John Deever's Peace Corps Ukraine Page

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John Deever's Peace Corps Ukraine Page

John Deever's Peace Corps Ukraine Page

I served in the Peace Corps in Ukraine from 1993 to 1995 teaching English in a town a hundred kilometers or so west of Kiev.

My Writing

You're welcome to read a draft of the brief introduction to my book about serving in Ukraine, titled On the Heavy Side of the World: My Journey nto the Heart of Ukraine, soon to be published.

My short essay, "To Peel Potatoes," received the 1996 Peace Corps experience Award from Returned Peace Corps Writers and Readers magazine, and was used in recent training materials to prepare prospective volunteers. The essay has been published in "Peace Corps: The Great Adventure," a book that also contains writing by Jimmy Carter,
Madeleine Albright, and many volunteers who served all over the world. To get a free copy, call the Peace Corps at 1-800-424-8580.

Other Peace Corps Ukraine sites

Kathleen Ivchenko's Page excellently tells (and shows) what it means to volunteer to teach in Ukraine. She liked living and working there so much she married a Ukrainian man! Wedding pictures included.
Hippocrene Guide to Ukraine has updated travel and cultural information.
The "Official" Peace Corps Home Page has a nice map showing where volunteers lived. Also displays at great length the Country Director's resume!

To see some pages posted by Peace Corps Volunteers who served in other countries of eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union, visit:


Best Ukraine Links

Pictures of present-day, real-live Ukrainian people seem to be few and far between on the Web. Check out:

4.or for a lengthy exhibition of excellent photographs of Ukraine.

Explore the links below for in-depth information about Ukraine.

See for great travel photos and more
See The Tryzub site, created by Ukrainian Americans
See for a comprehensive site posted by Ukrainian Canadians, including information on Ukraine's 1932-33 famine artificially created by Stalin.
See the Ukraine FAQ Plus website is also home to the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
See Kyiv Photo Gallery
See Ukraine's Yellow Pages has links to organizations and companies in Ukraine.
See Children of Chornobyl foundation
See scientific investigation and many images of Chornobyl.
See U.S. Embassy site with information for Americans who want to visit.

Maps of Ukraine

See the Ukrainian Map Server, the great big detailed map or a good basic map with links to others.

Also, don't miss out on Taras Shevchenko -- the greatest poet of Ukraine!

Go to my friend Lisa's Homepage

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Updated July 16, 1998.

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