Invitation received and accepted!

So… wanna know where I’m going? 😀

I was hoping to find a fun YouTube video to introduce it, kind of like the Lions in Kenya one, but I couldn’t. So, there may be lions in Kenya, but there are CAMELS in JORDAN!!

Yes, that’s right, I have officially accepted an invitation to serve as a Teacher Trainer in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, departing October 21, 2011, and returning to the good ol’ USofA on January 10, 2014.

Wait, what?

Yep, that’s right 10/2011 to 01/2014. Crazy, right? SO. FREAKING. EXCITED.


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Tanuki statue, Kyoto, Japan, 3/2010

Invitation in the mail!

… or rather, it will be as of Wednesday morning! 😀

Little checkmark means placement complete, now where’s the mailman?!

So, got this gem the other day, but haven’t gotten an email yet.

Now what?

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Charity Talent Show, Fukui, Japan, 6/2011

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Fertility festival, near Nagoya, Japan, 3/2009

All I know is I’m not going to Colombia.

Just finished my interview. She had given me two options, one of which I’m 99% sure was Colombia (C/SA, October, teacher training, new PC country, must live with host family whole time). But she’s taken it off the table because I wasn’t comfortable living with a host family for the full 2 years. I tried to explain that I know it’s culturally a great idea, but I’ve learned how important privacy is and I’d really like more control over my food. But she said she’s going to take that one out of the running and look at a different October departure as well as a couple January departures for C/SA or Asia. Shall have to go obsessively search those possibilities now. Anyway, she said I should hear in a week or two.