Studying for a semester in Salzburg back in Fall 2012 was not enough to satisfy all of my European travel desires. This summer, I will be living in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This blog will share my experience, internship, day-to-day happenings, exciting travels, and more with my friends and family. I hope you enjoy the story. - Jacob Saffert.
It has been about a month now since I got back to Minnesota from my summer in Bosnia-Herzegovina. I think about the people and places everyday. I miss it all. It was a truly amazing experience for me. I am so lucky to have had that opportunity.
As of now, I am just finishing up my fourth week of work as the Sustainability Fellow at St. John’s. It certainly is a different work environment than at the Eko Centar, but I like my job here too. I have a new apartment too. Once I get around to decorating it, I’ll post a couple of pictures of my Bosnia Corner.
One of my current projects is to create a short video about my summer experience in BiH. I will post that as soon as I finish the editing process.
Until then… Ćao!
Tomorrow is my last day of work at the Eko Centar. It is so hard to believe that. I will be leaving Mostar after this weekend to begin my gradual movement back to the States. I’ll be spending a few days in Croatia, a week in Paris, and one day in Iceland before arriving in Minnesota. Getting ready to leave Mostar is a funny feeling. Thanks to all the people I have met, this city already feels like a home to me after just a couple months. There will be some tough goodbyes for sure.
It’s not all sad, though. I’m leaving one home to return to another. For those of you who don’t know, I will be back at St. John’s for a fifth year. Not as a student this time, but as the university’s sustainability fellow. I am getting more and more excited for that opportunity as the time gets closer. So I have that to look forward to, at least. For now though, I am just trying to enjoy my final days here as much as possible.