With its rich history influenced by both the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, Bosnia and Herzegovina offers you the opportunity to rewrite your high school experience amid a diverse mix of cultures. Bosnia is an emerging tourist destination, and you can be one of the first to blaze the trail to this dynamic country. By living with a host family and attending a local high school, you’ll be able to learn the language and experience life as a regular teenager. This is more than just a year abroad; it’s a chance to step outside of your comfort zone and build your own adventure in a fascinating and little-known destination.
Things to know about Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina has three official languages: Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian. That may sound like a lot of vocab to memorize—but don’t worry, once you learn one of these languages, you can basically understand them all. You’ll find that people in Bosnia value honesty and directness. They’re usually very friendly, with a unique brand of unguarded humor.