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STEP Training in Banja Luka

December 29, 2017
From December 20-22, 2017 participants of the newly launched Student Training and Empowerment Program financed by the United States Embassy’s in Bosnia and Herzegovina Democracy Commission Small Grants program and implemented by American Councils for International Education office in BiH, participated in a three-day training which enabled them to gain ...

November American Abroad Student of the Month: Gregory Reimonn

December 28, 2017
Greg in Bascarsija
Gregory Reimonn, a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program (YES Abroad) participant is the November 2017 American Abroad Student of the Month. Hailing from Massachusetts, Greg is currently studying in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Greg has so far shown that he is a responsible, mature, and diligent YES Abroad participant who ...


December 20, 2017
By Vesa Sherifi, YES 2017-2018, hosted by AFS Intercultural Programs in Kansas City, Missouri Today I was coming back from school in the bus, and I was counting how many days have been since I am here, in Kansas City, MO, and I realized that haven been more then 3 ...

PDO Teaching Opportunities for Alumni and Americans

December 19, 2017
Two types of pre-departure orientation teaching opportunities are now open to Americans and FLEX/YES program alumni. Apply by January 20, 2018!   TEACHING OPPORTUNITY American Councils in Southeast Europe (SEE) seeks PDO Teachers to prepare U.S. State Department FLEX and YES exchange program scholarship winners for the 2018-19 school year. ...

FLEX Serbia '17 Re-Entry Spirit Continues Months After the Workshop

December 5, 2017
Edited by Marija Stojanovic '17, with contributions from Andreja Milosevic '12, and Nikola Milenkovic '16   On August 28-30, 2017, 39 of the newest generation of FLEX Serbia alumni participated in a Re-entry Seminar organized by American Councils with support from the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, led by FLEX Serbia ...


November 27, 2017
Old Orthodox Church
By: Haley Z., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017-18 I’ve lived with the burden of being mixed race my whole life. Perhaps “burden” isn’t quite the right word, but it has always been an obvious part of my identity. I’ve figured out the best way to answer “where are you from” ...

Sharing Macedonian Culture during IEW

November 20, 2017
By Sara Aleksieska, YES 2017-2018, hosted by Program of Academic Exchange in Yelm, Washington   Coming to the United States of America has been one of the greatest goals I have ever achieved for which I am very thankful for. I have been here as a 17 year old teenage girl, ...

BELL+ TOEFL Tips and Tricks

November 14, 2017    bell+
If you are planning to take the TOEFL test, the BELL+ TOEFL Tips and Tricks is the right course for you!  The BELL+ TOEFL Tips and Tricks is free of charge program the aim of which is to introduce the TOEFL test-takers with the structure of the TOEFL test, to provide ...

YES English Language School in Sveti Nikole, Macedonia

November 6, 2017
By Bojan Aleksovski, YES Alumni Coordinator Starting from this September, Teodora Boshkova (YES ’17, hosted by AYA/AIFS in Timmonsville, SC) started her YES Language School in her home town of Sveti Nikole. The YES Language school provides children from social vulnerable categories that are not able to afford to attend a ...

Beginner English Language Learning Plus (BELL+) Program Launched in Serbia

October 23, 2017    bell+, English, Englishlanguage, Serbia
As of October 22, 2017, the the Beginner English Language Learning (BELL+) program has been officially launched at all eight eight American Corners across Serbia. This semester alone, BELL+ will provide free-of-charge beginner English language instruction to adults from Serbia with the aim of increasing participant employability. Over the course ...