4.24.08 - 4.24.08
welcome to my very first blog!! well it's almost time!! i'm leaving for vietnam this sunday evening! i'm flying out of detroit to san francisco... then on to taipei... then to hanoi... and finally to da nang (only 30 hours later)! luckily i have a good day to get some rest before the morning of may 1st on which it all begins. in da nang, we have a day-long orientation w/ all of the vietnam volunteers and then travel to our respective placements. i'll be in tam ky (a little ways south of da nang and much smaller) where i'll be volunteering in various orphanages and get the chance to care for the children, plus help teach a couple conversational english classes. i'm living in a house with about 10 other volunteers, a diverse group made up of people from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. although some stay for months, i'll only be staying for a month and will be home june 1st. please keep visiting my blog, i promise i'll try to keep friends/family back home updated!
and if you want to learn a little more about the Global Volunteer Network, the program i'm volunteering through, then you should visit their site... http://www.volunteer.org.nz/ -- i'm pretty sure i get a $350 gift card to the program and would love to donate it to someone else who might be interested in doing a similar program through GVN in the near future!! think about it!!