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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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 ...

Read about YES alumna Dea Saraqini's "Sweetness for Charity" project

March 23, 2016    Kosovo, YES, yes alumni
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  Living in a community where women are often treated with disregard, you realize you have to do something to change that. In Kosova we lack on supporting women in different fields, but that never means that this won’t change. There is always room for change and it often starts ...

Thanksgiving in Prishtina

January 8, 2015    Kosovo, Thanksgiving
Vullnet Voca, YES'14 There are several holidays that YES students experience during their exchange and Thanksgiving is, undoubtedly, one of the most memorable ones for each one of us. I always recall last year’s Thanksgiving with distant nostalgia for my family who made sure to teach me the real meaning ...

Educating The Youth Through Sports

January 7, 2015    Kosovo, sports
By Legjenda Rama, YES’14 “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does; sports can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.” This is my favorite quote about sports from ...

Anti-Bullying Campaign in Kosovo for GYSD

By Alba Boshnjaku, YES Kosovo'13 Bullying has been a phenomenon existing in the society since forever. Making a very negative impact on the victim’s life, bullying appears in different forms--from cyber bullying to physical bullying. This negative phenomenon has been spread almost everywhere and recently in Kosovo it has become a very ...

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  ...

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 ...

The Christmas Spirit in November

December 6, 2013    disabilities, Kosovo, orphanage, volunteering
Saranda Qunaku, YES Kosovo '11 YES Kosovo alumni at SOS Children's Village in Pristina. In November, we YES alumni in Kosovo held our yearly activity at SOS Children’s Village in Pristina, much beloved by the children and alumni alike.  We helped the children there to make Christmas and New Year’s ...