February 23, 2003 - Personal Web Page: Kelly Collins' Moldova Peace Corps Web Site

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Kelly Collins' Moldova Peace Corps Web Site

Kelly Collins' Moldova Peace Corps Web Site

Buna Ziua

and welcome to

Moldova 9 !

A web site dedicated to the 9th group of

Peace Corps volunteers sent to Moldova

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in Plop

Thanks for stopping by our site!

My name is Kelly Collins, and I was a Peace Corps Trainee (PCT) in Moldova with the M9s (the 9th group in Moldova). My original goal was to create and maintain a personal website so my friends and family could keep in touch with me during my tour, but obviously, things have changed. (See Kelly's Coming Home Letter)

Now my goal is three-fold:

1) To help further Peace Corps' goal of introducing a new culture to Americans

2) To help other M9s keep in touch with their friends and family, and

3) To provide accurate "real life" information to anyone who is considering Peace Corps service. Consider this the "Real World Moldova" site, if you will.

There are some important things for you to understand as you journey through this site. Each of the individual stories are, for the most part, unedited and are stories these volunteers have chosen to tell. They are not comprehensive studies into the life of a volunteer, but are more like thumbnail prints of isolated moments in the life of a volunteer. From personal experience, I know life moves too fast and too much happens in the course of a day for a volunteer to write everything down. Some days are great, some days are bad, and most have their ups and downs throughout the course of a day. Much of what we receive from a volunteer depends on extraneous variables, such as how many times their bus breaks down trying to get to the Internet Cafe, how much mud they had to wade through to get to their bus, etc. So, if a person had to walk 8 miles in the mud and cold and only has a few minutes online, we can expect to receive a not-so-glowing report on Moldova!

We are including mini-biographies on our contributing volunteers so you'll have an idea of their personal backgrounds before becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV). The experiences and perceptions of a PCV are greatly impacted by their values, goals, education, and upbringing before they actually started service. As you can see, there is no one "Peace Corps profile." Volunteers come in all shapes, sizes, ages, values, and beliefs. Peace Corps celebrates diversity and welcomes all physically and emotionally healthy (and I use those terms loosely!) prospective volunteers. So, if you've EVER thought about becoming a PCV, I encourage you to take the leap and start the application process now! (Click here to go to the PC website.)

Finally, I must give a BIG thanks to my good friend, Elaine Tucker, for all the technical help and creative ideas concerning our website. This is truly her baby and it would not have happened but for her! Please feel free to email her and tell her how great she is! (Contact Elaine)

Peace and love,


Kelly's Bio:

Age: 33

Birthplace: Savannah, GA

Hometown: Maryville, MO

Current Residence: Leawood, KS

Major/Education level: BS in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University;

JD from University of Kansas

Why I chose to become a PCV:

This page was last updated on: October 20, 2002


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(email to Kelly)

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