
Fares Amer (YES student) and Erin Weirup (IRIS office volunteer) recently received awards from the Volunteer Center of Story County.
IRIS hosted a World Learning Participant Training Program entitled "Tolerance and Diversity to Strengthen a Democratic Society" in 2014 with professionals from Ukraine.
Each year, IRIS's YES students gather with other exchange students living in Iowa for the Iowa Student Global Leadership Conference to share their diverse perspectives on global issues and to learn skills to take back to their home countries.