Final Reflections on Bosnia

Oh Sarajevo, how I miss you. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I applied for Bosnia a few months ago. I was extremely ignorant of its past and present and now I have a much better understanding of the entire situation after in-class learning AND ...

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Potočari

                                Walking into Potočari after spending roughly three days in the Peace March was an emotional event. A multitude of people lined both sides of the street as they observed those who hiked the path ...

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Memorable Photo

    At the bobsled arena, we were given a chance to either display our artistic ability, present symbols that expose our inner selves, or write a phrase about something we believe in. Our creative expressions were displayed and immortalized by the permanence of the spray paint that we brought. At this ...

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Event in Sarajevo, “Bridges of Sarajevo”

One of my favorite events within Sarajevo would definitely include the “Bridges of Sarajevo” event. This was a compilation of 13 films directed by European directors and what the city means to each of them. These films were filled with drama, comedy, conspiracies, heart-felt emotion, and strong messages in their ...

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Post-Conflict

When I originally applied to come to Bosnia, I wanted to learn about the post-conflict setting and how the populations among the warring parties managed to reconcile their differences and interact cohesively. Nearly twenty years after the war, there are still differing narratives about the events that took place. Hostilities ...

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Internship

       The first couple of weeks in my internship were relatively non-active in terms of activities, planning, or accomplishments. Days were starting to pass and I felt like my time was being wasted and that my talents were not being utilized. The only planning that took place was with ...

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Contrasts within Bosnia and Herzegovina

Just today, I talked with a Bosnian native and he explained the economic structure from his point of view. When factories were privatized, several people bought up these companies but then merely sold their assets for a profit, depriving the local population of industrial occupations. Although factories are limited in ...

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Arriving in Sarajevo, I was awestruck by the beauty of the city and the surrounding landscape. Many major cities are overwhelmed by concrete structures while city authorities attempt to create more greenery by adding a park or planting trees sporadically throughout the city. Here not only is the city enclosed ...

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dscf1984.jpg

Arriving in Sarajevo, I was awestruck by the beauty of the city and the surrounding landscape. Many major cities are overwhelmed by concrete structures while city authorities attempt to create more greenery by adding a park or planting trees sporadically throughout the city. Here not only is the city enclosed ...

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