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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Albania and to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees.
  
This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Ecuador]] and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight restriction on baggage. If you are buying luggage, we recommended that you consider the easy-to-carry variety rather than hard suitcases. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Ecuador, including custom-made clothing.  
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A note of caution: As you surf these sites, be aware that you will find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to give opinions and advice based on their own experiences. The opinions expressed are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government. You may find opinions of people who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. As you read these comments, we hope you will keep in mind that the Peace Corps is not for everyone, and no two people experience their service in the same way.  
  
Since you may live in chilly mountains, the hot and humid coast or jungle, or a more temperate transition zone, this can only be a general guide.  
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===General Information About Albania===
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[http://www.answers.com/Albania http://www.answers.com/Albania ]<br>
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This site has a map and general information about Albania and its history.  
  
===General Clothing===
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[http://www.countrywatch.com/ http://www.countrywatch.com/]<br>
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On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Tirana to how to convert from the dollar to the lek. Just click on Albania and go from there.
  
* One or two pairs of nice pants
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[http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations]<br>
* One to four pairs of heavy work pants or jeans (ag and habitat conservation Volunteers usually need more and rural public health and youth and families Volunteers usually need less)
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Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.
* Six T-shirts or short-sleeved polo shirts (T-shirts are readily available in Ecuador unless you need something larger than XL)
 
* One or two dress up outfits
 
* Two or three long-sleeved or turtleneck shirts
 
* Two to four (or more) pairs of shorts (not too short)
 
* 12 pairs of cotton underwear
 
* One or two pairs of long underwear or other clothes to layer
 
* 12 pairs of good-quality socks
 
* Two or three pairs (or more) of heavy wool socks
 
* Two or three sweaters (you can also buy them locally) or a fleeces
 
* Two (or more)sweatshirts
 
* Two pairs of sweatpants (or leggings or warm tights for women)
 
* One heavy jacket
 
* One waterproof windbreaker or poncho
 
* One pair of heavy work gloves
 
* One bathrobe or long T-shirt (useful when sharing a bathroom with a host family)
 
* One or two bathing suits
 
* One or two sun hats, visors, or caps with a bill (the sun is very strong in Ecuador)
 
* Bandanas
 
  
===For Women===
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[http://www.state.gov http://www.state.gov]<br>
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The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Albania and learn more about its social and political history.
  
* Six or more bras (available locally, but not good quality)
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[http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/al.html http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/al.html]<br>
* One or two nice dresses or modest sundresses (read above)
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Provides general and statistical information on Albania.
  
===For Men===
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[http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm]<br>
* One sport coat (read above)
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This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.
* One or two neckties
 
  
===Shoes===
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[http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm]<br>
(remember that it is difficult to find shoe sizes over 10)
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This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information. Each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.
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[http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp ]<br>
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This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.
  
* Two pairs of tennis or running shoes
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[http://www.worldinformation.com http://www.worldinformation.com]<br>
* One pair of good-quality work boots, if you are in the agriculture or habitat conservation programs
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This site provides an additional source of current and historical information for 228 countries.
* One or two pairs of dress shoes
 
* One pair of flip-flops (for showers or wearing around the house), sandals (easily purchased locally), or Tevas
 
* One pair of rain/mud boots (you can get these here)
 
  
===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===
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===Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees===  
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[http://www.rpcv.org http://www.rpcv.org]<br>
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This is the site <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/SpScT<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important;  background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia</span>] of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local Volunteer activities.
  
* Shampoo and other toiletries are readily available in Ecuador, but if you use special brands, bring a supply with you
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[http://www.rpcvwebring.org http://www.rpcvwebring.org]<br>
* Hand sanitizer
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This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.  
* Contact lens solutions and extra cases and travel bottles, if you wear contacts (available in larger cities, but a little more expensive than in the United States)
 
* Skin So Soft by Avon (some people use it as a bug repellent)
 
* Tampons (extremely expensive in Ecuador)
 
* Makeup (U.S. brands are expensive here)
 
  
===Kitchen===
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[http://www.peacecorpswriters.org http://www.peacecorpswriters.org]<br>
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This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers.  It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts of their Peace Corps service.
  
Most of the following items can be bought in Quito, but they will cost more than they do in the United States and may be of lesser quality. Dishes, eating utensils, and spices can be found locally at reasonable prices. You will receive a cookbook during training.  
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[http://peacecorpsonline.org/ http://peacecorpsonline.org/]<br>
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This site is billed an independent news forum serving returned Volunteers. It has links to Albania returned Volunteer groups.  
  
* General cookbook and favorite recipes
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===Current News Sites/Online Articles About Albania===
* Water bottle (Nalgene is recommended)
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[http://www.president.al http://www.president.al]<br>
* Small steamer basket
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Albanian government site about the President of Albania in both English and Albanian (Shqip)  
* Nonstick frying pan (if you require the best quality)
 
* Sharp kitchen knife
 
* Paring knife
 
* Garlic press
 
* Plastic storage bags
 
* Spices (except lemon pepper) are available locally
 
  
===Miscellaneous===
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[http://www.balkanweb.com http://www.balkanweb.com]<br>
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News about different countries in the Balkan region, including Albania. In Albanian.
  
* Two pairs sheets (full size is recommended) and pillowcases (available locally—prices vary according to quality)
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[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/albania.htm http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/albania.htm]<br>
* Towels (available locally—prices vary according to quality)
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Provides links to online newspapers covering Albania
* Film (expensive locally)
 
* Portable music player
 
* Charger and rechargeable batteries
 
* Sunglasses (with UV protection-IMPORTANT)
 
*      Laptop computer (very useful for projects and communicating)
 
* Collapsible umbrella (available locally)
 
* Combination lock
 
* Wide colored markers and other art supplies (available locally, but expensive)
 
* Decorations for your room or apartment (e.g., posters, maps, and postcards of your hometown)
 
* Favorite books and “how to” books with illustrations (Many Volunteers teach English formally or informally so “Ingles Para Dummies” or other related is a good resource)
 
* Flea collars, if you plan to have a pet
 
* Equipment for hobbies, such as sewing patterns (expensive and hard to find in Ecuador) and musical instruments (you can buy a good handmade guitar in Ecuador)
 
* Favorite games, Frisbee, Nerf footballs, etc.  
 
* Knapsack or day pack (IMPORTANT)
 
* Medium-size backpack or duffel bag for weekend travel (available locally, but expensive)
 
* Photos of family and friends (IMPORTANT)
 
* Pillow, if you have a favorite one
 
* Pocket calculator, if you will need it for your work
 
* Sleeping bag (useful if you plan to travel a lot)
 
* Small flashlight (a headlamp is better)
 
* Small pocket calendar or daily planner (available locally)
 
* Shortwave radio
 
* Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool
 
* Travel alarm and watch (nothing flashy or expensive)
 
* Small tool kit (available locally, but expensive so only bring if you would normally use one)
 
* U.S. stamps (to send letters with staff or Volunteers traveling to the United States)
 
  
Remember, after training you will have to get all of your luggage to your site by yourself and only a few of you will live in big cities with good public transportation. So if you bring it, you will have to carry it! Big suitcases with wheels don’t work too well on dirt or gravel roads. There will also be many Volunteers completing their two years of service about the time you begin your service, so they will have many items to sell.
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[http://www.oneworld.net/section/indepth http://www.oneworld.net/section/indepth]<br>
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Provides links to news about Albania
  
[[Category:Ecuador]]
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[http://www.einnews.com/albania http://www.einnews.com/albania]<br>
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Geopolitical news service covering over 263 countries; includes online news feed about Albania.
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[http://reenic.utexas.edu/reenic/countries/albania.html http://reenic.utexas.edu/reenic/countries/albania.html]<br>
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Site of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. Lots of information about Albania and links.
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[http://www.shqiperia.com http://www.shqiperia.com]<br>
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Contains information on Albanian culture, art, current events, news, history, trading, and food. Includes an extensive photo album with pictures from all over Albania. Site is in Albanian.
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===International Development Sites About Albania===
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[http://www.usaid.gov/regions/europe_eurasia/countries/al/index.html http://www.usaid.gov/regions/europe_eurasia/countries/al/index.html]<br>
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Information about the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Albania.
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[http://www.undp.org.al http://www.undp.org.al]<br>
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The United Nations Development Programme in Albania
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[http://www.ebrd.com http://www.ebrd.com]<br>
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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[http://www.rec.org http://www.rec.org]<br>
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Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
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[http://www.soros.org http://www.soros.org]<br>
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The Open Society Institute is <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/SpScT<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important;  background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia</span>] a private operating and grantmaking foundation that serves as the hub of the Soros foundations network, a group of autonomous foundations and organizations in more than 50 countries.
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[http://www.unesco.org http://www.unesco.org]<br>
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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[http://www.iom.int http://www.iom.int]<br>
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International Organization for Migration
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[http://www.worldbank.org http://www.worldbank.org]<br>
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World Bank
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===Information and Travel===
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[http://www.albanian.com/information/countries/albania/index.html http://www.albanian.com/information/countries/albania/index.html]<br>
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Contains information about Albania and useful links.
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[http://www.escapeartist.com/albania/albania.html http://www.escapeartist.com/albania/albania.html]<br>
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Contains useful travel information and links to other sites, both in and out of Albania.
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[http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g294445-Alba http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g294445-Alba]<br>
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Primarily for travelers, but some interesting information in the “Albanian Forums” section.
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===Albanian Language===
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanian_language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanian_language] <br>
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Contains information about the language, including its history and alphabet. The proverbs section is particularly interesting.
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[http://learn-albanian.com/ http://learn-albanian.com] <br>
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Online classes with live teachers Learn Albanian before traveling to Albania.
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[http://travlang.com/languages/ http://travlang.com/languages/] <br>
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Site has words you can listen to and practice pronunciation prior to training.
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[http://www.shqiperia.com/fjalori.php http://www.shqiperia.com/fjalori.php]<br>
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Online Dictionary (Albanian-English and English–Albanian)
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[http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/learn-albanian.asp http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/learn-albanian.asp ]<br>
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Pimsleur language tapes for sale (may be cheaper at other venues (e.g., eBay)
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[http://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps-albanian-course.php Peace Corps Albanian Course ]<br>
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Language and cultural orientation material made by the U.S. Peace Corps for voluteers.
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===Recommended Books===
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# Biberaj, Elez. Albania in Transition: the Rocky Road to Democracy. (Nations of the World Series). Boulder:  Westview Press, 1998 (hardback), 1999 (paperback).
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# Biberaj, Elez. Albania: A Socialist Maverick. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990.
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# Carver, Robert. The Accursed Mountains: Journeys in Albania. London: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2000 (paperback).
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# Durham, Edith. High Albania: A Victorian Traveller’s Balkan Odyssey. London: Phoenix Press, 2000 (paperback).
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# Fonseca, Isabel. Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey. New York: Vintage Books, 1996 (paperback).
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# Glenny, Misha. The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, 1804-1999. New York: Penguin, 2000 (paperback).
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# Jones, Lloyd. Biografi: An Albanian Quest. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.
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# Kadare, Ismail. Albanian Spring. London: Saqi Books, 2001 (paperback).
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# Kaplan, Robert. Balkan Ghosts: A Journey through History. New York: Picador Press, 2005 (paperback). 
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# Karklins, Rasma. The System Made Me Do It: Corruption in Post-Communist Societies. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2005.
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# Olsen, Neil and Rhodri Jones. Albania (Oxfam Country Profile Series). London: Oxfam Publishing, 2000 (paperback).
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# Pettifer, James. Blue Guide: Albania and Kosovo. New York: A. & C. Black, Ltd., 2001 (paperback).
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# Schwandner-Sievers, Stephanie and Bernd Jurgen Fischer. Albanian Identities: Myth and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002 (paperback).
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# Vickers, Miranda. The Albanians: A Modern History (revised edition). London: I. B. Tauris, 2001 (paperback).
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# Vickers, Miranda, and James Pettifer. Albania: From Anarchy to Balkan Identity. New York: New York University Press, 2000 (paperback).
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# West, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia. New York: Penguin Books, 1995 (paperback).
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# Wilkes, John. The Illyrians (Peoples of Europe Series). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1995 (paperback).
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===Books About the History of the Peace Corps===
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# Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
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# Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
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# Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.
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===Books on the Volunteer Experience===
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# Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
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# Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
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# Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY:  Picador, 2003.
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# Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze.  New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
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# Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.) From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
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# Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
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[[Category:Albania]]

Latest revision as of 12:16, 23 August 2016

Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Albania and to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees.

A note of caution: As you surf these sites, be aware that you will find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to give opinions and advice based on their own experiences. The opinions expressed are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government. You may find opinions of people who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. As you read these comments, we hope you will keep in mind that the Peace Corps is not for everyone, and no two people experience their service in the same way.

General Information About Albania

http://www.answers.com/Albania
This site has a map and general information about Albania and its history.

http://www.countrywatch.com/
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Tirana to how to convert from the dollar to the lek. Just click on Albania and go from there.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.

http://www.state.gov
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Albania and learn more about its social and political history.

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/al.html
Provides general and statistical information on Albania.

http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.

http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm
This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information. Each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.

http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.

http://www.worldinformation.com
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information for 228 countries.

Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees

http://www.rpcv.org
This is the site century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local Volunteer activities.

http://www.rpcvwebring.org
This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.

http://www.peacecorpswriters.org
This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts of their Peace Corps service.

http://peacecorpsonline.org/
This site is billed an independent news forum serving returned Volunteers. It has links to Albania returned Volunteer groups.

Current News Sites/Online Articles About Albania

http://www.president.al
Albanian government site about the President of Albania in both English and Albanian (Shqip)

http://www.balkanweb.com
News about different countries in the Balkan region, including Albania. In Albanian.

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/albania.htm
Provides links to online newspapers covering Albania

http://www.oneworld.net/section/indepth
Provides links to news about Albania

http://www.einnews.com/albania
Geopolitical news service covering over 263 countries; includes online news feed about Albania.

http://reenic.utexas.edu/reenic/countries/albania.html
Site of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. Lots of information about Albania and links.

http://www.shqiperia.com
Contains information on Albanian culture, art, current events, news, history, trading, and food. Includes an extensive photo album with pictures from all over Albania. Site is in Albanian.

International Development Sites About Albania

http://www.usaid.gov/regions/europe_eurasia/countries/al/index.html
Information about the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Albania.

http://www.undp.org.al
The United Nations Development Programme in Albania

http://www.ebrd.com
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

http://www.rec.org
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

http://www.soros.org
The Open Society Institute is century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia a private operating and grantmaking foundation that serves as the hub of the Soros foundations network, a group of autonomous foundations and organizations in more than 50 countries.

http://www.unesco.org
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

http://www.iom.int
International Organization for Migration

http://www.worldbank.org
World Bank

Information and Travel

http://www.albanian.com/information/countries/albania/index.html
Contains information about Albania and useful links.

http://www.escapeartist.com/albania/albania.html
Contains useful travel information and links to other sites, both in and out of Albania.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g294445-Alba
Primarily for travelers, but some interesting information in the “Albanian Forums” section.

Albanian Language

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanian_language
Contains information about the language, including its history and alphabet. The proverbs section is particularly interesting.

http://learn-albanian.com
Online classes with live teachers Learn Albanian before traveling to Albania.

http://travlang.com/languages/
Site has words you can listen to and practice pronunciation prior to training.

http://www.shqiperia.com/fjalori.php
Online Dictionary (Albanian-English and English–Albanian)

http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/learn-albanian.asp
Pimsleur language tapes for sale (may be cheaper at other venues (e.g., eBay)

Peace Corps Albanian Course
Language and cultural orientation material made by the U.S. Peace Corps for voluteers.

Recommended Books

  1. Biberaj, Elez. Albania in Transition: the Rocky Road to Democracy. (Nations of the World Series). Boulder: Westview Press, 1998 (hardback), 1999 (paperback).
  2. Biberaj, Elez. Albania: A Socialist Maverick. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990.
  3. Carver, Robert. The Accursed Mountains: Journeys in Albania. London: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2000 (paperback).
  4. Durham, Edith. High Albania: A Victorian Traveller’s Balkan Odyssey. London: Phoenix Press, 2000 (paperback).
  5. Fonseca, Isabel. Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey. New York: Vintage Books, 1996 (paperback).
  6. Glenny, Misha. The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, 1804-1999. New York: Penguin, 2000 (paperback).
  7. Jones, Lloyd. Biografi: An Albanian Quest. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.
  8. Kadare, Ismail. Albanian Spring. London: Saqi Books, 2001 (paperback).
  9. Kaplan, Robert. Balkan Ghosts: A Journey through History. New York: Picador Press, 2005 (paperback).
  10. Karklins, Rasma. The System Made Me Do It: Corruption in Post-Communist Societies. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2005.
  11. Olsen, Neil and Rhodri Jones. Albania (Oxfam Country Profile Series). London: Oxfam Publishing, 2000 (paperback).
  12. Pettifer, James. Blue Guide: Albania and Kosovo. New York: A. & C. Black, Ltd., 2001 (paperback).
  13. Schwandner-Sievers, Stephanie and Bernd Jurgen Fischer. Albanian Identities: Myth and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002 (paperback).
  14. Vickers, Miranda. The Albanians: A Modern History (revised edition). London: I. B. Tauris, 2001 (paperback).
  15. Vickers, Miranda, and James Pettifer. Albania: From Anarchy to Balkan Identity. New York: New York University Press, 2000 (paperback).
  16. West, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia. New York: Penguin Books, 1995 (paperback).
  17. Wilkes, John. The Illyrians (Peoples of Europe Series). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1995 (paperback).

Books About the History of the Peace Corps

  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

Books on the Volunteer Experience

  1. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Picador, 2003.
  4. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
  5. Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.) From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  6. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).