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FLEX Serbia Student Bojana Vuković Wins A Michigan Arts Competition

May 15, 2017
Bojana Vuković is a student of Gimnazija Veljko Petrović in Sombor in Serbia. She is currently in Wyandotte, Michigan on U.S. Department of State sponsored FLEX program. Last week U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that Bojana was selected as the first place winner in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan's 12th ...

Human library project with YES Abroad students in Bulgaria

May 12, 2017    Bulgaria, yes abroad
By Rachel Freeman, YES Abroad student in Bulgaria At the beginning of the year, I signed up for an elective class called Confronting Racism. It’s new and our main goal was to build a foundation. We’ve watched a few documentaries, taken a field trip, discussed the role of Roma people ...

Trip around Eastern Macedonia with YES Abroad

May 10, 2017
By Vesna Naumovska, YES Abroad Coordinator, Macedonia On May 5th, 2017, YES Abroad students Jeremy Slater, Kyra Jasper, Jaleh Shambayati and Arshia Badani accompanied by AC staff Semra Amet and me - Vesna Naumovska started our exciting and long waited excursion through Eastern Macedonia. First stop was Kokino - worlds ...

We Are Looking for Host Families in Belgrade!

May 10, 2017    balkanlanguageinititative, bli
The Balkan Language Initiative program offers intensive, highly-individualized instruction in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, and Serbian. Through homestays, conversation partners, in-class instruction, and a wide range of extracurricular activities, participants enjoy an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in daily local life in a region largely unserved by study abroad programs. We ...