This began as an informal blog about my experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Mostar, BiH from 2013-2014. This blog has no formal connection to the Fulbright Program or its associated programs. Opinions expressed are my personal views.

When I started this blog, I was a professor from Northern Virginia Community College, teaching film and theater. In BiH, I taught American Studies at the University of Mostar, the only Croatian language university in BiH. I have taught English and art history at Arkansas State University-Queretaro, and currently serve as dean of Humanities at Tarrant County College in Texas.

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  1. Good MorningAmy,

    I’ve just found your blog and am enjoying seeing this country through your eyes. I do have one question, what is BiH? I’m sure I just missed it somewhere but since it seems such a big part of your correspondence I wanted to understand.
    I live in Amarillo Texas and have been wanting to visit Croatia since reading a wonderful book about it last year.

    Debbie Leal

    • BiH stands for Bosnia and Herzegovnia, or the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. B= Bosnia. i= and ( in local language) and H= Herzegovnia. Beats writing out the whole name!

      • I mean Herzegovina ….see…BiH is harder to misspell
        The history of these the two areas is complex, and Mostar bears witness to this complex history between the Herzegovinas, and Bosniaks.

  2. Dear Amy,
    I came across your blog because of your comment on my blog 🙂
    I find it very interesting that you are living in Mostar as well at the moment! (I’m a student at UWC Mostar)
    If you want, we can grab a coffee once if you have time!
    Let me know if you would be interested 🙂 (christina.hasenhuettl@uwcim.net)

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