October 7, 2005: Headlines: COS - Kazakstan: Kazinform: Peace Corps has two programs in Kazakstan

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Peace Corps has two programs in Kazakstan

Peace Corps has two programs in Kazakstan

“Our volunteers are not the members of the US government. They are ordinary citizens of America. Neither do they have diplomatic immunity nor any other privileges. This year 8 our volunteers created families with the citizens of Kazakhstan and decided to stay here”, Peace Corps Director said.

Peace Corps has two programs in Kazakstan

Almaty oblast NGO meet with the US Peace Corps volunteers


KAZINFORM. /Kamilla Omarova/ - “We will be present in Kazakhstan as long as we are needed here and the Government of Kazakhstan allows us to”, USA Peace Corps Director Chris Besh said at the seminar with NGO members of Almaty oblast yesterday in Taldykorgan. As informed by Chris Besh, about 80 volunteers of the Peace Corps are working in all oblasts of Kazakhstan except for Atyrau region.

“Americans become volunteers because they are moved by the idea of service to other people. The age level of the volunteers working in Kazakhstan is between 22 and 75 and all of them have university diplomas”, she said.

In Kazakhstan this organization is realizing two programs – The English Language Education and Assistance to the Development of State and Nongovernmental Organizations. The Agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan the Peace Corps was signed in 1992. The first group of US volunteers arrived in Kazakhstan in 1993. More than 700 volunteers rendered support to Kazakhstanis since that time.

“Our volunteers are not the members of the US government. They are ordinary citizens of America. Neither do they have diplomatic immunity nor any other privileges. This year 8 our volunteers created families with the citizens of Kazakhstan and decided to stay here”, Peace Corps Director said.

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By Yelena Nicolaevna Zabortseva ( on Saturday, May 06, 2006 - 1:03 am: Edit Post


Dear representatives of the US Peace Corps,

Dear Ms. Anderson,

I have remarkable associations with this name-the CTC, Texas International Program Director had been not only lecturing, but also guidelineing our educational process in the College, her sincere kind-hearted approach to us also made my studyings there unforgettable, and inspired me to some extend to continue my applications for even PhD applications previously.

I have been truly glad to see the announcement in the newspaper, probably, the first for the long period of time. I decided it has sense to write to you in case you would have new opening vacancies in the future.

Several years ago I had been enormously happy to be offered a position within US Peace Corps, not only due to my personal experience of conducing work in KIMEP and in this respect with USAID, targeted towards progressive democratic development of our Republic, but also in the memories of US Charitable American Medical Mission Prime Care in Kazakhstan, I started to work in as an interpreter in Almaty and in the kazakh suburb Karatyrik..

I had graduated from MGIMO, Moscow now, have master’s degree in international political relations.
While attending there the course of the US Embassy Diplomat “US Strategy” I had discussed the case of Peace Corps activity in Central Asia- I still remember my true regrets of the number of US Peace Corps branches’ withdrawal within the Republic /

With the true sincere respect,
Zabortseva, Yelena Nicolaevna.

Attaching my letter of motivation.

While searching for the possibility to realize my internal aspirations, that would change the perception of the employment not as of the work, but necessary part of live(as I trluly realized for myself even during the period of my work with the Charity Medical Mission in Almaty’ suburbs), and the ability to contribute to the true progressive democratic development of the society, I decided to express my motivation towards possible joining your environment.

My first specialization is in international economics. In 2000 I have graduated from Kazakh State Academy of Management, department International Economic Relations(defended the diploma project in English on the issue of “The Development of International Economic Relations: Moving towards Globalization”). During my first internship I had been working at KISI(Kazakhstani Institute for Strategic Research) “Economic Security” Department.

I have received master's degree in international affairs from the leading university in the sphere of international affairs in the Russian Federation -MGIMO, World Politics Program in 2005.
My master’s dissertation work, entitled ” The UN Role and Specifics in the Process of Contemporary International Political Conflicts Resolution”, had touched upon several challenging issues, including the role of other international, regional organizations, leading state powers in the process of conflict resolution. During my last internship I conducted my work in the RFUNA Department with the MGIMO cooperation.
This summer I had valuable possibility to attend and to pass successfully CEU, Budapest intensive research course “Global Governance, Globalization and International Relations theory”.
I studied previously at CTC, USA, had won a scholarship, which was based on merit, and was a member of International Student Association.
I participated in the number of UN Conferences, dedicated to the Human Rights’ issue, as well as in other international conferences and forums. I would be delighted to send you the letters of reference and recommendations on my behalf.
I have three published articles, devoted to international conflict resolution, cooperation and the problems of higher education in the sphere of Public Affairs.
I have not got very long track of professional experience, but, nevertheless, have worked in research, academic and practical spheres in the number of CIS states.
The most recent experience of mine had the emphasis of concentration on the academic sphere (I had been working as the lecturer of the courses: International Investments; Political Theories of International Relations).
I have professional experience in the number of other spheres, including work I conducted on administrative positions, and participation in such Forums, as the Eurasian Economic Summit of WEF.
In 1997 and 1998 I worked as assistant in charge of visas and communication to KIMEP Executive Director (Kazakhstan Institute of Economics and Strategic Research under the President of Kazakhstan/ USAID, TASIS, and UK Know How Fund represented the institution at that time). In that capacity I had a wide range of responsibilities, including: accomplishing of the visas/invitations procedure for the foreign professors and administration, translating KIMEP Director’s correspondence, program brochures, interpreting at the meetings of the Board of Trustees. I had also some experience in writing financial proposal for the research center development there.

Now I have been looking forward for the important and necessary opportunity to implement completely all of my knowledge, enthusiasm and, besides, practical multicultural experience.
My professional academic and practical experience, as well as the academic educational background, is outlined in the CV profile attached.

May, 2006.
Yelena Nicolaevna Zabortseva.

master of Arts in international affairs.


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