Category Archives: Pre-Departure

Breaking the News

Ever since I got accepted I’ve been breaking the news to family and friends. Explaining what I’m doing and where I’m going was a breeze with friends, and everybody was very supportive of what I did, and asked good questions … Continue reading

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What I Expect

Between reading up on Mark Elliot’s guide to Azerbaijan, current PCV blogs, Peace Corps Wiki, and what little I about Azerbaijan I feel like I’ve crafted a list of expectations of what life is like over there. It’s awfully dangerous … Continue reading

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I’m Not Alone

When I received my invitation the first thing I did (right after I eagerly replied “yes”) was to go on Facebook and find the 2010-2012 Azerbaijan Peace Corps group, only to find nothing. I usually don’t like being the one … Continue reading

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More About Me

I’m glad that my blog has caught the attention of currently stationed Peace Corps volunteers, since they’ve already helped me with trimming down my packing list. I just hope that my blog will catch the attention of current invitees though. … Continue reading

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Packing List

I like to think that I’m good at packing up things, since I had attended college on the East Coast and I studied abroad and lived in China for close to a year. But never before have I had to … Continue reading

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How it all Started

I applied for Peace Corps towards the end of my senior year. In some ways, it was done out of desperation. I was graduating, and I would have nothing to show for it besides a piece of paper. Although I … Continue reading

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