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Wedding Weekend in the Hills of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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- By Tana Korhonen, YES Abroad 2016-17, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Banja Luka) Tana with her host mom, host sister and girl at the wedding   This weekend, I attended a wedding in a small town called Mrkonjić Grad, which is approximately 36 miles of winding roads away from Banja Luka, my home in ...

First impressions of Hawaii by Bulgarian YES student

September 26, 2016    Bulgaria, yes abroad
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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
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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 Alumni Mingle at Welcome Party

July 1, 2016    macedonia, YES, yes abroad, yes alumni
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To celebrate the return of the YES Alumni 2015-2016, a party was held at American Councils on Saturday, June 25. The new alumni retuned to Macedonia from the United States a few days before the party, and the event was a way for them to get to know each other ...

Learn where the YES finalists from Macedonia will be placed for the 2016-2017 school year

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Learn where the YES finalists from Macedonia will be placed for the 2016-2017 school year. The map will be updated as more students are placed with host families!

YES Abroad Alumni 2015-2016 return to the United States

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YES Abroad Macedonia 2015-2016 students ended their 10-month stay in Macedonia this weekend and arrived in the United States on Monday, June 13. Alumni Marina Godinez, Brendan Schultz, Charlie Bordeon, and Maxwell Myers touched down on Monday and then made their way to Washington, D.C. for a debrief orientation. The four spent ...

YES Abroad students, YES Alumni participate in Macedonia’s Model United Nations

June 8, 2016    macedonia, YES, yes abroad
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Maxwell Myers, YES abroad student Macedonia, shared his experience at Macedonia's Model United Nations on May 28: "After months of preparation and hard work, the 5th Session of Macedonia’s Model United Nations was under way. People from across Macedonia, including Kosovo, were ready to represent their respective countries. Along with my ...

YES abroad visit Struga, Vevchani and Ohrid

June 2, 2016    macedonia, YES, yes abroad
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Marina Godinez, YES abroad student Macedonia shared her experience of visiting Struga Vevchani and Ohrid  in her own words: "This past weekend , we went to Struga , Vevčani, and Ohrid. Unfortunately, our second time in Struga was also diminished by the bad weather but visiting the American Corner was great as ...

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, ...

YES Abroad Takes a Road Trip to Radovish, Macedonia

By: Vesna Naumovska, YES Abroad coordinator YES Abroad students at Mladost Lake Veles On the last weekend of April (25th – 26th 2015), the YES Abroad students Emily, Natalia and Faber, accompanied by the AC Macedonia staff went on the last cultural excursion around the cities in the south-east part ...