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YES, I have been to Ohrid

February 21, 2018
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By Laurie Lee, YES Abroad PY2017-2018, Macedonia Ever since I arrived in Macedonia, every local has been asking me, “Have you been to Ohrid?” Locals love heading to Lake Ohrid for a holiday, and it is the local destination for in country travel. The city is located on and around Macedonia’s ...

Valentine's day activity at Elementary School "Dimitar Miladinov" in Skopje

February 16, 2018
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By Jenesis Ortiz, YES Abroad PY2017-2018, Macedonia Every year, Valentine's Day gives people worldwide a reason to show their love for all of their friends and family. This past Valentine’s Day, myself and the four other YES Abroad students had the opportunity to visit a fourth grade class in the ...

American Abroad Student of the Month: Christina Carrington, December 2017

February 9, 2018
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Christina Carrington, a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program (YES Abroad) participant is the U.S. Department of State’s December 2017 American Abroad Student of the Month.  From Kansas and a graduate of Washburn Rural High School, Christina is currently studying in Skopje, Macedonia. Christina has demonstrated a number of ...