This has been a busy week. My mother and her best friend came in to visit. Consequently, I’ve become a bit of a tour guide. It has taken me out of my regular schedule, but I’ve loved getting to see my mom, and show her a little bit of what my life is like here in Korea. I may even get around to updating my Flickr gallery one of these days.
But the real reason for this post is to discuss yet ANOTHER option for my time after I leave Korea. It feels a bit anxious to find some great new thing and then put all this effort into researching it when any decision on the matter is at least a year away and depends on a bunch of different factors, yet having so many options that are each in their own way valid and important is comforting because it ensures a good choice.
Here is the newest thing:
12 weeks in Latin America. The link will take you to the main page of Global Crossroad, an organization that coordinates internships and volunteer programs all over the world. I originally thought about looking into one of the Asian programs as preparation for grad school (The Portland State program is Asia focused). But then I saw the page about volunteering in South America and getting free Spanish language instruction! I love free language classes. It’s a huge part of how I’m learning Korean! And Spanish does havea soft spot in my heart. I would love to get back to really studying it. In 12 weeks, I really think I could learn an awful lot.. and participate in a worthwhile volunteer project (at an orphanage, in sustainable development, local business, etc).
When I leave Korea (probably in August of 2008) I will be ready for another adventure before I would (theoretically) enter my Master’s program. I could spend at least 12 weeks in either Argentia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, or Peru! Exciting!
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