What? It’s Over?

It’s been quite a while since I last posted. Classes have started back up at DU and Bosnia is somehow feeling like a distant memory. The first few weeks back felt the strangest. It was weird to be back and understand all the side conversations once again. It’s kind of ...

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A Hodgepodge

The photo I have chosen for this post is one of a sort of zoo located at the Mercur bus station in Budva, Montenegro. Even though it isn’t one of specifically Bosnia, to me it was a good representation of the entire experience I have had while here this summer. ...

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Tuzla and Srebrenica

Over the course of this past weekend, the program took us to the cities of Tuzla and Srebrenica. These two cities are located in the east of the country and are of moderate to small size. While Tuzla is a fairly cosmopolitan city located in the Federation of Bosnia and ...

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How has time flown by?

When I initially began the pre-departure meetings for the program, I was a little concerned that I did not know where I would be working or what I would be doing. As the time to leave grew closer, my anxiety only increased. And when I arrived and had yet to ...

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This Weekend

Over the course of the past week I have done things that I never imagined I would have done before. I participated in the Peace March from Nezuk to Potočari just outside of the town of Srebrenica and I never imagined my feet could hurt so much from just walking. ...

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Two weeks? Already?

I can hardly get my head around the fact that I have already been here for two weeks. The amount of experiences I have had in such a short span of time has been extraordinary and I am sure that the best ones are yet to come. For this post, ...

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Surprises

When I first came to Bosnia, I expected there to be much more rubble. That may seem like a stereotypical expectation of a post-war environment but it was one I had. In turn, I became aware of the stereotypes I had brought with me. It became clear that I had ...

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What an Impression

Why Bosnia? When I first chose this program, it was originally because it was such a different choice than the one I had first considered. Originally, I had thought about doing the DU program in Geneva and trying to find an internship at the UN but not only did the ...

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