Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 19, 2011 9:15 PM

We got to go to the U.S. Embassy today.  It was like this weird transition between Uganda and America.  It was one of the few places that I’ve found that has air conditioning.  It also has a really good resource room full of books, magazines (current ones from the U.S.) and computers (with internet).  We had a session all morning with different officials in the Embassy explaining what they do and different programs that they run.  It was really nice, because most of the people we met were Peace Corps Volunteers before they got into Foreign Service.  It ended up being a really long session, but it was interesting and informative nonetheless.

After visiting the Embassy, we made our way to the Peace Corps Office, which most of us hadn’t seen yet.  We got to see everyone’s offices and we saw the volunteer lounge.  The Peace Corps Office also seems like a really good resource for PCVs.  And we also got our flu shots, which should be the last of our shots for now.

Finally we got to go to Garden City (a neighborhood in Kampala) to go shopping for a little bit.  After that we were taken back to our hotel, where we had dinner and met up with our supervisors/counterparts.  Tomorrow we have an all day workshop with them.  And then Thursday we finish the workshop and have our Swear-In ceremony in the afternoon.

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