Category Archives: Peace Corps

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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A Day in the Life of A Peace Corps Volunteer

A Day in the Life of A Peace Corps Volunteer.

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10 (Unorthodox) Travel Tips From My First Vacation Abroad

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
My travel crew: Danielle, Mary, and Megan! After my first nine months of Peace Corps service, I was ready to venture out of Albania for the first time, especially after hearing accounts from other Volunteers…

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