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YES Alumni Read to Kids at the American Corner

January 15, 2015    Albania, Alumni, american corner, books, YES
By Olta Myslimi '12, YES Alumni Coordinator for Albania December 22nd-30th marked the dates of Kids Library Week at the American Corner in Tirana. Kids Library Week is a new activity that was launched for the first time in December 2014 as a new joint of cooperation between American Corners and ...

Thanksgiving Virtual Party

By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the ...

Ambassador Wohlers meets Alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs

Courtesy of the US Embassy Macedonia US Ambassador receiving a Thank You gift from the president of MAAA, Atanas Kochov More than 40 members of the Macedonian American Alumni Association (MAAA) and other alumni of U.S. Educational Exchange programs joined a discussion with Ambassador Wohlers at the Faculty of Mechanical ...

Meeting with U.S. Diplomat Andrew Rabens on Global Youth Issues

January 13, 2015    Albania, Tirana, U.S. Embassy
By Olta Myslimi '12, YES alumni coordinator for Albania On December 9th, State Department alumni from the YES and Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship Summer Institute Programs had the honor and pleasure to meet for the first time with Mr. Andy Rabens, who serves as the Special Advisor for Global Youth ...

Professional Development Session with Ms. Kaitlin Turck

By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia In November, YES alumni Macedonia had a chance to learn some tips and tricks on how to write cover letters and CVs from Ms. Kaitlin Turck, Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje. This session was one of the ...

International Education Week Competitions

By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia YES Alumni Macedonia organized an annual Drawing Competition for elementary school children and Essay Competition for high school students to honor International Education Week. The contests were opened to students from all over Macedonia. A small selection of the drawings that YES ...

Sense of Community and Winter Holidays

January 13, 2015
Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at the Catholic Cathedral in Sarajevo By: Yoga Acharya, YES Abroad 2014-2015, Bosnia and Herzegovina   College application season has absorbed much of my time for the past few months. From writing essays upon essays, to the continuing adjustment to life in Bosnia, my stay ...

Alumni in Montenegro mark GYSD

by Ivan Vuksanovic, Alumni Coordinator for Montenegro On April 12, 2014, A–SMYLE alumni in Montenegro organized Food Drive in Podgorica and Herceg Novi with Food Bank for Global Youth Service Day. This is the second time alumni have marked GYSD with this activity. Food donated by citizens It was really ...

Halloween Project

January 8, 2015    Halloween, macedonia, yes abroad, yes alumni
By Simona Ristovska, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia First-grader coloring and decorating the mask Every October, YES alumni host a number of Halloween activities. In honor of the season, YES alumni together with YES Abroad students decided to give the Roma students from Braka Ramiz Hamid elementary school a real Halloween treat. YES ...

Charity Concert "Let's Sing for the Dragons"("Pevajmo za Zmajeve")

January 8, 2015    A-SMYLE Alumni, Charity Concert, Serbia
By Dusan Ilic, Alumni Coordinator for Serbia On 25th of May, A-SMYLE Alumnus Aleksandar Nikolic, with the help of me and alumna Marija Draskic '07, organized a charity concert for orphanage Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj. The goal of this concert was to collect money to buy sanitary products for the shelter. All the ...