Skopje is the capital city of the Republic of Macedonia, the birthplace of Mother Teresa, and home to American Councils Macedonia since 2003. Today, AC Macedonia offers programming for high school exchange students from Macedonia and the US, and hosts an internship program for Lehigh University.

AC Macedonia cooperates with the US Embassy in Macedonia, American Corners, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Macedonian American Alumni Association, and many local high schools, universities, and NGOs.

Featured Programs

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 Macedonia.

Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program: Six-week, English-language internships for students and professionals

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 Macedonia (and several other countries).

Zdenka Nikolovska, Country Representative

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