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April Instagram Highlights!

YES Abroad Monthly IG Highlights collage
Three women smiling and talking together

Bosnia and Herzegovina

For Global Youth Service Day, a national day of community service and youth activities, the Bosnia and Herzegovina cohort hosted a field day event where they played volleyball and football! Binisha reflected that the “after party” with a few of the students over coffee was her favorite part. “There were a few [students] who I really hit it off with. We (a couple cohort members and some students) had great conversations. It’s good to reach out to many people, but sharing deep connections is equally important and leaves you feeling even more satisfied.”


Two Indonesian women and one YES student on a stage speaking into microphones

Indonesia

Garrett, hosted in Indonesia, recently had the special opportunity to meet with Indonesian high school students during an event hosted at the @atamerica cultural center in Jakarta, alongside YES to USA alumni. During the session, the Indonesian YES alumni spoke about their experiences during Ramadan when they were on the YES program hosted in the U.S., while Garrett shared his own experiences with Ramadan during the YES Abroad program in Indonesia!


YES student and their Malaysian host family dressed in traditional clothes, hugging and smiling in a lush green yard

Malaysia

Earlier this month YES Abroad students in Malaysia joined their host families and communities to recognize the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr (Hari Raya Aidilfitri) festivities! Highlights included wearing traditional dress, enjoying delicious foods, spending time with their host families and extended host families, and of course photo shoots --looking sharp!


Girl marblizes water as male student looks on

Türkiye

Lillian and Aaron, hosted in Türkiye, recently participated in a Turkish marbling art activity in Izmir! Known as "Ebru" in Turkish, paint is dripped onto the surface of water and a rake or similar tool is used to create marbled patterns. Then, a piece of paper is carefully laid on the surface of the water, where the paint adheres and creates the artwork!