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NGO Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan

Peace Corps Language Materials

Live Lingua, founded by a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, has brought all of the incredible Peace Corps language training materials for free to the public on the web. The founder, Ray Blakney, asked me to pass it on through this … Continue reading

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To the Border and Back

My internship at MCC this summer has been really incredible so far. First of all, my job description has followed the Terms of Reference to a tee (when does that ever happen?!). It is exactly what I wanted for the … Continue reading

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Weekend in Zanzibar

Last weekend, a group of friends and I went to explore Tanzania’s famous semi-autonomous region: the beautiful island of Zanzibar. A brief background and history: As early as the 1st century AD, Zanzibar was a trading post between Africa, Arabia … Continue reading

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POTUS visit to Tanzania!

So, as I was gearing up for this summer internship, I was told that a “VIP visitor” would be coming and that embassy resources/cars/etc. would consequently be usurped. Turns out, that VIP visitor is POTUS (that is, President of the … Continue reading

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Travel Guide – Shymkent/SKO

Apologies for the blast from the past (unrelated to my current whereabouts!), but I realized I had written this up long ago and never posted it. South Kazakhstan Oblast (SKO) has something for every traveler — mountains and rivers, untouched … Continue reading

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Summer Internship – Millennium Challenge Corporation, Tanzania

Friends, colleagues and other interested parties — I’ve recently wrapped up a fantastic, hectic, grueling, enriching, and truly life-changing first year at the Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. I will be starting the second year of … Continue reading

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Graduate School for International Development

I realize I have neglected the blog for far too long — such is the life of a graduate student! One might think that going to grad school would present more free time when compared to a work schedule, but … Continue reading

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