The U.S. Peace Corps invited invited me last year to serve a 27-month commitment in the country of Georgia, with training to begin 15 April 2016 and in an assignment starting July 8th.
There will be 40 volunteers in my G16 group (the 16th group sent to Georgia), 25 of which will be English teachers and 15 Individual and Organizational Development volunteers (IODs). They also refer to an IOD as a non-profit advisor.
The Peace Corps Georgia program began in 2001 and has had a total of nearly 660 volunteers so far, not including our group. There are 111 volunteers in Georgia now. The country is about the size of West Virginia with a population of 4.5 million and annual GDP of $14,374 billion.
I plan to post here with some regularity about my experiences and perspectives on the work and to a degree on personal encounters and reflections. Let me know what you respond to, or not, about what you see in the blog.
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