What I Learned in the Republic of Georgia | Serena Piper

At the end of August, I left my safe nest in Oregon and flew abroad, for the first time, to the Republic of Georgia to teach English in a small village school just outside Telavi. I was one of a group of 60 volunteers accepted into a government-sponsored program the country started only three years ago in an attempt to boost its place in the world, gain acceptance into the EU, and strengthen interpersonal relationships with other English-speaking countries.

Although I spent an immense amount of time studying the country and solo travel before heading over there, it would be an understatement to say I was unprepared for the trip. Then again, I don't think any amount of extra research c