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YES Finalists from South East Europe prepare for stay in the United States at pre-departure orientation

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The pre-departure orientation for YES finalists from South East Europe was held in Krusevo, Macedonia, this past weekend from Friday, July 9 to Monday, July 12. The orientation, which is also referred to as the PDO, was held to educate students about life in America and to prepare them for their time ...

YES Alumni Mingle at Welcome Party

July 1, 2016    macedonia, YES, yes abroad, yes alumni
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To celebrate the return of the YES Alumni 2015-2016, a party was held at American Councils on Saturday, June 25. The new alumni retuned to Macedonia from the United States a few days before the party, and the event was a way for them to get to know each other ...

Learn where the YES finalists from Macedonia will be placed for the 2016-2017 school year

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Learn where the YES finalists from Macedonia will be placed for the 2016-2017 school year. The map will be updated as more students are placed with host families!

Starting the Bonding in the Mountains

June 29, 2016
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  We walked for 8 hours to promote World Peace and Understanding. We never gave it a name until now. It didn’t matter at the time. It was a pure coincidence but then it wasn’t. I started to admire mountain climber Uta Ibrahimi’s passion for nature and discipline in keeping ...

City Representatives work to make a positive impact on their communities

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When YES Alumni Marija Krsteva wanted to volunteer more in her community and promote the opportunities that are available through YES Abroad, she decided to become a City Representative. City Representatives are leaders within the YES Alumni community, and they work to coordinate and promote various projects within their groups. City Representatives ...

A-SMYLE Alumni's Advice to Future FLEX Students

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Jovana, Serbia - “I would recommend you to take at least one AP class to challenge yourself. You think it will be hard at the beginning, and it will be, but at the end – you won’t regret it! Also, if you have problems with your host family, you need ...

YES Abroad Alumni 2015-2016 return to the United States

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YES Abroad Macedonia 2015-2016 students ended their 10-month stay in Macedonia this weekend and arrived in the United States on Monday, June 13. Alumni Marina Godinez, Brendan Schultz, Charlie Bordeon, and Maxwell Myers touched down on Monday and then made their way to Washington, D.C. for a debrief orientation. The four spent ...

YES Abroad students, YES Alumni participate in Macedonia’s Model United Nations

June 8, 2016    macedonia, YES, yes abroad
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Maxwell Myers, YES abroad student Macedonia, shared his experience at Macedonia's Model United Nations on May 28: "After months of preparation and hard work, the 5th Session of Macedonia’s Model United Nations was under way. People from across Macedonia, including Kosovo, were ready to represent their respective countries. Along with my ...

YES abroad visit Struga, Vevchani and Ohrid

June 2, 2016    macedonia, YES, yes abroad
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Marina Godinez, YES abroad student Macedonia shared her experience of visiting Struga Vevchani and Ohrid  in her own words: "This past weekend , we went to Struga , Vevčani, and Ohrid. Unfortunately, our second time in Struga was also diminished by the bad weather but visiting the American Corner was great as ...

Presentations in High School Josip Broz Tito

June 2, 2016    klyes, macedonia, yes abroad
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Brendan Schultz, YES abroad student Macedonia shared his experience of organizing presentations in High School Josip Broz Tito in his own words: "For May 10 and 17, I organized two video conferences between Gymnazija Josip Broz Tito, a public, college-preparatory high school in Skopje, my host city in Macedonia, and East Lyme High School, ...