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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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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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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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A Eulogy to Peace Corps Kazakhstan

I finished my service in Peace Corps Kazakhstan in August 2011 (the posts you have seen since then have all been retroactive), and moved to Kyrgyzstan to work with a development organization. As in KZ, Blogspot and WordPress are still … Continue reading

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Family visit to KZ

07.13.11 (very backlogged) Finally, after two whole years of service in Kazakhstan, my family came to visit me!  This was actually great because they got to meet all of the people who have become so close and important to me … Continue reading

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New Apartment!

May 1 was a milestone occasion for PCVs in our Kaz-21 group…the day we were allowed to move out into our own places!  Thanks to some very sweet ladies at another of our community NGO partners, I found an ideal place … Continue reading

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New Mailing Address!

I’m here safe and sound in Shymkent! Here is my new address for all mail and packages (both English and Russian): Rebecca GongPeace Corps VolunteerP.O. Box 62Shymkent 160000Kazakhstan Rebecca GongКорпус МираА/Я 62Шымкент 160000 Казахстан Keep in touch! More on my … Continue reading

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