The Privilege of Travel

In addition to seeing Bosnia during this brief internship, I’ve been fortunate to go to Turkey, Serbia, & Croatia and plan to go to Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany. Some of these are repeat locations for me and some of them are new. And as I fill in ...

. Read More →

Experiential learning

For this week’s blog post I decided to cover the opportunities that this trip has afforded to me. While I have always been hesitant to enroll in study abroad programs – they’re expensive, and often seem to be simply an opportunity for students to party their way around Europe for ...

. Read More →

Living in the Moment

Since arriving in Bosnia I have experienced a plethora of emotions. I have been happy, excited, sad, and angry. I feel like I have learned an incredible amount while getting to meet some amazing people! Through all of these emotions, I was beginning to feel bogged down and going through ...

. Read More →

Final Bosnia Reflections

Following the two weeks in Bosnia, I spent an additional three weeks traveling. With the stories of survivors in mind and transitioning to recreational travel, I was considering the different purposes of travel. While off in new countries with freedom to choose my activities and next destinations, the purpose of ...

. Read More →

Mountains

I’m constantly amazed by how beautiful Bosnia is. I chose this picture to write about because I’m kind of obsessed with the mountains. I never get bored during long car rides here since the scenery is so amazing to look at. We hiked to Lukomir last weekend, which is Bosnia’s ...

. Read More →

Photo Reflection

The day before participating in the Peace March was the first time I visited the battery factory where the old Dutchbat base was located during the war. At the time, I could feel how unsettling and morose it was to be inside the old factory because I knew of all the heartbreak and ...

. Read More →

Journal 6: Photograph of the day

    Journal 6: Photograph of the day For this week we had select a photograph and write about it. I decided to pick a picture from my trip this past weekend to Montenegro. I went with a few of my friends from the program here and we had a ...

. Read More →

Journal 4: Srebrenica

Journal 4: Srebrenica   So, this blog post has taken an estimated 300 years to write.  Everytime I try to put words together it doesn’t seem to fully convey my experience visiting the Srebrenica memorial and hearing from the survivors. So i’m just going to describe what I took away ...

. Read More →

Home: An account of one student’s attempt to tell a summer romance using only one photo and 600 words

This is neither the most beautiful photo I have nor the most powerful. However, this photo is special because it is the first photo I sent to my family back in the United States. This is the view I see almost every day because this is what I see as ...

. Read More →

Little Signs, Here and There

Fellow Travelers, This is a picture of the house of Ramiz Nukić, a now publicly recognized figure in the community for his dedicated work solo-collecting bones of victims from the Srebrenica’s genocide. Although I am not writing about Ramiz in this post, I am using a picture of his house, ...

. Read More →