Final thoughts

Arriving home has been a strange adjustment. I have been trouble explaining everything I experienced and saw during my time in Bosnia. There are just so many descriptions and details I want to tell. I wish I could sit down with every person I’ve encountered and tell them what I ...

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Internship: Post-Conflict Research Center

This summer I have been privileged enough to work with the Post-Conflict Research Center here in Sarajevo. When I first applied to this internship, I did not believe I was qualified or that they would choose me to intern for them. It was sincerely a surprise when they sent the ...

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Living in the Moment

Since arriving in Bosnia I have experienced a plethora of emotions. I have been happy, excited, sad, and angry. I feel like I have learned an incredible amount while getting to meet some amazing people! Through all of these emotions, I was beginning to feel bogged down and going through ...

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Photos and Expectations

This week we were told to pick a photo from the last five weeks and write about it. This was hard considering I have taken what seems like a million photos since I arrived in Sarajevo. The photo I ultimately chose to write about is the outside of Tito’s Bunker ...

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My Family is My Revenge

This weekend our cohort traveled to Tuzla and back to Srebrenica to hear personal stories of the Srebrenica Genocide. I soon realized I did not understand the impact the Peace March and Srebrenica had on me. I will discuss more of my feelings later in the post but on the ...

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Culture Shock in Serbia

This time post Peace March has been quite an adjustment for me. I have been trying to heal my body, inside and out, along with my mental stability. I sincerely feel that participating in the Peace March and being able to connect with some incredible people has led me to ...

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Peace March

Over the last four days I was given the privilege to walk alongside individuals who had lost their loved ones during the Genocide of Srebrenica in 1995. Marš Mira (Peace March) has been one of the most impactful experiences of my entire life. When I first heard of the possibility ...

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Week 1: First Impressions

When flying into Sarajevo the mountains were surrounding the city and I could not help but realize the beauty of where I was headed. Almost immediately after recognizing the beauty I was hit with a wave of shame because the same mountains I was calling beautiful and memorable were used ...

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