About Me

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My name is April Gardner. Welcome to my Peace Corps Kosovo blog. I moved to Kosovo on June 5, 2016 — thirteen days before my 35th birthday!ย After three months ofย pre-service training (PST), I officially swore in as a Volunteer on August 20, 2015.ย Prior to becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer, I was a social worker in Chicago, IL.

In keeping a blog, I hope to accomplish several goals:
1) I want to create something I can look back at, to help me remember my time in the Peace Corps.
2) I want to create a way for my friends and family to still feel connected to my life.
3) My third, and loftiest, goal is this: I want to teach at least one person something about Kosovo, or cause one person to consider joining the Peace Corps (or doing something else drastically different with their lives).

โ€œBuy the ticket, take the ride.โ€ โ€“Hunter S. Thompson

You can follow along with me here and on Instagram.

If you are reading this blog because you are a soon-to-be PCV, I have written several blog posts for you. Just search for the term “newbie” on this site.

Disclaimer: The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Kosovar Government.