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All, The print edition of 27 de Luni is now available through Blurb! http://blur.by/1DRzCwc Cheers, Jeremy W-B  

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In terms of my Peace Corps service in Romania, there are two categories that I feel are relevant when I consider my final thoughts before leaving; what I have learned and what I will miss.  The former covers a myriad of new soft skills that I might not have developed if it weren’t for biting […]

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Shortly after completing our weeklong GLOW and TOBE youth development summer camps, it occurred to me that I had never actually taken a vacation in Romania.  Not a proper one anyway.  Sure, I’ve toured around the country plenty, but usually acting as camp counselor or American tour guide.  With over ten camps completed and eight […]

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During our Close of Service conference in March, we were told not to be surprised that, if upon returning State-side, some people view our Peace Corps service as one long vacation.  The unofficial agency tag-line of “the toughest job you’ll ever love” rings very true with me as I look back on our 28 months […]

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First, I’d like to say ‘Thank you’ to all of you who donated to our Peace Corps Partnership Program fundraiser for this year’s Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) and Teaching Our Boys Excellence (TOBE) youth development summer camps in Romania.  We absolutely could not have done this without your support and we are all very […]

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Since our group of Peace Corps Volunteers will be the last for Romania, a major topic of conversation for us pertains to our “Legacy.”  What will we, as individual volunteers, leave behind?  What will Peace Corps Romania, as an institution, leave behind?  There are tangible things like books, other educational materials and marshmallows; and, of […]

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Our Peace Corps Country Director is understandably a big fan of Habitat for Humanity.  She worked on builds with the organization during her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer and then later found employment there, finishing her six years with Habitat as a Director of Volunteer Engagement.  As our Country Director in Romania, she collaborated […]

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Last year I participated in a project called “Trees for Peace” or, in Romanian, “Pomi pentru Pace.”  The premise was to plant one tree for each of the 22 years Peace Corps had served in Romania since the fall of communism.  This project was carried out in ten communities throughout Romania including mine, Valea Călugărească, […]

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Please ‘like’, share and help support one of the most impactful programs Peace Corps Romania offers; GLOW/TOBE Youth Development Camps. This will be our last set of summer camps before Peace Corps departs Romania, so please help us to develop their future leaders. Your contribution will provide food and lodging for 70 Romanian girls and […]

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One of Peace Corps Romania’s more active organizations is our Gender and Development (GAD) committee.  The group is run by Peace Corps Volunteers and Host Country Nationals and, as the title would suggest, its mission is to promote gender equality in the social and economic development processes of Romania.  As the GAD website explains, the […]

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