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Embracing Youth Volunteerism in Albania

July 27, 2016    Albania, Alumni, clean-up, volunteering, YES, yes alumni
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Gandhi once said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. As a matter of fact, we, the young people, can actually make an impact. In fact, there are so many of us in this world that we have the potential and energy to bring positive change. ...

City Representatives meet to discuss future projects, strategies

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The City Representatives met on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 in Berovo, Macedonia at Hotel Manastir  for a mid-term conference to discuss past projects and brainstorm ideas for future projects. After the group arrived and ate lunch together, they engaged in several team-building activities to kick off the ...

SYLP Alumnus Who Visited Serbia in 2010 Graduated in the U.S.

May 26, 2016    Alumni, SYLPalumni
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Rondoe (aka Randy) Taylor of San Francisco, California visited Serbia in 2010 and spent his time with a host family in Vršac. Rondoe came to Serbia on Serbia Youth Leadership Program, a short-term Department of State exchange program for American and Serbian teenagers (now defunct). This spring Rondoe graduated from ...

YES Alumni Read to Kids at the American Corner

January 15, 2015    Albania, Alumni, american corner, books, YES
By Olta Myslimi '12, YES Alumni Coordinator for Albania December 22nd-30th marked the dates of Kids Library Week at the American Corner in Tirana. Kids Library Week is a new activity that was launched for the first time in December 2014 as a new joint of cooperation between American Corners and ...

Ambassador Wohlers meets Alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs

Courtesy of the US Embassy Macedonia US Ambassador receiving a Thank You gift from the president of MAAA, Atanas Kochov More than 40 members of the Macedonian American Alumni Association (MAAA) and other alumni of U.S. Educational Exchange programs joined a discussion with Ambassador Wohlers at the Faculty of Mechanical ...

YES Abroad in South East Europe

By Selma Čampara, YES Abroad Program Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina YES Abroad Bosnia and Herzegovina group in front of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. The third generation of Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad) students arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday, August 15, 2014. As ...

A Piece of America in Kosova

March 7, 2014    Alumni, Kosovo, YES
By Shpresa Frrokaj, YES Kosovo'13 Shpresa Frrokaj shares her California experiences YES Alumni of Kosovo have been connecting bridges between American and Albanian culture through different activities. This month we decided to get our community acquainted with the western part of United States. On Thursday, February 20th, 15 university students ...

NATO - What do you say about it? (NATO - Šta kažeš NA TO?)

March 7, 2014    A-SMYLE, Alumni, Montenegro
by Ivan Vuksanovic, Alumni Coordinator for Montenegro Students debating about NATO integration of Montenegro The national debate tournament “NATO, what do you say about that?” organized by the Montenegrin - American Youth Alumni Association (MAYAA) took place from October 18 to October 20, at the University of Donja Gorica in ...

Dreams Come True

March 7, 2014    Alumni, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YES
By Nikola Pozderovic, YES Bosnia and Herzegovina '13 Nikola Pozderovic '13 with his English Students When I was younger, I always enjoyed learning English. At one time, I even had a dream of being an English teacher when I grew up.Although my plans for the future are different now, I ...

Keeping Green in Sofia

October 10, 2013    Alumni, Bulgaria, YES
Gabriela Antova and  Lili Valtcheva, '11’, and Toma Pavlov, '12, at the annual Green Days event in Sofia, Bulgaria.