Final Reflections

Looking back on my time spent in Sarajevo this summer I feel extremely grateful and hopeful. Entering into the program, my main goal was simply an internship in a foreign country, I never would have thought it would be in Bosnia or that I would enjoy it so much. I ...

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Concluding Celebrations

Towards the end of the program, there were a few parties thrown and other gatherings. The first of these was at the Center for Healthy Aging (perhaps not surprising due to its name, this is the only non-smoking place in Sarajevo). It was supposedly an American party, and some of ...

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Srebrenica: A personal examination

Visiting Srebrenica was a very eye-opening experience. Srebrenica as an event had been discussed within our group extensively, and is a major focus for many concerning the war. This is mainly because of its identification as a genocide, the first on European soil since World War II. At Srebrenica, thousands ...

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Favorite Moment

My favorite moment thus far has been the time spent at Kravice Falls. After a bit of a walk down to the Falls, the cold water was very much welcome after the extraordinarily hot day that we had in Mostar. Aside from the cold water being refreshing, the Falls were absolutely beautiful. ...

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Tito’s Bunker, et cetera

This past weekend I went to Tito’s bunker along with some of the other people in the group. It was interesting to see how massive the place was and how intensely they prepared for a nuclear attack. In addition to seeing the history of the bunker, much of it has ...

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(Belated) Internship Start

After a (very) slow start to my internship, the workload has increased dramatically this past week. Maja, the director, has returned from the wedding she had been attending in Bulgaria and has assigned me various projects. Maja and everybody else at the organization seems to be wonderful people, and many ...

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Ramadan nights in Sarajevo

This past weekend we went out a few times, and it was different from going out on weekends anywhere else I have ever been. After talking to a number of people, it seems that this is due to Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and one of the ...

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First Impressions

My first impression of Sarajevo was of beauty. Even from the plane I could see that it was unlike anything I had experienced before. Having traveled around the world, I had seen a number of different places and landscapes, yet this was something completely foreign. There were some buildings scattered ...

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