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Thanksgiving Virtual Party

By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the ...

Ambassador Wohlers meets Alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs

Courtesy of the US Embassy Macedonia US Ambassador receiving a Thank You gift from the president of MAAA, Atanas Kochov More than 40 members of the Macedonian American Alumni Association (MAAA) and other alumni of U.S. Educational Exchange programs joined a discussion with Ambassador Wohlers at the Faculty of Mechanical ...

Professional Development Session with Ms. Kaitlin Turck

By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia In November, YES alumni Macedonia had a chance to learn some tips and tricks on how to write cover letters and CVs from Ms. Kaitlin Turck, Assistant Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje. This session was one of the ...

International Education Week Competitions

By Simona Ristovska, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia YES Alumni Macedonia organized an annual Drawing Competition for elementary school children and Essay Competition for high school students to honor International Education Week. The contests were opened to students from all over Macedonia. A small selection of the drawings that YES ...

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 ...

Kids Club in Stip, Macedonia

By Simona Ristovska '10, YES Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia YES alumna Marija Torkovska ('11) from October started conducting Kids Club in the American Corner Stip. Kids Club is a free, after school program designed to teach positive life skills -basic skills used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in daily ...

Volunteer labor – Friendship and Public Interest

October 10, 2014    Bulgaria, YES, yes alumni
By Peter Ivanov, YES Bulgaria '13 The sport playground - time for renovation Recently I organized a project with the Bulgarian YES Alumni Association. The project was the renovation of a sports park on the premises of a University in my neighborhood. I was helped by my friends and classmates. ...