Author Archives: Kate

About Kate

24-year-old University of Oregon alum. Extreme moderate. Sports enthusiast, fashionista (but only in my imagination), history buff, foodie, and gypsy. I laugh at everything.

Albania + Facebook = <3

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
I’ve mentioned before how internet-savvy my little southeastern European host country is. Many of my Albanian colleagues and friends and even my students have cell phones with 3G capabilities, there is at least one internet…

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#PoshCorpsProblems

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
Posh Corps (n.): Peace Corps programs that are perceived to be “cushier” than the stereotypical Peace Corps experience, i.e. including accommodations such as running water, plumbing, electricity, internet access, etc. Serving under conditions of hardship.…

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10 (More) Albanian Habits

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
A while ago, my “10 Albanian Habits” post made the internet explode. Well, at least amongst English-speaking Albanians around the world. Never did I expect that a post I wrote so quickly and innocently would…

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My (Literal) 15 Minutes of Fame

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
Last weekend may have been the most bizarre, surreal, exhilarating 48 hours of my life. Giving my speech, “Becoming A Citizen of the World” TEDx Tirana was an incredible experience thanks to lots of hard…

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You Should Go To Macedonia

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
If I’m being honest, I never would have chosen to visit any country in eastern Europe if I hadn’t been assigned to Peace Corps Albania. Like most Americans, when I used to think of eastern…

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It’s The Little Things

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
The most exciting–and sometimes intimidating–thing about my life in Albania is the fact that I wake up every morning not knowing what each day will bring. I can’t ever be sure of when I’ll come…

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Running…For Exercise?!!

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
I’ve mentioned this before, but Albanians in my community find it SO strange that I run around outside and get really tired for fun. People–my neighbors, the shop owners I frequent, my students, small children whom…

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