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YES Sports Day

April 16, 2013
Gabriella Antova, YES Bulgaria, ‘11Students get active during YES Sports Day “YES Sports Day” is an initiative we alumni organized to help the young generation see the bright side of living healthy and fit. With the kind help of the coaches from “Vasil Levski” Sports Club, on the 24th of March, ...

Coffee with Ambassador Constance A. Morella

April 16, 2013
By Simona Ristovska, ’10, Alumni Coordinator for MacedoniaOn February 25, the American Corner in Skopje welcomed Ambassador Constance A. Morella, the first U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) who has served in the U.S. Congress.Ambassador Morella, in red, with YES alumni and Youth Council Members ...

A-SMYLE Montenegro Alumna’s Essay Published

April 16, 2013
By Ivan Vuksanovic, ’07, Alumni Coordinator for MontenegroA while ago, the Montenegrin American Youth Alumni Association (MAYAA) of A-SMYLE and UGrad Montenegro alumni announced a call for submissions for essays for a contest on the topic of “Women’s Perspectives in the Labor Market in the Balkans”, which was organized by ...

An Alumni's Job is Never Done!

April 16, 2013
By Gabriela Veleva, YES Bulgaria, ‘11On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria hosted the “Discover U.S. Expo” in one of the halls in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The goal of the event was to give information to Bulgarians about education, work, and travel to the U.S., ...

Cultural Performance in Novi Sad

April 16, 2013
By Stefan Panic, A-SMYLE Serbia, ‘11What started out as just a musical, poetic night acted out by amateur artists with enthusiasm turned out to be a breathtaking play, which promoted youth creativity and activism. On February 14, 2013—Valentine’s Day—the play Окршај: Перо vs. Тастатура (Skirmish: Pen vs. Keyboard) had its ...

Dr. Seuss Celebrated Across the Balkans

April 16, 2013
American Author Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904 in Massachusetts. Alumni of the A-SMYLE and YES programs held two events in March to celebrate his life and works. Please enjoy reading about the impact this American writer, poet, and illustrator still has all over the world. By Ivan Vuksanovic, ...

A Model UN

April 16, 2013
By Fjolla Kondirolli, ‘10, Alumni Coordinator for KosovoLast month I had the opportunity to attend one of the greatest and largest student conferences in the world: the Harvard National Model United Nations.HNMUN was founded in 1955, one decade after the foundation of United Nations, and is the largest, oldest, and ...

Safety Drill in Serbia

April 16, 2013
Read about A-SMYLE Alumnus Andreja Milosevic and how he helped the Red Cross to organize a fire and public safety drill in Zajecar, Serbia over on the American Councils for International Education blog.

Celebrating President’s Day in Albania

April 16, 2013
By Linda Barda, ’11, Alumni Coordinator for AlbaniaLinda and Elvana (in front) with students and teachers from Wilson HS in TiranaOn February 18, 2013, YES Albania alumni celebrated the American holiday Presidents’ Day at Wilson High School in Tirana. Elvana Qeli, ’12, and I shared our wonderful experiences as exchange ...

Love for Valentine’s Day across the Balkans

April 16, 2013
YES Alumni across the Balkans celebrated Valentine’s Day in February. Below, enjoy articles from Macedonia and Bulgaria.By Toma Pavlov, YES Alumni Bulgaria, ‘12Making fortune slips to hand out in SofiaOn February 9, the YES alumni monthly meeting in Bulgaria was held at the American Corner in Sofia.  Afterwards, we alumni ...