Izvor Foundation "The source for a more beautiful life" is a non-profit NGO established in June 2010 for the purpose of providing educational and cultural opportunities for the citizens of Sarajevo and their families. We value the emphasis that Sarajevo has always given to the arts and education and desire to be a part of encouraging and rebuilding this tradition. 


Our programs consist of the following: 

  • English classes - conversation groups and 1on1 tutoring
  • Kids Corner - an interactive and creative English course for children ages 5-11
  • Story Time - a fun and interactive course using Bosnian and English books for children ages 3-5 and their parents
  • Cooking classes - learn tasty, simple recipes from all over the world
  • Card-making classes - learn to make your own greeting cards
  • Concerts
  • Art exhibits
  • Film Seminar - a 4-day seminar for high school students led by Sarajevan professionals with more than 30 years of combined film-making experience
  • Thanksgiving and Winter Fest - our opportunity to share some of the best parts of American culture with the Sarajevo community


The majority of Izvor’s staff are Americans who have been living in Sarajevo and/or Bosnia-Herzegovina for several years and are fluent in the local language. Throughout the year, we also have teams and interns who come to assist with our programs on a short-term basis. This is especially beneficial in our language courses as it gives our students the opportunity to listen to and speak with native speakers of English. 


Though we are a non-profit organization, we do charge minimal fees for some of our courses to assist us in covering our operational costs. However, scholarships are available for those who are not able to afford these fees. We desire for our clients to have the opportunity to enrich their lives through the arts and education in a warm and enjoyable environment. Our hope is that everyone who enters our space will feel welcome and will leave feeling better than when they arrived. We hope you’ll visit us soon at Izvor Center!

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