List of resources for Georgia

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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Georgia and to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Please keep in mind that although we try to make sure all these links are active and current, we cannot guarantee it.

A note of caution: As you surf the Internet, be aware that you may find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to express opinions about the Peace Corps based on their own experiences, including comments by those who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. These opinions are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government, and we hope you will keep in mind that no two people experience their service in the same way.

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[edit] General Information About Georgia

http://www.countrywatch.com/
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Tbilisi to how to convert from the dollar to the lari. Just click on Georgia and go from there.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.

http://www.state.gov
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Georgia and learn more about its social and political history.

http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.

http://www.geography.about.com/science/geography/library/maps/blindex.htm
This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information, and each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.

http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation3/menu/advanced.asp
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.

http://www.worldinformation.com
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries around the world.

[edit] Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees

http://www.clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/peacecorps
This Yahoo site hosts a bulletin board where prospective Volunteers and returned Volunteers can communicate together.

http://www.rpcv.org
This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local Volunteer activities.

http://www.rpcvwebring.org
This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.

http://www.peacecorpswriters.org
This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts of their Peace Corps service

[edit] Online Articles/Current News Sites About Georgia

http://www.internet.ge/en/
Web directory and information about Georgia.

https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/gg.html
The CIA world factbook; section on Georgia.

http://georgia.usembassy.gov
U.S. Embassy in Georgia.

http://www.georgiaemb.org/
Site for the Georgia embassy to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

http://www.eurasianet.org
Site contains articles and resources about Georgia and surrounding nations.

http://www.civil.ge
Up to the minute English-language news/current events in Georgia.

http://www.messenger.com.ge
Website of the largest English-language daily newpaper in Georgia.

[edit] International Development Sites About Georgia

http://www.assistancegeorgia.org.ge
A website on humanitarian and development aid in Georgia

http://www.usaid.gov/locations/europe_eurasia/countries/ge/index.html
Website for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

http://www.horizonti.org/
Website of Horizonti, a Georgian NGO that supports development in Georgia.

[edit] Recommended Books

  1. Burford, Tim. Georgia: The Bradt Travel Guide. United Kingdom: Bradt Publications, 1999.
  2. Goldstein, Darra. The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
  3. Nasmyth, Peter. Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry. New York: Curzon Press, 2001.
  4. Rosen, Roger, et al. Georgia: A Sovereign Country of the Caucasus (2nd ed.). Hong Kong: Odyssey Publications, 1999.
  5. Suny, Ronald Grigor. The Making of the Georgian Nation (2nd ed.). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

[edit] Books About the History of the Peace Corps

  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

[edit] Books on the Volunteer Experience

  1. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, Calif.: McSeas Books, 2004.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, Wash.: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, N.Y.: Picador, 2003.
  4. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, N.Y.: Perennial, 2001.
  5. Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  6. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
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