In a week from today a group of GSSW students from the University of Denver will be heading to Bosnia as a culmination of an academic course that they have been taking this spring quarter. We will be visiting sites that are important to the rich history and culture of this beautiful country, will be interacting with survivors of the war and genocide, and will learn from professors at the University of Sarajevo as well as those providing social work services across the country. This is the 5th year that this course has been offered through GSSW and it is a pleasure to be introducing another group of smart, curios students to this amazing country where they can learn first hand about resilience and issues of social justice.
Right after this first group of students leaves Bosnia the second group of masters students from DU will arrive to begin their 8-week internships in Sarajevo. They are studying social work, international relations, international security, conflict resolution, international business and other related fields. They have also been studying during spring quarter in preparation for this summer experience. They will travel to various sites around the country and will also have the honor of meeting our hosts in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Srebrenica and other parts of the country who welcome us so graciously.
For those of you who have followed our blog before, we hope that you will do so again to join in the journey of our dedicated students. If you are new to us please feel free to comment on our posts if you would care to do so. It’s our hope that we can share a bit of our experiences through this blog.
Ann (soon to be “Ana” as I am called in Bosnia)
June 1, 2015