“Two Americans, one Australian, and two Canadians – five students of proud Macedonian heritage – are spending three incredible weeks in our homeland, Macedonia, through the fourth annual Birthright Macedonia program. During their first weekend, they visited the Kale Fortress, the grave of Macedonian independence revolutionary Goce Delchev, the Old Bazaar, and Canyon Matka.

Kristina Blazevska, Alexander Bouneff, Emilija Dimitrievski, Vanessa Owen, and Evan Simoff started their experience on June 29, 2018 and will be in Macedonia till July 20, 2018.

The five students are residing with host families, and will spend weekends touring Macedonia, including places like Lake Ohrid and Galichnik where they will attend the famous Macedonian wedding festival. Mondays to Fridays are devoted to internships; this year’s students have been placed in the office of the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov; the Skopje General Hospital “September 8th;” Taskforce BPO; and the renowned Zan Mitrev Clinic.” (United Macedonian Diaspora)