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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 ...

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, ...

Reentry in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2014

September 22, 2014    Bosnia, reentry, seminar, volunteer, yes abroad
by Lamija Jamak, YES Bosnia and Herzegovina '14 One of the things that I was looking forward to after I came back from America in June, was our re-­entry seminar. I was excited to see my fellow friends and hear about how they re­-adapted in their communities. Re­entry was held ...

The Suitcase

June 7, 2013    Bosnia, yes abroad
Written by Katie Wells, YES Abroad '13, Bosnia and HerzegovinaAnd thus it begins the daunting task of packing the suitcase, carry-on, and backpack to head home after spending ten months in one place. Looking at all of my things, I thought before that it would be easy - kind of ...