I'm going to share a quick funny story that happened today. I must first though explain that Thursday we did not have school because it was St. Andrew's Day. On Friday, I also did not have school due to my changed schedule resulting from not working with one teacher anymore. This means that I had [...]
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 Quest for a Marshutka Proof Bag
Marshutkas are crowed, smelly mini buses. They are the standard form of transportation in every city and between cities here in Georgia. The great thing about them is that they are cheap and easily spotted. The bad thing about them is they are excruciatingly uncomfortable. You get smashed against the windows, or worse two strangers. [...]
I first want to mention that I spent last weekend in Zugdidi with some other TLG volunteers. The volunteers in this city were hosting a Karaoke Night for the schools in Japan to help rebuild from the earthquakes. There were many volunteers that showed up. Together we raised over 300 GEL! We had some drinks [...]
An End and a Beginning
My troubles with the Difficult Teacher are over. On Monday, this teacher once again randomly decided to have me to an entire lesson on my own. She has increasingly surprising me with lessons for a couple of weeks now. I have no problem ad-libbing a lesson everyone once and a while. Doing it on a [...]
A Growing Bookshelf
If you know me personally, you know that I have a severe love obsession with books. The first thing I fretted over when packing for my first year of college was how many books I could fit into our tiny car. Half of my belongings packed up before I left for Georgia was just books. [...]