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Successfully Completed the First Cycle of the BELL+ Program

July 18, 2018    bell_plus, bell+
BELL+ Teachers at ELTA Conference, Belgrade
The first cycle of the Beginner English Language Lessons Plus - BELL+ Program conducted from October 2017 to June 2018 is successfully completed. Funded by the U.S. Embassy to Serbia, the program is implemented by American Councils Belgrade in collaboration with eight American Corners across the country. We are happy ...

Benefits of Cultural Exchanges

July 11, 2018
Kristina Koprivica and Bojan Francuz returned from FLEX program (at the time the program's name was A-SMYLE) ten years ago and this is a story they wrote for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / (the oldest continuously published newspaper west of the Mississippi River!) about how this U.S. government-sponsored exchange program impacted their ...

Macedonia Welcomes Nine New Alumni

July 11, 2018
By Bojan Aleksovski, YES 2013-2014, Macedonia, hosted by AFS in Chelmsford, MA Every year, approximately one month after program participants return home, American Councils’ alumni coordinators conduct re-entry seminars for new alumni.  The newest generation of nine YES alumni returned to Macedonia on June 15, and their re-entry seminar was ...

Molly’s Prom night

June 6, 2018
By Molly Maahs, YES Abroad PY2017-2018, Macedonia High School graduation in Macedonia is synonymous to Prom. Here it is called “matura” which signifies the coming of age for a typical student. The festivities are much more grand than a “prom” at home. I was lucky enough to join the 4th year ...

Job Opportunity: YES Programs Local Coordinator (Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

June 5, 2018
Job Location: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Position Type: Full-Time, Undetermined Term (after initial probationary period) Preferred Start Date: August 1, 2018 Description: The YES Programs Local Coordinator is responsible for functions related to implementation of the Kennedy- Lugar YES and YES Abroad programs in Banja Luka, while supporting and aiding the Country Representative ...

Public Speaking Workshops and Speech Competition

May 15, 2018
By Christina Carrington, YES Abroad PY2017-2018, Macedonia Molly and I were so thankful to join our school community at Josip Broz Tito Gimnazija. The students in our class welcomed us with open arms and our teachers, especially our coordinator Gordiana, were always there to support us. After we got used to ...


April 26, 2018
ENAM SPRING BOOTCAMP, MY EXPERIENCE -Elitsa Stoeva YES Alumna '17                                 “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford Recently, I had the huge honour to represent ...

TOEFL Tips and Tricks - a free course in Serbia

April 12, 2018    bell_plus, bell+, toefl
BELL+ program invites you to apply for a free of charge course "TOEFL Tips and Tricks" to be held at American Corners in Belgrade, Kragujevac, Novi Sad and Vranje. BELL+ is a program funded by the Embassy of the U.S.A. in Serbia, and organized by American Councils for International Education ...

Officially Part of Kansas State's Senate History!

April 11, 2018
I am Vesa Sherifi, an exchange student from Macedonia, placed in Kansas City Missouri. Being from such a small place as Macedonia, you want to talk to people about your country all the time and inform them more and more. The YES program has given me this opportunity in the ...

The Power of Compromise

April 4, 2018
By: Josie K., YES Abroad 2017-2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina You never know the meaning of the word “compromise” until you are locked in a room with twenty-seven other students––representing the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the State of Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and countless other nations––and you have ...