Lessons in History Are Paying the Rent in Sarajevo
The gig is up. With few opportunities for work, the youth of Bosnia and Herzegovina have turned to teaching foreigners about their country’s rich history, OZY reports. While the small Balkan country has the world’s highest youth unemployment rate at 55.5 percent, foreign tourism has increased by more than 20 percent in the last three years. That’s led to a boom in young tour guides, with potentially hundreds — the majority unlicensed — operating in Sarajevo alone.
But will it keep them home? The country’s working-age population has declined by 4 percent in two years due to economic migration.