Armenia Essays

I started Peace Corps Armenia as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) volunteer in March 2019, and was there until we were evacuated due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

While I was there, I wrote. A lot.

About learning a language, about culture shock, about what we can learn from each other, and about leaving suddenly and unexpectedly. I changed a lot too, from beginning to end. I hope I can share a bit of what that experience was like with you.

Peace Corps Armenia Essays

Peace Corps Armenia: Pre-departure

Peace Corps Armenia: Pre-departure Part Two

Peace Corps Armenia: Chgitem

Peace Corps Armenia: raw garlic is spicy 

Pre-Service Training Choose Your Own Adventure

Peace Corps Armenia: with dust in my hair

Peace Corps Armenia: lingua humins

Peace Corps Armenia: dancing and lights

Peace Corps Armenia: restart

Peace Corps Armenia: kami

Peace Corps Armenia: narrative arc

Peace Corps Armenia: special everywhere

Peace Corps Armenia: GLOW meghri

Peace Corps Armenia: blink and you’ll miss it

Peace Corps Armenia: andzrev galis e

Peace Corps Armenia: patience 

Peace Corps Armenia: for example

Peace Corps Armenia: like it is

Peace Corps Armenia: how should i say?

Peace Corps Armenia: already winter

Peace Corps Armenia: berlin, dresden, home

Peace Corps Armenia: stories to keep you warm

Peace Corps Armenia: things i thought i knew

Peace Corps Armenia: the bees came back, and we’re waiting

Peace Corps Armenia: Evacuation 

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Mount Ararat, from the road I ran down almost every night.