American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange
Orientations include a pre-departure orientation, a post-arrival orientation, a parents orientation, a U.S. host family orientation, a mid-program orientation and a closure and re-entry orientation. These orientations deal with issues such as skills for dealing with a new culture, returning home, and alumni programming.
The A-SMYLE program offers participants hands-on training in leadership skills. Program activities expose students to models of leadership and offer discussions of leadership issues.
A-SMYLE students participate in non-academic activities outside of the school setting. This includes reaching out to the community to teach Americans about Serbia or Montenegro, doing community service projects, and learning about citizen participation in government and in dealing with community problems. These enhancement activities are designed to provide students with the opportunity for community and public service. They promote an understanding of the role of volunteering in America.