Incoming Exchange Students Visit The Pearls Of Herzegovina

Pursuing the goal of boosting internationalization and student mobility, IUS welcomed 18 exchange students from a number of countries in the spring semester of 2017/2018. In order to make their stay more memorable and to allow them to get-to-know the country where they are planning to stay for the next 5 months, the IUS International Relations Office organized a trip for the students to its southern pearl – Herzegovina. The role of the guide for the trip was generously taken on by Professor Recai Aydin, the Dean of the Faculty of Education.

The students embarked on a one-day tour, making the first stop in Mostar – the capital of Herzegovina region where they visited the unique Old Bridge and took amazing photos. They toured the streets of the picturesque old part of the city and learned about the town’s history. The trip continued to Počitelj,  a small town included in the list of the world's 100 most endangered cultural heritage sites. The students marveled at the works of Islamic art and architecture that includes the citadel, the mosque, the fort and the bell tower. The final destination on the short tour was Blagaj, situated at the spring of river Buna. The students had an opportunity to visit the impressive Dervish house – tekija – a national monument of Ottoman architecture.

We sincerely hope that our incoming exchange students had an eventful journey and would carry illustrious memories from Bosnia and Herzegovina.