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My internship

Wings of Hope is a small NGO with big ambitions. It was founded in 1994 in response to the war. Everyone suffered during the war but WoH originally focused on the children’s experience, and this is still a central part of the organization today. Children during the war suffered in ...

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Bosnia Fam

“The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul” – some cheesy meme on Pinterest I believe in the strong power of place, but in my experience, place with out people means almost nothing. You all have made sharing 2 bathrooms among 13 people tolerable. ...

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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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