The Balkan Institute for Experiential Education (BIEE) is a community of social scientific scholars and policy practitioners founded in 2018 and based in Belgrade, Serbia. The BIEE is a response to the demands of international students for deeper immersion in the politics, history, and society of the Balkans in global context. We also aspire to offer Balkan students a modern approach to social science studies. Last, but not least, we hope to give an opportunity to both international and local students to meet, learn from each other, and foster long-lasting connections.
The core mission of Balkan Institute for Experiential Education is to harmonize teaching, studying, academic research, and public policy. In this respect, available courses stress a sense of individual and social responsibility through critical thinking, analyzing, and debating contemporary social issues connecting global and Balkan politics. It includes immersive learning and simulations, as well as guest lectures, site visits, and opportunities for professional development.
Our courses can be roughly divided in two camps: general courses (such as “Introduction to Comparative Politics”) and Balkan focused courses (such as “Civil Society and Political Culture in South-Eastern Europe”). However, our general courses will also involve reflections on relevant case-studies from the Balkans, thus offering students an opportunity for cross-regional comparisons. All courses listed below are 3 credit courses.
Students will be accommodated in a variety of apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments in wider downtown of Belgrade.
Each student will have a separate bedroom.
In two- and three-bedroom apartments bathrooms are usually shared.
A letter of interest indicating student’s academic background, courses student would like to take at BIEE, and any specific topic of student’s interest in the Balkans should be sent to: [email protected]