Host City (Nis)
Aug23

Host City (Nis)

        We have returned to Belgrade this week after spending a full week in Nis with our hosts. Nis is a mid-sized city in the southeast of the country. During my stay, I lived with Petrana who is a college student that has a small loft a little ways away from the center of town. Our hosts were nothing if not gracious. They welcomed us into their homes with no hesitations. I felt that their kindness was...

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Day in Smederevo
Jun08

Day in Smederevo

Thursday, May 11th, 2017, Today marks Day 4 of the Serbia Fellowship Experience. Early this morning, after breakfast and coffee, we prepared to head to the nearby city of Smederevo for the day. I imagined it as a small, historic town outside of Belgrade, but Smederevo is actually a quite vibrant, mid-sized city along the Danube River. The banks are open to many paths, some shops, and passing trains. Close to the city’s center,...

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Beograd, the White City
Jun02

Beograd, the White City

  Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, Today is Day 3 of the Serbia Fellowship Experience – the first full day after transit, and we are just beginning to get acquainted with the city of Belgrade. The weather is slowly warming and extending a fonder welcome. This morning, I stopped at a kiosk to purchase a copy of a periodical newspaper that is written entirely in Cyrillic. Translating the headlines gives me a better insight into the...

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Serbian Fellowship Experience
May15

Serbian Fellowship Experience

Monday, May 8th, 2017, It is Day 1 of the Serbia Fellowhsip Experience. And so far, it has been unlike anything I have ever experienced before. I have traveled internationally on a number of occassions, and I have even studied abroad for a summer term. But the Serbia Fellowship Experience has been different because it is also about building community with my peers from the university. We traveled as a cohort together from Atlanta,...

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