Final Blog -Dental Care in Sarajevo (Pirović)

My last two weeks in Sarajevo were spent experiencing the outstanding healthcare system in Sarajevo. Let me explain… This all started the night of my birthday Aug. 1st (my bday is Aug. 2nd), I had just finished taking an overnight bus from Sarajevo to Belgrade on Friday night. I arrived ...

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Week 5 -Srebrenica

My reaction to our trip to Srebrenica this weekend was very mixed. The weekend was long and exhausting, and we absorbed a tremendous amount of information over that period of time. It was an honor to speak to Fatima and Saliha and have the opportunity to listen to their incredible ...

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Week 4 -What I Miss the Most

What I’ve missed the most since I got to Sarajevo has been my dogs and my girlfriend. I have two Saint Bernards (Harley & Nana) and they are among the sweetest dogs anyone will ever meet. One of them, Harley, has his first birthday coming up on Aug. 1st, and ...

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Week 3 -My Favorite Image

So far this trip, my favorite image has to be when I went up to Bijeljina with my internship, in northern Bosnia for USAID’s Sustainable Housing groundbreaking event. I watched as U.S. Ambassador Cormack handed the keys of a lovely, brand new, flood resistant home to an elderly 79 years ...

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Week Two -First Impression of Sarajevo

My outlook on Sarajevo has changed substantially from last year to this year. When I visited Sarajevo last summer, my impression was just that it was a nice, peaceful, small city and that was about it. It was just another stop on my tour of the Balkans. This year, it ...

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Week 1 -First Blog

The first day of my internship was incredible! I drove up to Bijeljina with the rest of the USAID team for the ground breaking ceremony on a USAID/UNDP project that was providing 150 Bosnian families with new homes. That day when we arrived to Bijeljina, on the Republika Srpska (RS), ...

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