Bosnia and Herzegovina
American Councils Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) opened in Sarajevo in 2003 with the launch of a fellowship for newly-minted university instructors. In the ensuing years, AC BiH has administered and supported international scholarships for hundreds of educators and other professionals, as well as college and high school students.
Our office works closely with the US Embassy in Sarajevo, including its branch offices in Banja Luka, and maintains relationships with BiH’s 13 ministries of education, a broad network of local high schools, and other community organizations and entities.
Access Microscholarship: Teaches English fundamentals to 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged groups
Balkan Language Initiative: Intensive language training for college and graduate students
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES): An exchange program for high school students from Muslim majority countries to live and and attend school in the United States. It is currently the largest program supported by AC BiH.
Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program: Six-week, English-language internships for students and professionals
Student Training and Empowerment Program (STEP): Career development training and internships for college students
Teaching Tolerance Through English: Encourages high school students to respect cultural diversity through English lessons in an American-style classroom
Title VIII Research Fellowships: Scholarship support for independent, in-country research for three to nine months
YES Abroad: An exchange program for American high school students to live and attend school in Bosnia and Herzegovina (and several other countries).