Sharing Experiences and CulturePosted by Debbie Leidlein
’08 graduate Conner O’Brien recently visited Unquowa to share with the 7th and 8th grade students his experiences in the Peace Corps, living in Ukraine for the past two years. Conner had the students’ rapt attention as he shared with them aspects of Ukraine’s culture and physical landscape. As Conner served as an English teacher in a Ukrainian school, he was able to help our students compare their educational experiences with their counterparts. Additionally, Conner shared pictures of Ukrainian food, housing and transportation. He also talked about cost of living and how it compared with the United States. Connor also spoke to the students about the Peace Corps, explaining what they do and how individuals volunteer for this unique international opportunity. After answering a barrage of questions, the students invited Conner to come back and have lunch with them, an invitation he promptly accepted. Who knows? Maybe one day another Unquowa student may decide that they would enjoy this same opportunity of sharing American culture with the world.
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