My Last Day in Costesti and a Birthday Celebration

This past Wednesday we had our final HUB site day- where we talked about Peace Corps policies, the emergency evacuation plan, and monitoring and reporting. After, we spent our last evening with our PST host families and, of course, we also packed. After 10 weeks of training, in which we were given over 10 books … Continue reading My Last Day in Costesti and a Birthday Celebration

Life Lately 6/26/16

This week was another busy week of language and technical training!  I think this week was the hardest in terms of language that we've had so far.  We learned a LOT of new vocabulary, grammar, and such, and it was hard to get our brains to remember it all. Here's what we covered in language … Continue reading Life Lately 6/26/16

My Walk to Training

During PST (pre-service training), we have language and technical class six days a week.  In general, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays we meet for class at a local high school (we meet together with the other programs at the hub site in Chisinau on Thursdays).  Costeşti is a big town, so although all … Continue reading My Walk to Training

Some Facts About Costești (My Temporary Home)

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have moved in with my host family in the town of Costeşti, with is southwest of Chisinau.  On Tuesday, we went to the "hub" site in Chisinau.  There, our language instructors taught us a bit more about Costeşti. Costeşti has a population of over 12,000 people.  This … Continue reading Some Facts About Costești (My Temporary Home)