Lasting Impressions

It almost feels weird to be back. Especially after spending the entire summer romanticizing the idea of finally being able to come “home.” Instead of feeling a sense of overwhelming relief and comfort, I feel foreign and misplaced. Like someone has plucked me from an amazing adventure of new beginnings ...

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Friends, but more like Family.

If there is one thing that I am thankful for, it is how our lovely host and the owner of our hostel, Naida, has taken in our Global Practice Bosnia group like we are her own. The hostel which we are staying at is Naida’s childhood home. She grew up ...

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Week 6: Srebrenica Reflections

“…Those who devise and implement genocide seek to deprive humanity of the manifold richness its nationalities, races, and ethnicities and religions provide. This is a crime against all humankind, its harm being felt not only by the group targeted for destruction, but by all of humanity…” – Appeal Judgment in ...

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Week 5: My Internship

When I first was accepted to the Global Practice Bosnia program, I knew immediately which internship I wanted to apply for. Before applying, I had spoken to a few students that had done the program the previous year, and the Atlantic Initiative sounded like the perfect fit for me. As ...

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Week 4: Meeting Up in Paris

As some people may already know, my fiancé has been working for the U.S. embassy in Moscow, Russia during my time in Bosnia. Before I left for Sarajevo, we had planned to meet up in Moscow halfway through my 8-week stay. Call it ignorance, or just chalk it up to ...

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Week 3: Going to Croatia & Celebrating July 4th in Bosnia

When I first got to Bosnia, I knew that it would be likely that some of my free weekends here would be used to explore other parts of the region. The one cool thing about Bosnia, and I guess Europe in general, is how inexpensive it is to travel to ...

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Week 2: What Surprises Me the Most About Bosnia

There are a lot of things that surprise me about the city of Sarajevo, and the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a whole. Although there are areas of the city that seem to have never witnessed any type of conflict, it doesn’t take long to find yourself stumbling over ...

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Finally in Bosnia!

I finally am in Bosnia! After months of thinking about it, talking about it, and planning for it, I am officially living and working in Sarajevo for the summer. In some ways, it’s a major relief to actually be here. The week leading up to my departure was incredibly stressful. ...

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