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YES, I have been to Ohrid

February 21, 2018
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
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
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 ...

A letter from FLEX participant to American Councils in Belgrade

January 12, 2018    FLEX, flexprogram, flexserbia
Nikic Nevena 2017
Dear American Councils staff, I have been delaying to write to you because I have no idea how to put everything in words, which is ironic because I always thought I was good with words, it was one of my talents. Yet, here I am, having no clue how to tell ...

Fall trip to Serbia

January 10, 2018
By Molly Maahs, YES Abroad PY2017-2018, Macedonia At the end of October, my high school, Gimnazija Josip Broz Tito, had an excursion to Belgrade and Nis, Serbia. Christina and I were lucky enough to join, along with our IB class and students of other classes. About 50 of us rode ...

Christmas Eco Cards

January 5, 2018
MACEDONIA Kratovo Christmas Eco Cards organized by alumna Julija Stojanova '17
On December 28, our alumna Julija Stojanova (YES ’17, hosted by AFS in Beaver Dam, WI) organized a Christmas eco card workshop for young children in her home town of Kratovo, Macedonia. Julija and the children used old and recycled materials to craft wonderful cards with goal to share the ...