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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.
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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.  
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===General Information About Albania===
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==Peace Corps News==
[http://www.answers.com/Albania http://www.answers.com/Albania ]<br>
 
This site has a map and general information about Albania and its history.
 
  
[http://www.countrywatch.com/ http://www.countrywatch.com/]<br>
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Current events relating to Peace Corps are also available by [[News | country of service]] or [[News by state|your home state]]
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 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations]<br>
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''The following is automatic RSS feed of Peace Corps news for this country.''<br><rss title=on desc=off>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&scoring=n&q=%22peace+corps%22+%22marshall+islands%22&output=rss|charset=UTF-8|short|date=M d</rss>
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.
 
  
[http://www.state.gov http://www.state.gov]<br>
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==See also==
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.
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* [[Volunteers who served in Marshall Islands]]
  
[http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/al.html http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/al.html]<br>
 
Provides general and statistical information on Albania.
 
  
[http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm]<br>
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[[Category:Marshall Islands]] [[Category:The Pacific Islands]]
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.
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[[Category:Country]]
 
 
[http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm]<br>
 
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 http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp ]<br>
 
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.
 
 
 
[http://www.worldinformation.com http://www.worldinformation.com]<br>
 
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 http://www.rpcv.org]<br>
 
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[http://www.rpcvwebring.org http://www.rpcvwebring.org]<br>
 
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 http://www.peacecorpswriters.org]<br>
 
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/ http://peacecorpsonline.org/]<br>
 
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 http://www.president.al]<br>
 
Albanian government site about the President of Albania in both English and Albanian (Shqip)
 
 
 
[http://www.balkanweb.com http://www.balkanweb.com]<br>
 
News about different countries in the Balkan region, including Albania. In Albanian.
 
 
 
[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/albania.htm http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/albania.htm]<br>
 
Provides links to online newspapers covering Albania
 
 
 
[http://www.oneworld.net/section/indepth http://www.oneworld.net/section/indepth]<br>
 
Provides links to news about Albania
 
 
 
[http://www.einnews.com/albania http://www.einnews.com/albania]<br>
 
Geopolitical news service covering over 263 countries; includes online news feed about Albania.
 
 
[http://reenic.utexas.edu/reenic/countries/albania.html http://reenic.utexas.edu/reenic/countries/albania.html]<br>
 
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 http://www.shqiperia.com]<br>
 
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 http://www.usaid.gov/regions/europe_eurasia/countries/al/index.html]<br>
 
Information about the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development in Albania.
 
 
 
[http://www.undp.org.al http://www.undp.org.al]<br>
 
The United Nations Development Programme in Albania
 
 
 
[http://www.ebrd.com http://www.ebrd.com]<br>
 
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
 
 
 
[http://www.rec.org http://www.rec.org]<br>
 
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
 
 
 
[http://www.soros.org http://www.soros.org]<br>
 
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[http://www.unesco.org http://www.unesco.org]<br>
 
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
 
 
 
[http://www.iom.int http://www.iom.int]<br>
 
International Organization for Migration
 
 
 
[http://www.worldbank.org http://www.worldbank.org]<br>
 
World Bank
 
 
 
===Information and Travel===
 
[http://www.albanian.com/information/countries/albania/index.html http://www.albanian.com/information/countries/albania/index.html]<br>
 
Contains information about Albania and useful links.
 
 
 
[http://www.escapeartist.com/albania/albania.html http://www.escapeartist.com/albania/albania.html]<br>
 
Contains useful travel information and links to other sites, both in and out of Albania.
 
 
 
[http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g294445-Alba http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g294445-Alba]<br>
 
Primarily for travelers, but some interesting information in the “Albanian Forums” section.
 
 
===Albanian Language===
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanian_language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albanian_language] <br>
 
Contains information about the language, including its history and alphabet. The proverbs section is particularly interesting.
 
 
 
[http://learn-albanian.com/ http://learn-albanian.com] <br>
 
Online classes with live teachers Learn Albanian before traveling to Albania.
 
 
 
[http://travlang.com/languages/ http://travlang.com/languages/] <br>
 
Site has words you can listen to and practice pronunciation prior to training.
 
 
 
[http://www.shqiperia.com/fjalori.php http://www.shqiperia.com/fjalori.php]<br>
 
Online Dictionary (Albanian-English and English–Albanian)
 
 
 
[http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/learn-albanian.asp http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/learn-albanian.asp ]<br>
 
Pimsleur language tapes for sale (may be cheaper at other venues (e.g., eBay)
 
 
 
[http://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps-albanian-course.php Peace Corps Albanian Course ]<br>
 
Language and cultural orientation material made by the U.S. Peace Corps for voluteers.
 
 
 
===Recommended Books===
 
# Biberaj, Elez. Albania in Transition: the Rocky Road to Democracy. (Nations of the World Series). Boulder:  Westview Press, 1998 (hardback), 1999 (paperback).
 
# Biberaj, Elez. Albania: A Socialist Maverick. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990.
 
# Carver, Robert. The Accursed Mountains: Journeys in Albania. London: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2000 (paperback).
 
# Durham, Edith. High Albania: A Victorian Traveller’s Balkan Odyssey. London: Phoenix Press, 2000 (paperback).
 
# Fonseca, Isabel. Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey. New York: Vintage Books, 1996 (paperback).
 
# Glenny, Misha. The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, 1804-1999. New York: Penguin, 2000 (paperback).
 
# Jones, Lloyd. Biografi: An Albanian Quest. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.
 
# Kadare, Ismail. Albanian Spring. London: Saqi Books, 2001 (paperback).
 
# Kaplan, Robert. Balkan Ghosts: A Journey through History. New York: Picador Press, 2005 (paperback). 
 
# Karklins, Rasma. The System Made Me Do It: Corruption in Post-Communist Societies. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2005.
 
# Olsen, Neil and Rhodri Jones. Albania (Oxfam Country Profile Series). London: Oxfam Publishing, 2000 (paperback).
 
# Pettifer, James. Blue Guide: Albania and Kosovo. New York: A. & C. Black, Ltd., 2001 (paperback).
 
# Schwandner-Sievers, Stephanie and Bernd Jurgen Fischer. Albanian Identities: Myth and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002 (paperback).
 
# Vickers, Miranda. The Albanians: A Modern History (revised edition). London: I. B. Tauris, 2001 (paperback).
 
# Vickers, Miranda, and James Pettifer. Albania: From Anarchy to Balkan Identity. New York: New York University Press, 2000 (paperback).
 
# West, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia. New York: Penguin Books, 1995 (paperback).
 
# Wilkes, John. The Illyrians (Peoples of Europe Series). Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1995 (paperback).
 
 
 
===Books About the History of the Peace Corps===
 
# Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
 
# Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
 
# Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.
 
 
 
===Books on the Volunteer Experience===
 
# Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
 
# Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
 
# Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY:  Picador, 2003.
 
# Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze.  New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
 
# Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.) From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
 
# Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
 
 
 
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Revision as of 12:20, 13 October 2010

Sector Assignment Beg. Yr End. Yr
Business Business Advising 1984 1984
Education English Teacher 1988 1994
Home Economics 1993 1993
Industrial Arts 1989 1994
Phys. Ed/Youth Wk 1985 1985
Prim-Ed/Teach Trn 1992 1995
Secondary-Ed Sci. 1988 1991
Voc. Trainer 1993 1993
Health Disease Control 1985 1987
Health Extension 1986 1989
Home Econ/Ext. 1994 1994
Hygiene Ed/Sanitation 1986 1990
Other Unique Skill 1995 1995
Youth and Community Development Commun. Serv/Deg. 1984 1989
Rural Youth Dev. 1987 1987

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