Global Practice Bosnia

Krila Nade

“Wings of Hope” a foundation I feel especially fortunate to be apart of this summer as an intern. The mission statement reads: “Improving the social inclusion and strengthening of women, children, youth and other vulnerable groups by promoting and protecting human rights, mental health and support in education” These words ...

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Interning

Interning in Bosnia most definitely has its perks. Once you get over the principal drawback of not being paid, the Bosnian way of working is vastly superior to the States. The flexibility, late start times, vast amounts of coffee, free Fridays, and the general laid back atmosphere is unmatched. Interning back ...

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Out of destruction comes new life

There is beauty in everything, even in destruction. We see this everyday in Sarajevo. Out of destruction comes new life. Out of war comes healing, the healing of buildings and the healing of people. As I have explored Bosnia I have noticed this everyday. Bosnia prides itself on its’ amazing ...

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Accession of Bosnia into the EU

The Bosnian economy has seen better days. Before the war, Sarajevo was the gem city of Yugoslavia, with a booming economy, updated technology, and revolutionary transportation. The war pulled all of these to a halt, and the time since has proved that Bosnia doesn’t have a functional enough government to ...

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Beautiful Bosnia

When I first came to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2015, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew about Bosnia was that there was a terrible civil war and genocide, and that the country has still not recovered. No one told me about the lush green mountains, the ...

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This morning, I heard these words: peace comes in two ways…one is knowing the truth…the other is getting justice…

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A Day in the Life…

It has been quite a week.  I am really settling into life in Sarajevo and the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina in general.  I have never travelled this long or had a home base as we are lucky enough to have at the Travellers Home Hostel.  Here are some of ...

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The powerful force of history

History is a powerful force, especially for the victors. This week we had the opportunity to visit the Institute for the Research of Crime Against Humanity, the BiH War Court, and the ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) Outreach Center. We learned extensively about the history of Yugoslavia, ...

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University of Denver in Bosnia 2017-08-02 03:00:07

Fear can be controlling, paralyzing. It holds power and the ability to make us act in ways that surprise us. Some of us hide, some of us fight. This type of fear isn’t the fear of a giant spider like the many scattering our tall ceilings and eat me while ...

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Contrast

This past weekend I took a little detour out of  Bosnia and Eastern Europe to go to Belgium. At that point, I have been exclusively in the East since June 10th and thought it would be fun to visit a friend in Western Europe. The culture shock was almost immediate ...

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