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YES Macedonia Alumni Hold International Education Week Contests

March 27, 2013    Alumni, macedonia
Simona poses with the 2nd place Elementary School winner By Simona Ristovska, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia To mark International Education Week—an initiative of the US Departments of State and Education that promote international exchange programs and the benefits of those exchanges—the YES Alumni Association in Macedonia organized their third annual ...

YES Alumni hold Thanksgiving Celebration in Sofia

March 27, 2013    Alumni, Bulgaria
By Lili Valtcheva, Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria The 2012 Thanksgiving event was held on Saturday, November 25 at the American Corner in Sofia. Nine children that ranged in age from 4 to12 attended the two-hour event. Some of the children’s mothers attended and participated in the event, too.Children make Trees ...

NEW Balkan Youth Voices Newsletter

March 27, 2013
The Winter 2013 edition of Balkan Youth Voices is now available.Read about what students currently on-program are doing, as well as information from your alumni colleagues on their activities.If you’d like to submit a story or pictures, please send them to balkanyouthvoices@gmail.com!

A Month of Receptions in Macedonia

March 26, 2013
By Simona Ristovska, ‘10, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia Marija, Simona, and Velika Angelkova, American Councils Office Director in Skopje at the election reception In November, YES alumni in Macedonia were invited to two events hosted by the U.S. Embassy. The first event was hosted in honor of the American presidential ...

American Corner and YES Alumna bring Halloween to the children of Bitola

March 11, 2013    macedonia
By Simona Ristovska, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia Children participate in Halloween games at the American Corner in Bitola, Macedonia On October 31st, a traditional Halloween party was held at the American Corner in Bitola, Macedonia. Over 150 children attended the event, which was organized by YES Alumna Angela Dimeska ‘11 ...

Spirit Week Celebrated in Bulgaria

March 11, 2013    Bulgaria
By Reneta Krivonozova, YES Bulgaria ’12 One day in school, during the break between classes, my classmates and I were discussing ways that American schools motivate their students and make school a fun place for them. I told them that at my American high school in Iowa, we had Spirit ...

Recognizing the 10th Anniversary of the YES Program in Macedonia

March 11, 2013    macedonia
By Simona Ristovska, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Youth Exchange and Study program, alumnae Dime Galapchev ’10, Maja Hristovska ’10, Irina Conevska ’10, Noemi Chausidis ’11 and Marija Indova ’12 and I made a special video entitled “What does YES mean to you?” Simona ...

YES Alumni Celebrate Halloween Across Bulgaria

March 11, 2013    Bulgaria
Many Bulgarian Alumni of the YES program held celebrations for Halloween in their hometowns. In Sofia, a party was held at the American Corner. Borislava Kaneva, YES Bulgaria ’10, shares her experience: On the 31st of October, the American Corner in Sofia organized a Halloween Party/Workshop. Lili Valtcheva ’11 and ...

Alumni in Macedonia Promote YES through TV, Radio, Presentations

March 11, 2013    macedonia
Velika Angelkova (left) and Simona Ristovska (right) advertise the YES program on “Trotoar” with host Dimitar Atanasovski (center) By Simona Ristovska, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia During the month of October, American Councils Office Director for Macedonia, Velika Angelkova, and I promoted the Youth Exchange and Study Program on National TV ...

Volunteering at the Children’s Theatre in Banja Luka

March 11, 2013    Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Masa Sibinovic, YES Bosnia and Herzegovina ’12 Masa (center, in wig) and her young actors at the Children’s Theatre in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have been volunteering at the Children’s Theatre of Republika Srpska located in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina this year. The Acting School is ...