CROSS-BORDER ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES - BOSNIA
CROSS-BORDER ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES -BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
These multi-country exchanges included English language students from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo and supported by US embassies and the US State Department Regional English Language Office in Budapest.
Building on the previous year's artistic exchange in Kosovo, on March 2016 I took seven Serbian students to Bosnia and Herzegovina where we led three days of intercultural exchange activities. These events promoted English through creative projects and citizen diplomacy by collaborating with young English students from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.
They presented their projects at International Burch University's student symposium in Sarajevo and held a public event and joint round-table reading with writers from Kosovo. In Mostar they led a flash fiction writing workshop for aspiring Bosnian writers. This successful exchange spanned cultural, national, and religious divides to continue the positive cross-border dialogue and collaboration mission of the Balkan Writers Project to use English to build peace and understanding between young people in post-conflict environments.