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FLEX Serbia Fundraising Concert - Community Success, All for FLEX

September 30, 2015
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Promotional poster for the FLEX Fundraising Concert   On September 26, 2015, Jelena Ristić '14 and Marija Đigić '15 organized FLEX Serbia Fundraising Concert. More than 100 attendees joined the event to support our fundraising goal - 1 additional scholarship for FLEX Serbia. Local community provided them with in-kind venue, ...

Aleksandra Pupovac '15 and Her Five Volunteer Initiatives

September 29, 2015
Aleksandra Pupovac '15 teaching Roma children soccer with her Irish volunteer team mates in Obrenovac, Serbia
Aleksandra Pupovac '15 teaching Roma children soccer with her Irish volunteer team mates in Obrenovac, Serbia   Aleksandra Pupovac, FLEX alumna ‘15, became a prominent, active alumna the moment she set her foot back on Serbian soil. She took part in five different activities over the course of the summer ...

A Fundraising Party for FLEX in Niš, Serbia!

September 28, 2015
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By Tara Đelić, A-SMYLE/FLEX Alumni Coordinator for Serbia Our alumni know how to have fun while advocating for a good cause! A-SMYLE/FLEX alumnae from Niš, Jelena Ristić and Marija Đigić, threw a fundraising party to help American Councils send additional students from Serbia to the U.S. on FLEX program. About ...

Conflict & Resolution Workshop

September 23, 2015
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By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia   YES community leaders and concerned students got intense one day  workshop in Conflict & Resolution on Saturday . The workshop was led by Simona Ristovska, YES AC and Mare Ambarkova, Coordinator of the Mosaic Program, CISV. The one day  workshop gathered together students ...

FLEX and YES Alumni Coordinators Gather for Training

September 7, 2015
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By Tara Đelić, A-SMYLE/FLEX Alumni Coordinator for Serbia   Participants in the FLEX and YES Alumni Coordinator Training in Tbilisi, Georgia, share what they learned that impacted them most during the four-day conference. Photo by Alan Luan   From August 27-30, American Councils organized a training conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, ...

A Page by Paige Guide to Banja Luka

September 1, 2015
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Two YES Abroad students, Paige (left) and Alessandra spent their year in Banja Luka, BiH during 2014-2015   YES Abroad Student: Paige Pfenninger   Capstone Project: A Page by Paige Guide to Banja Luka   Paige arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the first YES Abroad group to ...

New Alumni take INITIATIVE at Re-Entry

August 29, 2015
Davor Tunjic, YES Alumni Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina   The new generation of YES alumni have already shown true leadership and willingness to work ! At the Re- Entry seminar that was held in Sarajevo on August 20th and 21st, the new alumni generation of 2015' was learning about ...

EducationUSA Sarajevo Success Story

August 25, 2015
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Vernes dreamed of studying in the U.S. throughout all of high school in his hometown of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.   Applying for schools in the U.S. proved to be both complicated and confusing. With hundreds of options, it was difficult to know where to begin. But after reaching out ...

Transformational Leadership Workshop Launched

August 15, 2015
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The  Transformational Leadership Training for 25 YES and A-SMYLE alumni from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey has gotten started, but only after participants took a #selfie on arrival day! The TLT training, organized by American Councils, PHInternational and Salam Institute, will  help alumni: Learn concepts and skills ...

What Is A-SMYLE All About? See What A-SMYLErs Have to Say!

August 3, 2015
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Ever wondered what high school exchange programs alumni communities are all about? See what A-SMYLErs have to say! N.B. The video made by A-SMYLE alumnus Nemanja Miltenović after a clean-up action in Niš, Serbia on June 27, 2015. Think Big Team, an independent organization run by A-SMYLE alumni, organized this ...