Spring 2015

Anlan Cheney completed her undergraduate degree in Communications for Oklahoma Wesleyan University while studying with SIT Balkans. She wrote her Independent Study Project (ISPJ) in Journalism on sport as a political platform in Serbia-Kosovo relations, and the article was published by VICE Serbia.  In the summer of 2015, Anlan spent three months interning for the Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships (TLP-SP) in Prishtina, Kosovo, a USAID project implemented by World Learning.

She is currently a Master’s candidate at the University of Belgrade and looks forward to exploring more about peacebuilding in the context of culture, politics, and security.

Nick Dye is a current senior at Colorado College finishing up a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Journalism. He is running his fourth consecutive year on his college’s cross country team, as well as serving his third year on the college’s newspaper as the music editor. While studying in Belgrade with SIT, Nick completed an independent study in journalism on mass youth unemployment and migration in Serbia. After his experience abroad, Nick spent two and a half months interning at Ceisler Media and Policy Advocacy, a public relations firm in Philadelphia. He will be spending his senior year completing his tutorial in American Politics and capstone in Journalism as well as preparing to graduate and entering job market.

Rachel Brustein is a senior sociology major at Goucher College in Baltimore. She participated in the journalism track of the SIT Balkans program in Spring 2015, and did her ISPJ about Dah Theatre, an alternative activist theatre group in Belgrade. This past September, Rachel had the opportunity to see Dah Theatre perform in her hometown of Chicago and reconnect with the group. Rachel is co-Editor-in-Chief of her college’s newspaper, The Quindecim.

Malia Guyer-Stevens is a senior at Bennington College, where she studies linguistic anthropology and documentary photography. Her ISPJ was on Kosovo-Serbs living in collective centers around Belgrade. While in the Balkans she became interested in the split-up of the Serbo-Croatian language, and is writing her senior thesis on Bosnian language’s social and political role in Bosnia and Herzegovina.