Monthly Archives: August 2009

PST Community Training Villages

Saturday: Today we split up into our regional training groups. For the next 10 weeks, we will all be continuing Pre-Service Training (PST) in various villages/small towns less than an hour away from Almaty. This year for the first time, … Continue reading

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Host Babushka

When we arrived in Issyk, my host mother was holding a sign with my name in the very front of the crowd, so I was the first to be paired! She squealed and gave me a huge hug and grin. … Continue reading

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Arrival in Kazakhstan

Hi everyone, I have made it safely to Kazakhstan; sorry for the delay in updating, but I didn’t have internet until now. So much has happened in the last few days that it feels like weeks, but has not passed … Continue reading

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I’m off!

Staging is today in D.C. and then we all board a plane to Almaty, Kazakhstan! Thank you so much for all the well wishes, friendship and support. I’m blessed to know you all and will miss everyone dearly. Keep in … Continue reading

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Good lord, it’s August already

Today it is exactly two weeks until staging in D.C., when all of Peace Corps Kazakhstan’s new ‘generation’ of volunteers get together to fill out our final bits of paperwork, finally meet each other, and receive our new PC passports … Continue reading

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