Responsible Tourism

How do we honor and support the people of Bosnia without participating in exploitation and voyeurism? I once went with a team to build houses for homeless families in Mexico. On our way home, we stopped at Disneyland. I remember feeling badly about having fun at such a lavish place ...

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Resilience

The people of Bosnia and Hercegovina are a testament to human resilience. Each day our class sees this in new ways. Yesterday, we visited the Tunnel of Hope that was built secretly under the airport runway in Sarajevo during the war. The Bosnian-Serb Army surrounded Sarajevo from 1992-1995. The City ...

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Srebinica

Have you heard of Srebinica? I had not until 3 months ago. Over 8,000 Muslims were murdered there in 1995 in the span of 5 days. Why is this event not well known? We visited the International Council on Missing Persons (ICMP) during our visit to Srebinica. We stood between ...

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It’s complicated

“It’s complicated” might be an appropriate relationship status for Bosnia’s Facebook page. From the political system (Bosnia has three presidents) to citizens’ feelings about the country post-war, it appears living in Bosnia is complex. Many countans, an equivalent to counties, remain segregated ethnically. Students enroll in schools according to their ...

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It’s complicated

“It’s complicated” might be an appropriate relationship status for Bosnia’s Facebook page. From the political system (Bosnia has three presidents) to citizens’ feelings about the country post-war, it appears living in Bosnia is complex. Many countans, an equivalent to counties, remain segregated ethnically. Students enroll in schools according to their ...

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