Year: 2018

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Belgrade Insight | An Anglican Home in the Heart of Orthodox Belgrade

This story was first published in Belgrade Insight print edition on November 8, 2018, and Balkan Insight. by Carina Julig SIT Fall 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder On a Sunday morning in Belgrade’s Vracar district, several dozen worshipers file into a small, pew-filled second-story room to sing and pray in English. Western-style statues of Jesus and Mary …

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Belgrade’s Best Beans

Belgrade’s Best Beans

by Monica Starr SIT Fall 2018 Denison University BELGRADE – In Belgrade’s historic Vracar district, on lively Njegoseva street, one can find Zrno, a local kafic, or modern coffee house. Zrno, meaning bean in Serbian, balances modern brass lamps with artful canvases made of industrial coffee bean bags. Small groups of people chat and smoke …

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A Serbian Dish Spanning Generations

By Sonja Borgmann SIT Fall 2018 Carleton College Belgrade – At Kalenic restaurant in the historic Vracar neighborhood, one can sample traditional Serbian Karadjordjeva snicla—a stuffed fried pork dish that is also a reminder of Serbia’s past with foreign occupations. According to 41-year-old Maja Frankovic, a local Belgradian art conservator, Kalenic is the best choice …

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‘Repat Serbia’: Many Leave, a Few Are Lured Back

Belgrade Insight | ‘Repat Serbia’: Many Leave, a Few Are Lured Back

This article was published in BIRN’s bi-weekly newspaper Belgrade Insight on July 13, 2018, and in Balkan Insight. by Patrick Howard SIT Spring 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder Serbia’s brain drain is one of the worst in Europe’s recent history, but some Serbs just cannot stay away. Jovana Ruzicic remembers her teenage years in Belgrade as a …

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The War Childhood Museum Shares Stories Of Kids Growing Up Under Seige

Good | The War Childhood Museum Shares Stories Of Kids Growing Up Under Seige

This story was first published in Good on May 29, 2018. by Christina Noto SIT Fall 2017 Gettysburg College WHITE BALLET SLIPPERS SYMBOLIZE CHILDHOOD FOR MELA SOFTIC. She grew up during the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s. Her memories of youth are those of war. “Dancing was something that helped me survive [the] war,” …

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Finding Serbia’s Meatless Cuisine

Finding Serbia’s Meatless Cuisine

by Sophia Tulp SIT Spring 2018 Ithaca College BELGRADE — As Karadjordjeva street merges into Pariska, at the edge of Belgrade’s Kalemegdan Park with its millennia-old fortress, a hidden restaurant sits on the other side of a graffiti-covered apartment building that has seen better days. Inside, chefs take creative liberty, creating vegetarian food in a …

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Balkan Insight | Serbia’s Stateless Roma Struggle for Visibility

This story was first published in Balkan Insight on January 9, 2018. by Claire Taylor SIT Fall 2017 Occidental College On a cold, rainy day, seven Roma women gather in their children’s education centre in the Vojni Put settlement in Belgrade. They sit around a small table in child-sized chairs to talk about their pasts and futures. …

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Disabled Community Takes a Stand in Kosovo

Balkan Insight | Disabled Community Takes a Stand in Kosovo

This story was first published in Balkan Insight on January 9, 2018. by Jennifer Sheeren SIT Fall 2017 Vanderbilt University In impoverished Kosovo, the disabled community has been pushed to the back of the line – but a new generation of activists and NGOs is determined to change things. A sixth-grade classroom at Naim Frasheri …

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