1. Kazakhstan The Lesson's Never Over

    Walking home from a day of teaching, I found myself surrounded by a group of my 7th grade students who were eager to keep practicing their conversation skills.

  2. Moldova Peace Corps Panel for FLEX Participants in Moldova

    Future Leaders Exchange program is a US Government sponsored program which offers the opportunity to spend one academic year in the US studying in an American high school living with an American host family. Recipients of FLEX scholarships are selected by an independent panel of experienced educators in the United States of the basis of merit demonstrated in application materials. (http://www.americancouncils.md/news/279)A group of Peace Corps Volunteers attended the FLEX preparation su...

  3. Moldova GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Seminars in Socola, Soldanesti, Moldova

    GLOW was contacted by the director of the local school in Socola, Soldanesti to come and conduct a seminar on a variety of topics. The first day we worked with the younger women (who ended up returning the second day as well) and the second day we worked with the older women. Our topics ranged from how to plan a seminar and future planning to nutrition, health and self esteem. This seminar has probably been one of the most memorable for me because our host was amazing and opened not ...

  4. Moldova Happy Easter!

    Peresecina, Orhei, Moldova after a delicious Easter Dinner I decided to play on the farm.

  5. Moldova March 2011: Folkloric Competition Orhei

    Hello my name is Emily Getty and I am an Agriculture and Rural Business Development Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova. Moldovan folkloric music is an integral part of the culture here. I not only have the amazing opportunity to attend and watch folkloric competitions in my municipality center (raion or Orhei) but there is also a very talented and active women's folkloric choir in my town called Bastina. My host mom and host work partner are both members and recently I was asked to...

  6. Moldova Folkloric Competition Orhei: Bastina

    This is the video of the local Folkloric group competition in the municipality center of Orhei. This video is of the Folkloric Group, Bastina from my village and their performance at the competition. The word Bastina (Bah-shti-na) means motherland or homeland.

  7. Moldova Caruta Ride

    After completing one day of our weekend seminar in Socola, Soldanesti our host offered to take us up to "the hill" where her farm is. She then informed us we would be taking a Caruta or horse and cart to our destination. We were overjoyed with the opportunity to take our first caruta ride in Moldova!!!

  8. Moldova Team Xtreme in Rezina, Moldova

    While visiting my friend in Rezina, Moldova we were invited to attend a seminar/performance at one of the local high schools. This was a REALLY great organization that works throughout the world to spread the positive messages of love, tolerance, patience and kindness through Xtreme sports. It really had an impact on the young men in the audience that is for sure!!! The man who organized the competition asked me to translate for them but instead we asked one of my friend's best stude...

  9. Moldova Bird Brain

    Today, March 14, 2011 a bird flew into my office and stayed for about an hour flying back and forth between the agricultural pamphlets and the plant that sits over my partner's desk. My partner just laughed at me when I stood in the corner and waited for him to leave. When he finally flew out she called after him "Mai intrati" meaning... "Come again!"

  10. Moldova Transporation in Moldova: Riding and elevator

    Transportation can be quirky and creepy here in Moldova. One of the scariest parts of Moldovan transportation infrastructure is the Elevator or Lift. Enjoy our ride from the 1st to the 14th floor.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.