posted January 12, 2018

Open Call for The Summer Diaspora Business Trip 2018 (13-27 July)

Open Call for Participants

 Macedonia2025 Summer Diaspora Business Trip 2018


13-27 July

Are you a recent college graduate or a young professional of Macedonian origin?

Would you like to visit your country of origin and get acquainted with many like-minded Macedonians who are eager to meet and network with you?

Would you like to spend two weeks interning at a prominent Macedonian company and discover many new career and business opportunities?

If your answers to these questions are YES, then you fit the profile of the perfect candidate. Don’t let this summer be like every other. Be bold, trust your intuition and challenge yourself! Apply for the chance to be part of an unforgettable FREE summer experience – The Summer Diaspora Business Trip 2018!

COME BACK to Macedonia! Learn, advance, network and take everything you need out of this experience, so one day you can GIVE BACK to the country as an ambassador, investor or donor. 

We want to encourage young Macedonians from around the world to rekindle their connection with the country and to map out and find our future ambassadors and enthusiasts that are ready to give back to Macedonia! Participants will also have the possibility to add to the development of their careers and explore the opportunities for doing business. This program is an example how Macedonia2025, Macedonian companies and institutions can provide the young people with opportunities and help pave the way for professional and personal development.

The chairman of Summer Diaspora Business Trip is the CEO/MB of Alkaloid AD Skopje (a leading pharmaceutical company in South-Eastern Europe from Macedonia) and Macedonia2025 Board Member Zhivko Mukaetov.


The Summer Diaspora Business Trip includes:

  • Two-week internship at a renowned Macedonian company or organization;
  • Visits to several cities, notable archeological sites, popular historic locations and festivals throughout Macedonia;
  • Networking activities which will provide solid ground for future cooperation between participants and Macedonian companies
  • Possibility to discover Macedonian cuisine, customs and culture;
  • Opportunity to spend a unique, unforgetabble and enriching summer experience.


Costs and Accommodation:

Macedonia2025 will cover the full cost of accommodation during the two-week business trip.

All other costs need to be covered by the participant.


Travel Grants:

PLEASE NOTE: Macedonia2025 provides travel grants for selected candidates: 

Travel grants available:

  • North America, Australia & Asia applicants – $500 per person;
  • Europe applicants- $150 per person;
  • Regional applicants- $50 per person.


Application Process:


Our Visionary Founder Mr. John Bitove Sr. once said - "We will receive as long as we give from the bottom of our hearts." This Summer Diaspora Business Trip is the ultimate opportunity to do this.

If you recognize our motto and are ready to give back to Macedonia, don’t hesitate to apply! We’re waiting for your applications.

For any additional information, please contact


More information:

Recap from the trip in 2017

Recap from the trip in 2016

Testimonials from the trip in 2016  (More to come soon)