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Our host city, Sarajevo

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Balkan charm and natural beauty define this heart-shaped country

 

The inhabitants of Sarajevo have moved on from the four-year siege that shattered its buildings and their dreams, but not from the city that they love. Twenty years later, Sarajevo is rebuilt, and while its topographical beauty is what draws you in initially, it’s the humor and inventiveness of the city’s 400,000 residents that convinces you to stay. During our term in Bosnia & Herzegovina, we got to the heart of the conflict that tore Yugoslavia apart, pitting lifelong neighbors against each other, in many cases overnight. Each bullet hole that riddles the Bosnian landscape tells a tale, and we proceeded with open eyes and ears to places like Srebrenica, where the suffering was immeasurably acute.

To dwell on Sarajevo’s past would do the city a disservice, and we certainly enjoyed living in the present when it came to sampling the city’s many coffee shops and cevapi stands. As we indulged on these savory treats, we tried to decipher the minute differences in the Croatian, Serbian, and Bosnian languages being spoken around us, assuming every word was a love letter to our surroundings.

Student photography in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Samtag P.

on his pivotal Bosnia experience:

I was really affected by what happened in Srebrenica. After that weekend trip, I realized how one-sided that war was; however, now I’ve looked into going into an international law degree, and I want to be able to change injustices like that. It’s a driving force now. It’s not just standing behind something and saying I support it, it’s going further, and I really want to do something and really help the people in Bosnia. Not to just have justice, but to work together in moving forward.

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Activities

•Sarajevo’s Tunnel of Hope
•Srebrenica tour and memorial visit
•Snowshoeing in Lukomir
•Wilderness First Aid sessions in Umoljani
•Mosque visit including noon prayer and a visit with an imam
•Zuta Tabija (Sarajevo’s Yellow Bastion)
•Poetry workshop with Mirko Bozic
•Dance lessons at STARS Dance Studio
•Mostar Arts Workshop (Graffiti/Paint)
•Vrelo Bune Cave exploration
•15th century Sufi monastery, Blagaj Tekke
•Počitelj Fortress
•Fojnica Thermals
•Bosnian cooking lessons
•Local traditions in Kraljeva Sutjeska
•Hiking and exploration of a Franciscan Monastery and Bobovac
•Mostar Model United Nations

Blogs From Bosnia

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