Final Reflection Post

Arriving home the United States and having friends and family members ask me “How was Bosnia” has forced me to reflect on my experience and pull the things from my two months abroad that have really stuck with me. Often times when someone gets home from a vacation or an extended ...

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A Shepherd and his Sheep

I was fortunate enough to have my immediate family visit me in Sarajevo during their summer vacation in southern Europe. While they were visiting, I took to role of tour guide and was in charge of fitting Bosnia and Sarajevo into two and half days for them. One of my ...

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Reminders

The gift shopping has started and a few of us are starting to get sick as we begin our seventh week here in Sarajevo. Trying to find the right gifts to bring home to friends and family has proved to be a common topic of conversation. “What should I get ...

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Life after Mladić

We spent three days this past weekend visiting sites in western Bosnia. These sites included the International Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP), the Podrinje Identification Project Mortuary (PIP), the UN Dutch base in Potočari, and the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Cemetery. Along with these sites came multiple chances to hear the stories ...

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“You can tell a man’s heart by his smile”

Through my adventures with my internship, I have been able to take multiple hikes in the mountains surrounding Sarajevo. Each hike or backpacking trip is led by a head guide who knows the mountains and the terrain well. A few of the hikes I’ve on, including a backpacking trip, have been led ...

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Green Visions

After almost two and half weeks here in Bosnia, I am finally starting to fall into my place with my internship. I am working with an eco-tourism agency that goes by the name of Green Visions. They work to promote the outdoors surrounding Sarajevo and the rest of Bosnia and ...

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Contrasts: Bosnia and Home

After a full week living here in Sarajevo, I am only beginning to understand the culture that is, at points, a leap and a bound away from the American lifestyle that we often times grow so used to.  Through my previous experiences abroad, and through conversations our group has had, I ...

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Contrasts: Bosnia and Home

After a full week living here in Sarajevo, I am only beginning to understand the culture that is, at points, a leap and a bound away from the American lifestyle that we often times grow so used to. Through my previous experiences abroad, and through conversations our group has had, I ...

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Zdravo, Sarajevo!

The group has arrived in Sarajevo in all shapes and sizes, some tired from delayed flights and long layovers, others well accustomed to the time change as they have been traveling around the area for a while before the start of the program. Our group of nine students arrived in full ...

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Zdravo, Sarajevo!

The group has arrived in Sarajevo in all shapes and sizes, some tired from delayed flights and long layovers, others well accustomed to the time change as they have been traveling around the area for a while before the start of the program. Our group of nine students arrived in full ...

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