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I am thankful for… Thanksgiving!

Elementary school students wave "Thank you!" after their Thanksgiving workshop
This year’s Thanksgiving wasn’t only different for our YES Abroad exchange students in Banjaluka, but also for a group of 5th and 6th grade students from a local elementary school “Borisav Stankovic”, who had an opportunity to participate in an educational, interactive workshop about the history and meaning of Thanksgiving. ...

How YES Abroad students brought Halloween to Banja Luka

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YES Abroad students Bryca, Chloe and Ella dressed up as American tourists to host a Halloween party for children at the American Corner in Banja Luka As Halloween was approaching, our YES Abroad students in Banja Luka eagerly decided to share some of the Halloween spirit with children and their peers as well. At ...

Lessons Learned Abroad

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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 ...

YES Program: A Postcard From Indianapolis

April 16, 2017    Bosnia and Herzegovina, klyes, yes alumni
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-- by Toni  Bevanda, YES Program 2016-2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina Hi there, My name is Toni, I am from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and am placed in Indianapolis, Indiana. These 9 months have been a real roller coaster, because during this period I have had to adjust to a new ...

The Best Year of My Life

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This post originally appeared on yesprograms.org By Tea Drmac, YES 2016-2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina, hosted by American Councils for International Education in Lacy Lakeview, TX I always wanted to go somewhere, to visit new places, to do something new, and America was one of the places that I always wanted ...

Fighting Bullying in Bosnia and Herzegovina

March 7, 2017    Bosnia and Herzegovina, klyes, yes alumni
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This post originally appeared on yesprograms.org By Merima Muhic YES Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015-2016 My name is Merima Muhic, from Zivinice, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and I was an exchange student in 2015-2016. I was placed in Apex, North Carolina, where I attended the local high school. While in the U.S., I was ...

YES Alumna Creates Hometown Book Exchange

February 22, 2017    Bosnia and Herzegovina, klyes, yes alumni
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By Emma Morgan, American Councils BiH Administrative Intern, YES Abroad Bosnia and Herzegovina ’14 After spending a year in Chaska, Minnesota as a YES student, Anela Tiro (PY 2015-16) knew how powerful it was to discover and engage with a different perspective. She wanted to bring that experience to people ...

Not Quite 17 Again: A YES Abroad Alumna Returns to Sarajevo

A picture of me when I first arrived in Sarajevo as a YES Abroad student in 2013
By Emma Morgan, American Councils BiH Administrative Intern, YES Abroad Bosnia and Herzegovina '14 Returning to the place where you were a high school exchange student is a strange thing. At times, you feel like you’re 17 again, but the trick is to remember that you’re not. You’re older now, ...

Holiday gifts for socially disadvantaged families

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Our English Microscholarship Access students from the Islamic High School Elci Ibrahim-pasina Madrasah Travnik, the Catholic School Center “Petar Barbaric” Travnik and the High school Mjesovita srednja skola „Travnik“ in Travnik, the High school Srednja mjesovita skola “Zepce” in Zepce and the Islamic High School Osman ef. Redzovic Madrasah in ...

Holiday Cheer At The American Corner in Banja Luka

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By Lela Draganić, YES Programs Local Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina   YES Abroad student Tana and Deputy Director of the Embassy Branch Office with kids at Thanksgiving For three years now, the American Corner in Banja Luka has been a wonderful partner to American Councils in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...