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Summer Abroad 2014

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St. Louis Bosnians, Inc. in partnership with Federation on Balkan American Associations is happy to introduce Summer Abroad 2014 programs offered by Federation of Balkan American Associations. 



Basic Information



Based on Packet Choice (Up to TWO months)

In order to be eligible for participation in FEBA’s summer programs for the 2014 year applicants must be:

  • Full time undergraduate or graduate college students (or newly graduated) not older than 35 years of age,
  • US or Canadian citizens of Balkan origin (or legally documented US residents of Balkan origin),
  • Exceptional English speaking skills (Native English speaker)
Final Acceptance Deadline: JANUARY 04, 2014
There will be informational session on offered programs on FRIDAY, December 13, 2013 at 4:30PM at


4401 Hampton Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63109


Program Details

FEBA’s Teach and Travel program offers volunteers the chance to gain International teaching experience by teaching ESL (English as a second language) to students in countries abroad. This year, FEBA’s Teach and Travel program consists of three parts: Trip, Training and Teaching.

  1. Trip: Participants will begin their Teach and Travel program with a full 3 day trip. This trip will let participants see some of the most famous sites of the country they are teaching in.
  2. Training: Training consists of an extensive 2 day program where participants will be provided with the necessary materials and information to teach at their respective educational institutions. Various classroom topics will be taught such as making lesson plans, effective classroom discipline, testing/examinations, cultural differences in the classroom and more. Training is mandatory for all participants.
  3. Teaching: Upon receiving the adequate training, participants will move to their designated city where the educational institution they will be teaching at is located. Teaching will span a total of 20 days and consists of 6 day work weeks.

* Teaching locations will be decided AT THE END of the training session!

The FEBA Work Internship program is a full-time (30 hour) International Internship spanning a total of 20 days and offering participants the opportunity to receive practical work experience abroad. The work internship is offered in a variety of sectors allowing participants to choose a field which best suits their major or degree. FEBA will do its best to provide participants with a relevant placement in some of the most well-known and prestigious companies abroad. Wok Internships are offered in the following sectors:

  • Business and Finance
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • IT & Communications
  • Media and Journalism
  • Governance and Criminal Justice
  • Health and Medicine
  • Education

The Read & Lead program consists of two parts:

  1. Workshops and Seminars: Discussing the logic behind the Read & Lead program idea, Volunteerism – the meaning of volunteering, How to ensure sustainability in the sense of volunteerism and dedication, What are the incentives and barriers of dedication, Personal Excellence.
  2. NGO Visits: The Read & Lead program allows participants the opportunity to examine, through visits and seminars, practical examples of successful non-governmental organizations. They will be given the opportunity to better understand the process of starting and running an NGO as well as learn about the development and growth processes involved. The internship includes visiting numerous NGOs in person, including their facilities, branches, and will be given the chance to participate in some of their events.

* Attendance to the Read & Lead program is limited and candidates who will be able to attend this program will be decided AFTER the interview process.


Transportation and Accommodations

This year FEBA has different policy for airfare tickets. Participants are supposed to buy their own tickets, after completion of the teaching assignment FEBA will reimburse their ticket cost. Participants are also responsible to pay the Administrative Cost of $400 USD (US Dollars). US passport holders will be required to pay a $20 USD visa fee at the airport upon entry into Turkey. Visas are eligible for a total of 90 days.


Participants will be given the choice of flying from one of the following airports (cities):

  1. New York City
  2. Chicago
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Washington DC

Participants will be responsible for arranging all travel to and from these airports, as well as any and all related expenses.


Accommodations will be provided by the educational institution or company/organization of internship.

Due to the fact that housing is provided, participants are required to abide by housing rules:

  • Housing is NOT “co-ed”,
  • Alcohol and smoking are prohibited,
  • There is a “no guest” policy.
Participants will be required to cover all food related costs. However, depending on where they intern/teach, some or all meals may be covered/provided.


Options and Compensation



May 22-23-24, 2014Istanbul Travel   (3 days)
May 26 – June 6, 2014Internship           (2 weeks )
Jun 9 – June 28, 2014Teaching            (3 or 4 weeks)
Jun 30 – July 12, 2014Read & Lead      (2 weeks)


June  4-5-6, 2014Istanbul Travel   (3 days)
Jun 9 – June 28, 2014Teaching            (3 or 4 weeks)
Jun 30 – July 12, 2014Read & Lead      (2 weeks)

* Refer to PROGRAM DETAILS for a detailed description on each program.
**Click on the packet you are interested in for further information.

Compensation for the FEBA Summer programs 2014 is as follows:

Internship: Non paid internship (participants may be offered a stipend directly from their assigned institution on a case-by-case basis at that institution’s discretion)

Read & Lead: program Non paid.

Teach and Travel: $300.00 USD per week


After you submit online application form, please e-mail the following documents to

  • Updated resume/CV
  • Profile picture
  • English teaching certificate (where applicable)

We will review your application and If it has been accepted you will be called for an interview.

If you have any questions about this year’s FEBA Summer Program please feel free to contact us at:

About The Author


The St. Louis Bosnian is an online database of Bosnian community in St. Louis. The purpose is to document and preserve existence of the Bosnian immigrant community in metropolitan St. Louis area. Through published books, articles, interviews, researches, videos, photos as well as speaker series, seminars, workshops and educational classes. We hope to leave the legacy of our community to the future generations.

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