Message Center for Turkmenistan RPCVs

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By Eliane Stefango on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 1:56 pm: Edit Post

Hi! I am a volunteer for an exchange student program called Center for Cultural Interchange. I place exchange students. I have a student from Turkmenistan to place in a host family around Chicago, IL. Last year a PCV family hosted a girl from Turkmenistan and enjoyed their experience. They suggested I place a note here so other PCVs can folow suit. The students speak English, are part of a scholarship program called FLEX, funded by the American government. Let me know if you want more information about hosting. Please call me at 630 784-4825.

By Leah Thompson ( - on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 5:26 pm: Edit Post

I work for The International Rescue Committee in Washington D.C. and we are expecting a refugee family from Turkmenistan next week, July 14, 2004. We are looking for people interested in volunteering as cultural mentors, English teachers, translators or donation coordinators. If you are interested please call Leah Thompson at (202) 822-0043 ext. 29.

By kim reynolds on Thursday, June 06, 2002 - 6:26 pm: Edit Post

I am considering going to Turkmenistan for a Peace Corps assignment but know nothing about the country. I would appreciate any information I could get.

By grace karam ( - on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 9:59 am: Edit Post

Why is there no pvc director in Turkmenistan -for the last 6 months....Why are pcv's not being paid...Why send young minds to help others without support or guidance?

By Jennifer Simon ( - on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 - 10:52 pm: Edit Post

Good questions; To the first--it seems no one is willing to accept the director position for longer than 3 months. I am quite sure the PCVs are continuing to receive their living stipends....
In response to your third question, I lamented over this question thousands of times in the 7 months I spent as a PCV in Turkmenistan and am still asking it now. If I may ask, what is your connection to the subject? I check this list every so often, but am usually disappointed that there are no discussions. As an early terminee, I feel a degree of guilt for leaving, but I left committed to doing in the U.S. for Turkmenistan what I felt I could not while I was there. Keeping up a conversation on current events there, I feel, is part of if you know others interested in Turkmenistan, please encourage them to post here as well.

By Toni Jensen ( - on Monday, June 12, 2006 - 11:51 pm: Edit Post

I have JUST received an invitation to serve in Turkmenistan, not the country I wanted! Anyone who's been there recently on theTEFL Project, please contact me and tell me what's to like about the country!! I REALLY do want to like it, but I have already seen too much already about the heat, the flies, the bad host families, etc. I'll check this site daily.

By Anonymous ( on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 6:15 pm: Edit Post

The last director was medivaced because he had cancer. We should be getting a new director in by July 4th.

By Caren Demdam ( on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:06 am: Edit Post

Does anyone have the contact info of any of the supervisors in Ashgabat (like Rahman or Mehri)? Or does anyone know if there is a volunteer in Tejen City, Ahal Velayat? I'm trying to get a hold of my local supervisor when I was there from 2002-2004.

By Marion Kozub ( on Friday, July 24, 2009 - 10:59 pm: Edit Post

Jadira from Turkmenistan is an exchange student with World Heritage FLEX program & has volunteered in the Peace Corps in her home country. She is in need of a host family in America for the 09/10 school year.Please call if you would be willing to share your home & country . For more info, please call Marion 1-866-939-4111

By sethglassel ( on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 11:42 pm: Edit Post

MY name is Seth Glassel can anybody tell me what's its like camping in Turkmenistan are there mosquitoes everywhere in the country how low is the humidity level

By sethglassel ( on Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 5:09 pm: Edit Post

MY name is Seth Glassel can anybody tell me what's its like camping in Turkmenistan are there mosquitoes everywhere in the country how low is the humidity level because l would like to visit TUrkmenistan

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