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ECA Selects Nadina Imamovic as December's YES Student of the Month

December 31, 2014
The YES December Student of the Month, Nadina Imamovic, found a poignant way to share her country’s past with her American host community. The lovely and haunting song that she co-wrote with her host father, “Cold Christmas,” evokes the sadness and violence that permeated Bosnia-Herzegovina during the 1990s conflict dividing ...

Five things I've Learned During My Exchange

December 31, 2014
By Malsore Jusufi, YES 2014-2015 Kosovo It's been almost five months since I've started my exchange! They went super fast. It seems just like yesterday that I was with my family packing to come here to the U.S. But, when I look back, I actually see how much has changed; ...

The Beauty Is In Diversity

December 5, 2014
By Maja Pejcinovic A-SMYLE '13 Living in the Balkans makes it tough sometimes to experience different things due to low family incomes and insufficient time. This leads to people losing interest in international experiences, making them develop stereotypes. Noticing this problem more and more in our community, we decided to step in. Playing ...

A New Perspective

December 5, 2014
By Olta Myslimi, YES 2011-2012, Albania   Being a YES alumni is a huge privilege and an honor, but serving as one is even more amazing. I came back from the USA in June 2012, and since that day, I have seen things from another point of view. Now I are ...

"I Too Can Speak English" in Pristina, Kosovo

December 4, 2014
Post by YES South East Europe.

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign-100 pink ribbons

By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia The month of October is devoted to Breast Cancer. For that reason the YES alumni community in Macedonia for the first time started a campaign for raising awareness for Breast Cancer, since in Macedonia is one of the top 3 diseases among ...

100 Days of YES Abroad in Macedonia

December 2, 2014
A quick look at what 100 days of cultural exchange look like through the eyes of US exchange students living in Macedonia on the YES Abroad program.