A Year in Georgia

I’m noticing that many people continue to be directed to my blog through a link on the official Teach and Learn with Georiga blog. Welcome!

For the 2010-2011 academic year I taught English in the village of Korbouli in the Sachkhere region of the Republic of Georgia. I was in the third group of volunteers to arrive in Georiga.

I can honestly saw that Georgia was an unforgettable experience and I am actively planning my future return to Georgia. The first year of the TLG program was a learning experience for all. From friends who remained for a second year it sounds like many good changes have been implemented to address some of the difficulties those of us in the pilot year had to deal with.

So if you are considering going to Georgia to volunteer with TLG, I certainly recommend you do your homework and research as much as possible to be sure that you are up for it. I wholeheartedly recommend it, but know that it is not for everyone.

I am currently teaching this year in the P.R. of China and, for good or ill, decided to continue at my current blog rather than start a new one. So for those who are interested in reading about Georgia, don’t go anywhere! All my Georgian blog entries are still here, you simply need to click back to view previous posts.

To help you access them a little easier, this was my first Georgia-related post and this was my final post, in terms of actual residence in the country. You can also skip to a particular month through the archives menu. Anything from September 2010 through July 2011 will be Georgia related. This doesn’t mean I won’t continue to talk about Georgia in more recent entries.

Searching by categories will also allow you to locate Georgia entries on specific topics. The categories list is on the home page on the side.

If you have any questions about Georgia, I would be happy to try to answer them or might be able to direct you to someone with more information. My email is amy.van.gundy@gmail.com

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