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I am thankful for… Thanksgiving!

Elementary school students wave "Thank you!" after their Thanksgiving workshop
This year’s Thanksgiving wasn’t only different for our YES Abroad exchange students in Banjaluka, but also for a group of 5th and 6th grade students from a local elementary school “Borisav Stankovic”, who had an opportunity to participate in an educational, interactive workshop about the history and meaning of Thanksgiving. ...

Nightlife in Skopje

December 3, 2018
By Isabella Navia, YES Abroad PY2018-2019, Macedonia In Macedonia, taking time to talk with friends is something that is an absolutely essential aspect of the culture and of life here. People value close, intimate friendships and spending quality time with each other. This is an aspect of the culture that is ...

AC President Lorne Craner Visits Macedonia and Serbia

November 20, 2018
The American Councils teams in Macedonia and Serbia were honored to host American Councils president Lorne Craner in Skopje and Belgrade November 4-8, 2018. President Craner had the opportunity to meet program participants, alumni and stakeholders in person and learn first-hand about field-based activities and programming. In Skopje, the trip ...

KAEF Marks its 100th Fellowship with a Gala Event

November 7, 2018
The Night of the Rising Stars is back on the horizon! This year marks a special year as we award our 100th fellowship. Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) invites you to join in celebrating and contributing to the education of our bright and promising Kosovars. Hotel Emerald will light up with an ...

2019 IDEAL Workshop Mentor Application OPEN!

November 7, 2018
Identify challenges. Develop a better understanding. Establish plans. Act. Lead by example. American Councils for International Education is seeking experienced professionals who are USG alumni or current program participants to serve as mentors for the 2019 IDEAL Workshop, a personal and professional development program for alumni of the FLEX and YES programs.  Selected mentors must demonstrate experience as ...

A Day In Kumanovo

November 6, 2018
By Autumn Ochodnicky, YES Abroad PY2018-2019, Macedonia One of the best things about being a part of an exchange program is having the opportunity of getting to know alumni. I hold a certain fascination for listening to them speak about their experiences. Of course every foreign exchange student will have their ...

How YES Abroad students brought Halloween to Banja Luka

YES Abroad students Bryca, Chloe and Ella dressed up as American tourists to host a Halloween party for children at the American Corner in Banja Luka As Halloween was approaching, our YES Abroad students in Banja Luka eagerly decided to share some of the Halloween spirit with children and their peers as well. At ...

Week Without Walls school trip to Bulgaria

October 25, 2018
By Haylee Sovell, YES Abroad PY2018-2019, Macedonia Zdravo!!! I recently returned from a trip to Veliko Tarnovo and Sofia, Bulgaria. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to see this beautiful country and experience other places in Eastern Europe, this helps me understand the region as a whole, past ...

My first two months in USA

October 23, 2018
-by Alex Dzhebarov, YES 18-19 Hello, my name is Alex Dzhebarov and since two months I live in the sunny city of Pueblo, Colorado. On 21st of August I arrived in the US and honestly every day I’ve spent here has been an amazing adventure. During these two months which ...

Media literacy camp: Call for trainers

September 28, 2018
Apply on: https://bit.ly/2DVBBsH PROGRAM OVERVIEW Through the ABC Media Literacy Camp 2018, youth from all parts of Bulgaria will gain skills to evaluate, understand, and use information in engaging and innovative ways. The goals of the 3-day camp are for campers to analyze and critically review and understand media messages ...