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First impressions of Hawaii by Bulgarian YES student

September 26, 2016    Bulgaria, yes abroad
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By Kancho Atanasov, Bulgarian YES Student It has been a month and a half since I arrived in Kona , Hawaii . It is one amazing place full of adventures , hidden magical places you could visit , friendly people everywhere .I am a junior in Konawaena High School and ...

Kosovar Program Participants Meet America’s Deep South

September 21, 2016
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An accent from the American south is quite peculiar: the elongation of vowels and shortening of consonants, all said in a nonchalant, yet formal eccentricity, reminiscent of the United States’ British ancestors. An American myself, from the Pacific Northwest, I seldom hear this intriguing southern accent in real life, outside ...

Letter from Bulgarian YES student currently on the program in USA

September 21, 2016
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by Mirela Minkova, YES sudent from Bulgaria currently on the program in Edwardsville High school, Illinois I have been in Edwardsville, Illinois for a month and a half but I already feel like a part of that amazing community. I am thankful for the great opportunity that the YES program ...

YES abroad students visit to American University in Bulgaria

September 19, 2016    Bulgaria, U.S. Embassy, yes abroad
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By Rachel Freeman, YES abroad student in Bulgaria The YES Abroad-ers in Bulgaria (Elijah, Sophie, and I) had the unique opportunity to tour the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) with our host siblings. A big thank you is owed to Tammy Paltchikov at the U.S. Embassy of Sofia for making ...

YES Alumni Interview: ''The U.S. Showed Us How To VALUE And Be PROUD OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA''

September 7, 2016    Bosnia and Herzegovina, YES, yes alumni
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by Lela Draganić, YES Programs Local Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina YES Alumni Đorđe Šukalo , Kristina Lukajić and Jelena Pilipović featured in ''BUKA Online Magazine'' YES alumni Jelena Pilipović, Đorđe Šukalo and Kristina Lukajić recently gave an interview and spoke about their experiences in the United States and what ...

Re-Entry Seminar Macedonia with YES Alumni '16

August 19, 2016
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By Edi Frcovski, YES alum '16 The newest group of YES Alumni from Macedonia attended a two-day Re-entry Seminar at the Hotel Monako in Skopje on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. The alumni got to catch up with each other over lunch for the first time after departing the US, ...

Summer Internship in Macedonia

August 12, 2016    Lehigh University, macedonia, Skopje
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By Emily Okrepkie, Lehigh Intership Program participant  On my second day in Macedonia, I took the wrong bus nine stops in the wrong direction. When the remaining passengers on the bus got off at the last stop, I followed their lead and hoped I was close to home. After a ...

Embracing Youth Volunteerism in Albania

July 27, 2016    Albania, Alumni, clean-up, volunteering, YES, yes alumni
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Gandhi once said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. As a matter of fact, we, the young people, can actually make an impact. In fact, there are so many of us in this world that we have the potential and energy to bring positive change. ...

City Representatives meet to discuss future projects, strategies

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The City Representatives met on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 in Berovo, Macedonia at Hotel Manastir  for a mid-term conference to discuss past projects and brainstorm ideas for future projects. After the group arrived and ate lunch together, they engaged in several team-building activities to kick off the ...

Alumni Coordinators collaborate at conference in Macedonia

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The first YES and FLEX SEE Alumni Coordinators Training and PDO Support conference was held in Krushevo, Macedonia from Saturday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 12. The seven Alumni Coordinators from South East Europe met to discuss several topics that included how to develop programs for regional cooperation, how to prepare ...