Mr. Taylor's work will vary in Sarajevo, but his main task will be developing computer software programs to help the Muslim government track public health statistics. He works from the government's public health office.
Recently, he worked with three doctors from the World Health Organization to collect nutritional information from war refugees and enter it into a computer for analysis.
Mr. Taylor began learning to speak the Bosnian language, Serbo-Croatian, when he became friends with Miss Zecevic.
He has a grasp of the language and is building his vocabulary by reading the dictionary. He said he tries to learn as many as 20 new words each day.
He spends much of his time at the government health office, a 10-minute walk from his apartment, because the building has power more often than the apartment. The city has a 10 p.m. curfew.
Mr. Taylor is paid for his work with food. Recently, he received a can of beef, two cans of tuna, flour and sugar.
He said he has been surprised by how nice residents have been.
"People are just astonishingly friendly -- even to me as a foreigner, especially because of what my government has done.
"Sarajevo is a very beautiful city. It's a wonderful city, in spite of the war," he said.