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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 ...

Global Youth Service Day in Montenegro

April 26, 2013
Ivan Vuksanovic, ’07, Alumni Coordinator for Montenegro and President of the Board of MAYAA A-SMYLE alumni in Montenegro Volunteered at a Special Olympics event during part of GYSD 2013 On Saturday, April 20, A-SMYLE alumni volunteered at a Special Olympics event in Bar, Montenegro.  This event was organized by the ...

Alumni of A-SMYLE and YES Southeast Europe Prep for Global Youth Service Day by Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

April 24, 2013
YES and A-SMYLE alumni use pickaxes to carve out the foundation for a housing unit at Habitat for Humanity Macedonia's latest site Back in March, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia broke ground on a new build in the city of Veles – a three-floor duplex apartment building that will provide 12 ...

Celebrating Earth Day

April 22, 2013
By Linda Barda, ’11, Alumni Coordinator for AlbaniaA-SMYLE alumni and residents at "Zyber Halluli" work together to plant rosebushesOn April 22, 2013, to commemorate Global Youth Service Day and Earth Day, YES alumni in Albania were invited to take part in an environmental activity at the “Zyber Halluli” Orphanage in ...

A-SMYLE Alumni Bring Spirit of Volunteerism to Serbian Village Museum

April 17, 2013    Alumni, ASMYLE, Serbia
From April 12th to 14th, 2013, A-SMYLE alumni spent the weekend helping to prepare the historical Open-Air Museum in the village of Sirogojno, Serbia for its summer season.  The Open-Air Museum is a unique site comprised of authentic buildings from throughout the Zlatibor region of Serbia reconstructed in the village of Sirogojno ...

Third Science Fair held in Leskovac

April 16, 2013
By Dusan Bogicevic, A-SMYLE Serbia, ‘11There were long lines outside…From April 1-2, the 3rd Annual Science Fair, organized by A-SMYLE alumni, was held at the Leskovac Culture Centre in Leskovac, Serbia. The fair consisted of two parts: experiments and lectures.The experiments were housed in the Leskovac Culture Centre hall, and ...