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Halloween Project

January 8, 2015    Halloween, macedonia, yes abroad, yes alumni
By Simona Ristovska, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia First-grader coloring and decorating the mask Every October, YES alumni host a number of Halloween activities. In honor of the season, YES alumni together with YES Abroad students decided to give the Roma students from Braka Ramiz Hamid elementary school a real Halloween treat. YES ...

Let's cook together- Grandma's Gurabii

January 7, 2015    macedonia, yes abroad, yes alumni
Simona Ristovska, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia YES Alumni together with YES Abroad students in Macedonia are doing set of projects in which they are sharing Macedonian as well as American cuisine. The first project was sharing the traditional Macedonian menu and this week the YES students made Gurabii. The cookies--Gurabii--are similar ...

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign-100 pink ribbons

By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia The month of October is devoted to Breast Cancer. For that reason the YES alumni community in Macedonia for the first time started a campaign for raising awareness for Breast Cancer, since in Macedonia is one of the top 3 diseases among ...

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 ...

YES Abroad in South East Europe

By Selma Čampara, YES Abroad Program Coordinator Bosnia and Herzegovina YES Abroad Bosnia and Herzegovina group in front of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. The third generation of Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES Abroad) students arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday, August 15, 2014. As ...

2014 Global Youth Service Month in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Nino Lojpur, YES Alumni Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina YES alumni group in Bosnia and Herzegovina organized a couple of activities to join in the global effort called Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). Across the country, during April, we helped make a change by doing different projects, either alone ...

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 ...