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American Councils is Hiring in Bulgaria

May 30, 2016    Bulgaria
            JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by midnight. Position Title: Program and Administrative Assistant Location: Sofia, Bulgaria SUMMARY: The Program and Administrative Assistant is responsible for functions related to implementation of the Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program in Bulgaria and the Kennedy-Lugar ...

Access Students Hosted by YES Abroad Students and YES Alumni

May 27, 2016
Access, YES Abroad and YES students in front of the National Museum
By Selma Campara, YES Programs National Coordinator, Bosnia and Herzegovina  and  Aleksandra Popovic, Access Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina On Saturday, May 21, 2016 forty English Access Microscholarship (Access) students from Travnik and Žepče visited Sarajevo for the day and enjoyed wonderful welcome by YES Abroad students and YES Alumni. ...

SYLP Alumnus Who Visited Serbia in 2010 Graduated in the U.S.

May 26, 2016    Alumni, SYLPalumni
Rondoe (aka Randy) Taylor of San Francisco, California visited Serbia in 2010 and spent his time with a host family in Vršac. Rondoe came to Serbia on Serbia Youth Leadership Program, a short-term Department of State exchange program for American and Serbian teenagers (now defunct). This spring Rondoe graduated from ...

YES Albania Student Highlight: Laura Metaj

May 26, 2016
MAY Laura Metaj Albania Volunteering AFS SoM
Laura has captured her YES experience into one word: precious. Why? Let’s hear it from Laura, in her own words: “I have tried to experience and catch as many opportunities as possible in the U.S. First of all, I have been accomplishing my mission as young ambassador of Albania by ...

Track FLEX Serbia 2016-17 Finalists as They Are Placed in the U.S!

May 19, 2016
Follow this link to learn where the 47 FLEX finalists from Serbia will be placed for the 2016-2017 academic year. 40 have host community placements as of today!

Creating a New Kosova Through Education

May 17, 2016
The American Councils for International Education’s Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF), hosted a fundraising event highlighting the importance of good quality higher education as key to increased competitiveness in the global economy, peacebuilding, and better governance in post-conflict countries. Retired General Wesley K. Clark delivered a keynote address that emphasized ...

Balkan Insider Tour Takes Travelers from Mountain to Sea

May 17, 2016
Photo May 14, 19 40 05
On May 15, 2016, participants  in the American Councils Balkan Insider Tour rose with sun to bid farewell to Dubrovnik, the final stop on the 10-day, four-country trip. Together with American Councils Executive Vice President Lisa Choate, Regional Director for South East Europe Elvira Dana and Program Officer for Secondary ...

Jelena Djokovic Named American Councils Country Representative for Bulgaria

April 26, 2016
Meet Jelena Djokovic, the new Country Representative of American Councils in Bulgaria! Ms. Djokovic has long experience in high school education in Bulgaria and has been engaged in teaching educators throughout the Balkans about intercultural communication and social activism. As a person who lived in four countries and studied in ...

Eat. Connect. Volunteer. Repeat

April 11, 2016
- It ended. Everybody has returned to their homes and slept for 12 hours straight. They are now feeling the #PSD. - Wait, what is #PSD? - Ohh, it is Post Sirogojno Depression. You get that feeling after being separated from the most amazing group of people doing the most ...

Read about YES alumna Dea Saraqini's "Sweetness for Charity" project

March 23, 2016    Kosovo, YES, yes alumni
  Living in a community where women are often treated with disregard, you realize you have to do something to change that. In Kosova we lack on supporting women in different fields, but that never means that this won’t change. There is always room for change and it often starts ...