Wrapping Up the Summer

Blog post: Internship Overview This summer I was placed at Wings of Hope, a mental health organization that began in the 90’s. I knew little about the organization prior to starting, except what I had read on their website, but didn’t know what to expect as an intern. I remember ...

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Preparation for Impending ‘Reverse Culture Shock’ [A different approach]

The human mind is programed to see differences. Tall, short, black, white. Without meaning to we’ve already analyzed situations and environments based on visual differences and past experiences. This ‘judgement’ served us well when discerning the differences from someone in your village and someone from a village that might attack ...

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Little Signs, Here and There

Fellow Travelers, This is a picture of the house of Ramiz Nukić, a now publicly recognized figure in the community for his dedicated work solo-collecting bones of victims from the Srebrenica’s genocide. Although I am not writing about Ramiz in this post, I am using a picture of his house, ...

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Thoughts from a Weekend in Srebrenica

Fellow Travelers, Going into this weekend I didn’t have the slightest clue of how much our trip to Srebrenica would affect me. I consider myself to have relatively tough skin, I don’t like to show my emotions in public, and I have a pretty high bar for hearing and seeing ...

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You do Matter (Nell) #3

Have you ever someone say, “I wish I had never seen _____” or “I wish the memory of _____”? This past weekend I went with some friends and cohort members to Belgrade, Serbia to visit our friends we go to the University of Denver with. During our trip, we decided ...

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Blog Post #2 (Nell)

Fellow Travelers, We were given a ‘free’ blog post this week to pick what we wanted to write about and even though it seemed obvious to use the space to reflect, I felt this was the right course of action. I’d like to say that there was a planned-out-theme for ...

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Blog post 1: First Impressions (Nell)

Fellow Travelers, I’m not entirely sure what I expected upon arrival to this country and I suppose I am still deciding how I feel about my first impressions of Bosnia. Having learned so much about the history of the past 25 years in country and prior to arriving I am ...

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