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2. July 09

On the occasion of the recent visit by the delegation of US senators and congressmen to Bosnia and Herzegovina, a meeting was organized with students coming from universities across Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the group of students who had a chance to exchange impressions, opinions and suggestions with the US officials, there was a group of students coming from American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“In the presence of distinguished congressmen and senators, I spoke about the issue of younger generations not casting their votes in the elections and their passivity, but also about the seriousness of the situation and the social chaos we are currently living in. In addition, I concluded that we are to be blamed as well as we do not strongly believe in all the possibilities changes may bring. I pointed out that the American dream should be the model we ought to follow as a proof that it is possible to live together, and in that way overcome all the divisions and diversities that were once there. I added that we should finally wake up and start investing into our own knowledge and education so that we can be able to make our country better and more prosperous”, said Belma Karakaš, a student attending American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, who attended the meeting with the representatives of the US Congress and the Senate of the United States of America in Sarajevo.

Denis Prcić, AUBiH President, states that the great interest in studying at the AUBiH colleges in Tuzla, Sarajevo and Banja Luka, as well as the confidence shown to this institution of higher education by both students and their parents, is indeed an obligation for the AUBiH management to strive in its constant improvement of conditions and quality of studies: “The top-quality study programs including internships in New York are clear confirmation of our commitment to do our utmost for our students.”

Positively surprised with the friendly and relaxed approach of the delegation members towards BiH students, Belma Karakaš says that she is “very grateful for the chance to have been a part of such an important event, and to have met diplomats coming from one of the most important countries in the world.”

Members of the US delegation that visited our country were as follows: Senator Richard Durbin, Senator George Voinovich, Senator Roger Wicker, and Congressmen Christopher Smith, Mike McIntyre, Louise Slaughter, Gwen Moore, Lloyd Doggett, Robert Aderholt, and Madeleine Bordallo.