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From Independent Study Project to Senior Undergraduate Thesis: Second Generation Bosnians in St. Louis, Missouri

From an Independent Study Project (ISP) to a Senior Undergraduate Thesis: Second Generation Bosnians in St. Louis, Missouri

by Alfredo Jahn SIT Spring 2018 Washington University in St. Louis During my time as a student on the SIT Balkans program (in spring semester 2018), I had the opportunity to conduct research in Sarajevo as part of the month-long independent study project (ISP). At the time, I was interested in how Bosnian returnees understood …

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Balkan Insight | Judging Movies Reconnects Balkan’s Divided Postwar Young

This article was published in Balkan Insight on January 28, 2019. by Sonja Borgmann SIT Fall 2018 Carleton College Joining a pan-Balkan arthouse film jury proved a transformative experience for youngsters brought up to think of their peers in other former Yugoslav countries as strangers and enemies. Before making their first trip to Kosovo for …

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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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