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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. ...

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 ...

Family reunion overseas!

March 31, 2017    host family, klyes, kosova, Kosovo, yes alumni
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by Rinë Fetahu, YES 2013-2014, Kosova, hosted by American Councils in Baton Rouge, LA It only took me a thirty minute drive with small talks on our way back from the airport to feel like I never left! Baton Rouge, Louisiana was the place where I spent my YES exchange ...

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 ...

Baba Marta in Illinois - Teaching my community about Bulgarian traditions

March 3, 2017    Bulgaria, klyes, yes alumni
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Today we got a letter from Mirela Minkova, YES student currently on the program. Here is how she celebrates Bulgarian Holiday and share about her country and customs to her American friends and her host community! Dear American Councils, Thank you for the great opportunity that you have given me ...

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 ...

Presentations in High School Josip Broz Tito

June 2, 2016    klyes, macedonia, yes abroad
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Brendan Schultz, YES abroad student Macedonia shared his experience of organizing presentations in High School Josip Broz Tito in his own words: "For May 10 and 17, I organized two video conferences between Gymnazija Josip Broz Tito, a public, college-preparatory high school in Skopje, my host city in Macedonia, and East Lyme High School, ...