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FLEX and YES Alumni Unite to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills for Social Change

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From October 12-16, 34 FLEX and YES alumni from Southeast Europe representing seven countries and seven program generations gathered in Krushevo, Macedonia, for the StartQube Social Entrepreneurship Workshop. The StartQube program was developed by Startup Zone, a Macedonia-based team who are themselves young entrepreneurs. This program was funded by the ...

First impressions of Hawaii by Bulgarian YES student

September 26, 2016    Bulgaria, yes abroad
By Kancho Atanasov, Bulgarian YES Student It has been a month and a half since I arrived in Kona , Hawaii . It is one amazing place full of adventures , hidden magical places you could visit , friendly people everywhere .I am a junior in Konawaena High School and ...

YES abroad students visit to American University in Bulgaria

September 19, 2016    Bulgaria, U.S. Embassy, yes abroad
By Rachel Freeman, YES abroad student in Bulgaria The YES Abroad-ers in Bulgaria (Elijah, Sophie, and I) had the unique opportunity to tour the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) with our host siblings. A big thank you is owed to Tammy Paltchikov at the U.S. Embassy of Sofia for making ...

YES Finalists from South East Europe prepare for stay in the United States at pre-departure orientation

The pre-departure orientation for YES finalists from South East Europe was held in Krusevo, Macedonia, this past weekend from Friday, July 9 to Monday, July 12. The orientation, which is also referred to as the PDO, was held to educate students about life in America and to prepare them for their time ...

American Councils is Hiring in Bulgaria

May 30, 2016    Bulgaria
            JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by midnight. Position Title: Program and Administrative Assistant Location: Sofia, Bulgaria SUMMARY: The Program and Administrative Assistant is responsible for functions related to implementation of the Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad program in Bulgaria and the Kennedy-Lugar ...

Renovation and Clean-Up Project

October 10, 2014    Bulgaria
by Lili Valtcheva 11', Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria Let's plant some flowers ;) In May, YES alumni in Bulgaria gathered for a renovation and clean-up project in their community. The activity involved many activities such as cleaning the playground, planting flowers, repainting and renovating benches, making the area around the ...

Volunteer labor – Friendship and Public Interest

October 10, 2014    Bulgaria, YES, yes alumni
By Peter Ivanov, YES Bulgaria '13 The sport playground - time for renovation Recently I organized a project with the Bulgarian YES Alumni Association. The project was the renovation of a sports park on the premises of a University in my neighborhood. I was helped by my friends and classmates. ...

Easter Workshop with Children

June 4, 2014    Bulgaria
by Lili Valtcheva 11', YES Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria Easter workshop with kids Easter is one celebration that always brings people together and is connected with family and friends. This is why I wanted to do a small activity with children for this holiday. The main goal of the activity ...

Alumni Association Leadership Training--South East Europe Responds

By Olta Myslimi, Alumni Coordinator for Albania  YES alumni representatives from 38 countries gathered in Amman. The Alumni Leadership Training conference held in Amman, Jordan from March 27-31, 2014 reminded alumni one more time how unique, incredible and special our YES family is. 43 alumni representatives from 38 YES countries  ...

Alumni Bring HOPE to Sofia for the Holidays

March 19, 2014    Bulgaria
By Lili Valtcheva, YES Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria Gabriella Veleva '11 and Petar Ivanov '13 make cards for the Christmas HOPE project Sparkle. Glitter. Snow. Stars. Christmas Tree. Hope. Presents. When December comes every town changes and its spirit is more magical and happy than ever. People are all excited ...