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Fashion Show Fundraiser Just in Time for Global Youth Service Day

May 9, 2013
By Tara Djelic, Alumni Coordinator for Serbia, ‘08 The audience awaits the opening of the Fashion Show On April 28, several A-SMYLE alumni held an event entitled Fashion Show Fundraiser at DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia. Since November 2012, Sanja Djuric and Ana Janosev, both, ’09; Milica Petkovic, ‘12; and ...

GYSD continues beyond April in Albania

May 9, 2013    Albania
By Linda Bardha, Alumni Coordinator for Albania, ‘11 On May 2, in honor of Global Youth Service Day, eight YES Albania alumni and I visited a special school called "Zera Jete" in Elbasan, Albania, that takes care of 80 children with special needs—including children with autism with downs syndrome. Alumni bought ...

GYSD Drives are Biggest Ever for MAYAA and Food Bank Montenegro

May 9, 2013    Montenegro
By Ivan Vuksanovic, Alumni Coordinator for Montenegro, ‘07 For Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), members of MAYAA, (Montenegrin American Youth Alumni Association), comprised of alumni from the A-SMYLE and UGRAD programs, collaborated with Food Bank of Montenegro and chain of supermarkets Delhaize MNE – Maxi to organize drive to collect ...

Alumni published in "Women's Labor Market in the Balkans"

May 9, 2013
Igor presents his award winning essay in Pristina, KosovoRead more about A-SMYLE Serbia Alumnus Igor Zlatojev, '07, being published in "Women's Labor Market in the Balkans" on the American Councils for International Education blog at http://americancouncilsforinternationaleducation.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/1199/____________________________Read about another A-SMYLE alumna who was also published at: http://americancouncilssee.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/a-smyle-montenegro-alumnas-essay-published/

Celebrating Earth Day in Belgrade at the Supernatural Festival

May 9, 2013
By Gala Patenkovic, A-SMYLE Serbia, ‘11On April 20, six A-SMYLE alumni gathered to help prepare for the Supernatural Festival on Ada Huja in Belgrade. Every year, the festival celebrates Earth Day by organizing educational and creative programs. This year more than 7,000 visitors enjoyed the workshops, music, educational booths, promotion ...

Historic Preservation and Clean Up for GYSD in Bosnia

May 9, 2013
By Nino Lojpur, Alumni Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina, ‘09 Prior to beginning, volunteers pose at the Roman Ruins in Ilidza Together with American Councils staff in Sarajevo, YES Bosnia alumni decided to organize a cleanup of Ilidza’s Roman ruins outside of Sarajevo. Selma Campara, in-country coordinator of the YES ...

Belgrade International Model UN Inspires

May 8, 2013    Serbia
By Sanja Duric, A-SMYLE Serbia, '09BIMUN (Belgrade International Model UN) is an international conference, a simulation of the work of the UN bodies that has taken place every year in Belgrade, Serbia since 2004. This year’s BIMUN took place from the 14-17 of March.It is organized by the United Nations ...