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An American in Skopje: Exploring the Region and Working with Youth

September 29, 2017
When I found out that I would be placed in Skopje, Macedonia for the upcoming YES recruiting season, I was very excited. Although I had lived in Albania, I never had the chance to make it over to Macedonia.  Skopje will continue to be my hub location as I recruit ...

Bajram Thoughts: Eid in Sarajevo

September 8, 2017
Greg and Hdad
By Gregory R., YES Abroad 2017-2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Hopkinton, MA This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to take part in the Bosnian form of the Muslim holiday: Eid al-Adha (known as Kurban Bajram in Bosnian). While I am not an expert, I would expect that celebrating both new ...

Teaching English As A Way of Giving Back

September 6, 2017
Traveling and learning new languages has always been important to me because I want to be connected to the world and know more about other cultures through the eyes of locals. I started learning English when I was in the 4th grade and I never thought that it would help ...