Students from George Mason University (GMU) from Virginia, USA visited Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AUBiH) organized the visit as a part of its partnership with GMU. During their trip, GMU students visited not only Sarajevo but Budapest, Belgrade and Berlin as well.
AUBiH arranged visits to the Presidency of BiH, Parliament of BiH, Court of BiH, OHR (Office of the High Representative), ICMP (International Commission on Missing Persons), and the American Embassy in Sarajevo alongside lectures at AUBiH. In addition, visits to the Sarajevo war tunnel and Srebrenica were organized. Also, the students enjoyed a city tour of Sarajevo with AUBiH Ambassadors – representatives of AUBiH student body.
Professor Yehuda Lucaks, the director of Center for Global Education at George Mason University in relation to such visits stated the following:” Sarajevo, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, offers students an unparalleled opportunity to study conflict and peacemaking. The entire program was well crafted, balanced, nuanced and highly enriching. The program in Sarajevo included high level meetings such as the President, members of Parliament and diplomats from the American embassy as well as meetings with business and community leaders and students. One of the highlights of the visit was a tour of Srebenica...“
This was another visit where AUBiH deepened the relationship with its partner universities and introduced Bosnia and Herzegovina to youth from USA. George Mason University is a state university from Virginia, USA.