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Drinking from the firehose

I have been oriented.

I am now the proud owner of my own overly large, mostly unread, packet of dead tree material in the form of booklets, pamphlets, handouts, PowerPoints and other information dense literature. 581 more words

Foreign Service


Today, we headed to orientation. Fueled by an almond croissant, a cappuccino, and 8 hours of sleep, I tried my best to stay energetic. However, I’m embarrassed to tell you that after orientation I took a 2 hour nap. 190 more words


Where to Eat When in NYC

Congratulations! You’ve made it to NYC, started to unpack, and have had your first few days of new student orientation. What’s next? Finding out where to eat, of course. 930 more words


Third day of orientation week........

Okay.. First of… I’m extremely tired…. and I haven’t even been drinking lots of alcohol, or going to bed insanely late. 

It might be because of all the new things I’ve learned, and seen, the new people and so on.  270 more words

Hello, Ulaanbaatar!

We have been in UB for a week now**. Jet lag seems to be pretty much gone, we haven’t had any major culture shock–yet–and in spite of a few sizable blisters from all of the walking we do every day, we are otherwise doing very well! 717 more words


Finishing Up Orientation, Epic Lunch with LETs, and Scooter Test

Orientation is over!

This week was not very jam-packed since we only had two main things to do: survive our first teaching experience with our LETs, and pass the scooter test to get our licenses. 2,048 more words


How to Teach My Son: A Courtesy Letter to the Preschool World

The countdown has begun. Avengers lunch boxes line the shelves as though in anticipation for the one-boy parade that is my son, my beautiful curl-capped child who does nothing short of controlling the weather in our house. 874 more words