'm long overdue for an update here. Once I arrived in the US after my week long journey filled with miscommunications and cultural frustrations, I wasn't really in the right mind set to post on what the readjustment has been like. So, a month later I'm finally writing this. There are days where Georgia seems [...]
Category: Teach & Learn with Georgia 2011
I volunteered as an English teacher in the Republic of Georgia from January to July in 2011 through the program Teach and Learn with Georgia. I met some of the most amazing and generous people I have ever been graced with knowing. Through the language barriers and different educational philosophies I learned more about myself and what I hoped to create in this world. Georgia is a beautiful country filled with mountains, beaches, historical churches and monuments, delicious food, and lovely wine. Originally, I blogged about these adventures elsewhere but have migrated all old posts and pictures here. If you have any questions about the experience or traveling to Georgia, please feel free to ask!
I could not recommend traveling to and living in Georgia enough. It was truly one of the best experiences of my life.
The Never Ending Ticket
From my last post you might be thinking that I'm on my way back to the states. Sadly, you would be terribly wrong. Getting your ticket from a Georgian travel agency is like trying to solve non-linear equations with your 8th grade math book. The basic skills should theoretically help you at least gain a [...]
The Cliche Good-bye Post
Independence Day Protests
So, one more post today about something that is making the news here and in the US. Thursday was Georgia's Independence Day from Russia. Most of my neighbors had supras long into the night or celebrated with family. Many major cities like Tbilisi and Batumi had protests run by the Opposition. They hoped to oust [...]
Sunshine and Sneezes
Whew! It has been a very busy month. The end of the school year is approaching. This means students are, surprise surprise, even crazier than they have been the last five months. Teachers are working on preparing students for final exams. Classes are going on excursions now that the weather is nice. And, of course, [...]