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June 21, 2017    americancouncils, newpresident, president
            The Board of Trustees of American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that Mr. Lorne Craner will succeed Dr. Dan E. Davidson to become the second President of American Councils, effective July 5, 2017. The Transition Committee of the Board carried out ...

2017 Balkan Insider Tour an "Unmatched Journey" Through Bulgaria and Macedonia

June 16, 2017
Boating at the springs of the Crni Drim river in Sveti Naum, Macedonia
Lunch break at the Puldin Restaurant in Plovdiv, Bulgaria Contemplating by Orpheus’ symbolic grave in Tatul, Bulgaria Getting the feeling of the Black Sea, Varna, Bulgaria Ancient city of Heraclea, Bitola, Macedonia Boating at the springs of the Crni Drim river in Sveti Naum, Macedonia Enjoying the breeze by the ...

Welcome home YES generation 2016/2017, Bulgaria

June 16, 2017
By Rumyana Yotova, program and administrative assistant, AC Bulgaria  After more than 10 months in U.S. the eighth generation Bulgarian participants in YES program arrived home on June 16th. Ten students from different cities in Bulgaria was selected for scholarship and spent one academic year living with American host family ...


June 9, 2017    JFDP
              On June 8, 2017, dr Jelena Runić of Johns Hopkins University conducted a successful two-hour workshop called "FROM PHYSICS TO MUSIC: ABSTRACT WRITING WORKSHOP FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH" at Američki kutak Beograd - American Corner Belgrade for general audience and A-SMYLE/FLEX alumni. ...

Lessons Learned Abroad

June 6, 2017
By: Maeve Brind'Amour YES Abroad, 2016-17 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina If I was asked last year to point out Bosnia and Herzegovina on a map, I wouldn’t have been able to. As I’m now nearing the tenth month of my exchange in Bosnia, it’s hard to believe that a country ...

The final countdown - end of year orientation for YES abroad students in Bulgaria

June 1, 2017    Bulgaria, yes abroad
By Rumyana Yotova, program and administrative assistant, AC Bulgaria It’s been almost 9 months since the first generation YES abroad students arrived in Bulgaria. I still remember the excitement that we the AC staff together with the host families experienced while waiting for Rachel, Elijah and Sophia to arrive at ...

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 ...