MSYP Virtual

Monday 22 June – Saturday 11 July 2020

Dates: Monday 22 June – Saturday 11 July 2020

Times: (approx.) 13.00-18:00 CEST Monday-Friday. Closing ceremony 13.00-15:00 on final Saturday. Optional virtual events and trips on the first and second Saturdays and various virtual evening social events throughout the program.

Virtual venue: Primarily Zoom, a video conferencing platform.


What will MSYP Virtual look like?

MSYP Virtual will be a one-of-a-kind, immersive summer education program delivered by a group of passionate and experienced volunteers from Mostar and around the world. As a participant at MSYP Virtual, you can expect:

  • Access to high-quality courses and workshops led by experienced academics and professionals from around the world
  • Daily emails containing video updates from our teachers and an overview of the day’s activities
  • A first week of taster seminars and skill-building activities
  • The chance to select from a wide range of courses to follow during weeks 2 and 3
  • An interactive website space for course resources, including daily lesson videos
  • Fun, virtual social events and trips


Who can participate in MSYP?

MSYP is free and open to young people aged 14-19. Places at MSYP are initially prioritised for applicants based in Mostar and the surrounding area. Whilst many staff members are fluent in both BCS and English, the program is taught in English, taking a language ‘immersion’ approach in order to help participants gain confidence in their use of English language.


Why is MSYP taking place virtually this summer?

Having carefully considered the potential implications of the ongoing COVID-19 global health crisis for staff and participants’ wellbeing and safety, we have made the decision to hold MSYP virtually this summer. We have therefore planned an exciting and innovative virtual version of MSYP, with lots of additional features made possible by holding the program online. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will resume in-person programming in Mostar.



The MSYP curriculum aims to leave participants more confident in each of the following areas: speaking English, critical thinking, creative thinking, leadership, teamwork, multicultural understanding, engagement in the community. Taught courses this year will cover the following subject areas: 

  • Art history
  • Chemistry
  • Critical theory 
  • Economics
  • Human rights
  • International politics
  • Logic and argument
  • Media and journalism
  • Urban studies
  • Psychology 


Extra-curricular schedule

MSYP includes a diverse extra-curricular program designed with participant interests and learning needs in mind, which always includes a number of stimulating talks/workshops and other engaging activities led by organisations and professionals from a range of backgrounds. This year, these will cover:

  • Virtual city tours
  • Youth activism
  • Visual arts
  • Ethics and algorithms
  • Documentary film-making
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Media literacy
  • A social entrepreneurship challenge day
  • Local and international politics
  • Team-building


MSYP staff

All courses at MSYP are taught by a volunteer team of experienced academics and professionals from all over BiH and the world. A wider management team plans and ensures the smooth running of the program.

MSYP’s staff team this year will include:

  • Maia Alberts
  • Mirza Bečević
  • Becca Brady
  • Kaja Colin Bojer
  • Mia Helene Engeskaug
  • Ajla Košpo
  • Dario Lončarević
  • Emina Mehić
  • Nena Močnik
  • Freya Nowell
  • Kseniia Petrova
  • Adela Ramović
  • Elizabeth Shores
  • Igor Stipić
  • Sylvie Vidan Gallagher