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Holiday Cheer At The American Corner in Banja Luka

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By Lela Draganić, YES Programs Local Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina   YES Abroad student Tana and Deputy Director of the Embassy Branch Office with kids at Thanksgiving For three years now, the American Corner in Banja Luka has been a wonderful partner to American Councils in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ...

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 Alumni Interview: ''The U.S. Showed Us How To VALUE And Be PROUD OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA''

September 7, 2016    Bosnia and Herzegovina, YES, yes alumni
YES Alumni Đorđe Šukalo , Kristina Lukajić  and Jelena Pilipović featured in ''BUKA Online Magazine''
by Lela Draganić, YES Programs Local Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina YES Alumni Đorđe Šukalo , Kristina Lukajić and Jelena Pilipović featured in ''BUKA Online Magazine'' YES alumni Jelena Pilipović, Đorđe Šukalo and Kristina Lukajić recently gave an interview and spoke about their experiences in the United States and what ...

Embracing Youth Volunteerism in Albania

July 27, 2016    Albania, Alumni, clean-up, volunteering, YES, yes alumni
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Gandhi once said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. As a matter of fact, we, the young people, can actually make an impact. In fact, there are so many of us in this world that we have the potential and energy to bring positive change. ...

City Representatives meet to discuss future projects, strategies

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The City Representatives met on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 in Berovo, Macedonia at Hotel Manastir  for a mid-term conference to discuss past projects and brainstorm ideas for future projects. After the group arrived and ate lunch together, they engaged in several team-building activities to kick off the ...

Alumni Coordinators collaborate at conference in Macedonia

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The first YES and FLEX SEE Alumni Coordinators Training and PDO Support conference was held in Krushevo, Macedonia from Saturday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 12. The seven Alumni Coordinators from South East Europe met to discuss several topics that included how to develop programs for regional cooperation, how to prepare ...

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 ...

City Representatives work to make a positive impact on their communities

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When YES Alumni Marija Krsteva wanted to volunteer more in her community and promote the opportunities that are available through YES Abroad, she decided to become a City Representative. City Representatives are leaders within the YES Alumni community, and they work to coordinate and promote various projects within their groups. City Representatives ...

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 ...

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 ...