Julia Dowling (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Julia Dowling

Julia Dowling (Bosnian Family – BOSFAM): Julia studied Classical Vocal Performance at Temple University, Irish history at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, and Comparative Colonial History at Smith College. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Smith in 2009. Julia served as Chair of the Smith Student Global AIDS Campaign for three years, educating the student body, advocating to local decision makers, and connecting local HIV+ communities with the campus. Julia has also lived in Durban, South Africa, where she studied Reconciliation and Development with the School for International Training and spent three summers as a participant and program assistant for Global Youth Connect in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the time of her fellowship, Julia was working at Jubilee USA, a network that works for economic justice and debt cancellation for poor countries. After her fellowship Julia wrote: “This fellowship …has broadened my understanding on a personal and professional level of what reconciliation and justice mean… It pushed me to step out of my comfort zone and challenged me intellectually like never before. I would say that these past six months have been the hardest, yet most rewarding period of growth I have ever experienced in my adult life.”

30 Sep

Handicrafts and Dance in Tuzla

What does a Friday look like at BOSFAM in Tuzla?  Last week, we opened our

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Posted Sep 30, 2011

11 Sep

On this Eleventh Day

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade

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Posted Sep 11, 2011

01 Sep

Sretan Bajram! Enjoying Eid the Bosnian Way

This Tuesday, 30 August, was Eid ul-Fitr, otherwise known as Bajram to Bosnian Muslims.  Eid

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Posted Sep 01, 2011

23 Aug

What I Learned From Losing A New Friend

Last weekend my partner in crime, Quinn, flew back to northern California to finish her

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Posted Aug 23, 2011

19 Aug

How to live happily in a challenging environment?

We laugh…. a lot. My entries have become fewer and far between within the last

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Posted Aug 19, 2011

01 Aug

Do You Love My Meat? Adventures in Bosnia’s Language

I have to give credit where credit is due:  not only does David Sedaris accurately

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Posted Aug 01, 2011

23 Jul

Želiš pomfrits s tim? (You Want Fries with That?)

Fast food and war criminals.  These are Bosnia’s two big stories this week.  Sarajevo opened

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Posted Jul 23, 2011

24 Jun

Life and Loss in Bosnia: That is That

How can we ever live with the slaughter of 8,000 men and boys on 11

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Posted Jun 24, 2011

14 Jun

U Tuzli (In Tuzla)

Tuzla, finally! A beautiful and old city that has many stories to tell. The first week in my new home town, and I’ve already been adopted into a Bosnian family full of strong, inspiring women.

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Posted Jun 14, 2011

09 Jun

Welcome to Bosnia!

Landmines, guns, mass graves, and snow – all stereotypes of that elusive and “dangerous” former Yugoslav state. But what does Bosnia really look like? Here’s a chance to see past the war to its dramatic beauty.

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Posted Jun 09, 2011

24 May

Goodbye DC, Zdravo Tuzla

I think it has finally hit me that I’m moving to Bosnia for six months

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Posted May 24, 2011