Nicole Slezak

Nicole Slezak (Kosovo Women’s Network): Nicole received her BA in communication studies and political science from the University of California, Los Angeles In 2007. During this time she studied abroad in the Czech Republic on a National Security Education Program scholarship. At the time of her fellowship, Nicole was studying for a Master’s Degree in Security Studies with a focus on International Security at Georgetown University.



First Day in Prishtina

05 Jun

Jet-lagged and entirely out of my wits, I arrived at the office of the Kosova Women’s Network to meet Nicole and the other girls who work there. Nicole and I walked around for a bit, enjoyed a Machiatto and then had dinner at a restaurant called Tiffany–where they cook authentic Kosovar cuisine and use only ingredients from Kosovo. I then got settled in my apartment and met my roommates. They are interesting women–Rema is a doctor and her cousin, Ganijmet, is a television reporter for RTV21 (a news station in Kosovo that was started by two Albanian women). I asked Ganijmet about her position at RTV21 and told her that I am also interested in journalism–she told me that she would take me there and give me a tour. After heading to bed with crazy, earth-shattering thunderstorms and no power, I woke up to the imam calling followers to morning prayer–at 4 am. Unfortunately I am still very jet-lagged. This fact was further upheld when I woke up once again–this time at 4pm.

The View of Prishtina from My Bedroom Window
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Posted By Nicole Slezak

Posted Jun 5th, 2007

2 Comments

  • Debbie

    June 5, 2008

     

    Nicole: I am happy you are settled and learning about the cultural aspects of the region. Also, the fact you are waking by the Imam’s calls, perhaps you will be reminded to call home. I am glad to hear you are making contacts for your interests in journalism. I did not see the pict. of Prishtina. Take care and prayers are with you. xoxo

  • Kevin

    June 6, 2008

     

    Where’s the view of the city from your bedroom? You forgot to attach it.

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