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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
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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. ...

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 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 ...

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!

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 ...

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 ...