It’s been a while since, I’ve been to camp.(In fact I think the last time I went to camp I was 13).
I went to the language refresher hosted by the Peace Corps….
It’s basically a 4 day camp that allows volunteers to ‘refresh’ their knowledge of Russian.
You can take classes– that range from learning how to talk about HIV/AIDs topics in Russian to discussing films or reading product labels in Russian (all very helpful & useful stuff!).
You also have the chance to take cultural lessons like dance, jewelry making, or Easter egg-painting. I took a class and made a very sad-looking doll!
Really it’s just like camp. Even complete with the mystery meat and messy bunk-room conditions.
I am not sure how much my Russian actually improved in 4 days but, if nothing else it was fun to see other volunteers.
Feel supported and have a little fun… and collect some free hugs
I also had the opportunity to meet some volunteers in my future region– who have nothing but nice things to say about our regional manager.
Let’s just say I get more hopeful and get more excited each day!
For more information on the Peace Corps:Click Here.