Farewell and thanks for the memories

When I first arrived in Bosnia, I was not sure what to expect. This experience was one of enlightenment and growth. I learned so much over the past two weeks and I can’t believe I am already back in the states. Bosnia is a beautiful country, vibrant with life and ...

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Accomplishment and Teamwork is Always Possible

I chose this picture for my blog because I felt this final part of my journey in Bosnia was an accomplishment in itself. This adventure has been one of greatest and most enlightening experiences of my life. To hear how individuals had overcome and the immense kindness expressed in a ...

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Reflections

This trip to Bosnia has been one that has impacted me on a level I didn’t know possible. I have met some amazing people and to see their ability to overcome tragedy and move forward has been the greatest message of hope. These last few days have been a interesting ...

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Heartbreaking in every way imaginable

As we talked about the experiences we would have in both Tuzla and Srebencia I thought I would be able to remain in control of my emotions based on the reading and research I did prior to the overnight. Unfortunately, it was an intensely rude awakening.  I thought I had ...

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Education Inspiring Social Change

After visiting the University today, I was astounded to learn about the two schools under one roof. It seemed so hard to grapple with hearing how there is still so much division after the war with minimal effort to create a societal reunification. I think the best part of both ...

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Bosnia First Impressions

When I first decided to come to Bosnia, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I did not know what happened beyond what I saw in movies since my family never talked about it and it was not covered in my education growing up. I wanted to learn what happened because ...

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