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US LEARNING EXPERIENCE

WHEN STUDENTS ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THEORY INTO PRACTICE, FUTURES ARE MADE.

INCREASING EMPLOYABILITY

The Jericho Foundation proudly offers a 6 week U.S. learning and professional program for qualified students in their field of study. Still rebuilding from the country's shattering war, young people are looking for employment in a country plagued by 57% unemployment.

 

The program provides students an opportunity to gain the necessary experience to become a competitive applicant in the BiH workforce. In addition to learning the specialized skills of a particular field, transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving are also obtained, fully preparing students to enter the workforce in BiH upon graduation.

100% of our students who have participated in the U.S. program gained employment within six months following graduation. Employers in BiH expressed that the U.S. experience made them the leading candidates. This opportunity expands horizons for future professionals of BiH, further contributing to a brighter future in Bosnia. 

IN YOUR WORKPLACE

US companies have shared having a Jericho student in their workplace creates a more vibrant work environment. A diverse and multicultural workplace breeds new ideas, insights, and ways of doing business. You have the opportunity to learn as much from your international student as they will learn from you! 

"This is something that can change a life.  You don’t get an opportunity to do that every day, and that was a motivation for our company.   They’re going to be leaders in their country and that can change the trajectory of cultures and things."

Jack Michael, AVB Commercial President 

 

"My team has been touched by him.  Having somebody come from the other side of the world and teach us about his culture and also experience the U.S. culture for the first time has been eye-opening, not just for me, but really for my team. They’re never going to unlearn what they have learned about what it’s like to live, work and study in Bosnia."

Jody Meyers, IT Manager, Corporate Information Systems at Bronson Healthcare

Students engage with companies for a 6 week period to enhance their professional skills and learn about our country, culture, business practices, and way of life.

When you host a Jericho scholar, you bring our world closer together.

If your business is interested in hosting a student, contact us!

Office with a View

BE A PART &

HOST A STUDENT

2017 BIH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

OPEN YOUR HOME

During their U.S. learning and professional program, students stay with a local host family for their 6-week stay. The host family plays a large role in offering the student a view of the U.S. by providing a home base during their U.S. stay and immersing them in a variety of activities and experiences.

“It’s pretty cool how exponential the impact is, it’s not just the one person that is with you, or that you are hosting, or that is in the program. It’s their whole family, it’s their whole community. It really feels like Jericho’s goals are achievable. “

- Katherine Wolverton, US host mom

 

Cultural immersion improves language skills, increases understanding of different cultural and community perspectives, and helps to develop self-confidence and a greater understanding of the world around them.  

 

If you are interested in hosting a student at your home, contact us for more information!

Jericho is a faith-based 501(c)(3) charity. Our faith drives our mission to serve youth in BIH. Our programs are designed to promote unity between various ethnic, religious, or socio-economic groups.                                                                             

OUR MISSION

On a mission to restore HOPE in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one child at a time.

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U.S. OFFICE

7170 Beatrice Drive, Suite B Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Jericho@jerichofoundation.org  |  (269) 321-9418

BIH OFFICE

Brace Begic 64 Sarajevo, 71000 - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mirela@jerichofoundation.org