Kyle’s Journey in Armenia

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  • Kyle? In Armenia?

    My name is Kyle, and I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Noyemberyan, Armenia. I lived here from 2006-2008, and worked as an Information Technology volunteer for the US Peace Corps. In addition to my primary assignment developing my region's WiFi internet, I also taught computer and English classes to area youth. Thank you for visiting!

    This blog remains available for historical purposes, but is no longer actively maintained.

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Care Package list

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first steps to helping a poor Peace Corps volunteer survive in the wilds of Armenia for the next two years. While it’s not as bad as it sounds, cards, letters and packages from back home can have such an impact on my day. Plus the gifts are usually shared with host country nationals (HCNs) and make a great way to bridge the cultural gap. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated, and likely eaten very quickly :):

Things I Want:

  • BOOKS (for a cheap way to mail books, please read about USPS M-Bags)
  • Food – really anything that is non-perishable, and that is exclusive to America. For instance, American candy (starburst jellybeans and tootsie rolls!)/spirits/honey-roasted peanuts
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • NEW music, movies and TV shows (I have a lot of old everything)
  • Anything else that would make a great gift from the states (children’s books, photo books, anything “regional”)
  • VHS videos good for new English speakers (esp educational tapes)
  • Green Trident gum for Alex
  • Old trivial pursuit questions (pre Genus-6)
  • Puzzles
  • Easy/medium level english books

Things I Don’t Need:

  • Coffee
  • Any kind of drinks, or chocolates
  • Anything printed in Armenian…
  • Peanut Butter (I have a lot sitting around right now)
  • Old DVDs – my sister just sent me 300+ so I’m set for a while 🙂

Just surprise me! My address is listed on the contacts page. If you have any questions please email or text message me. Thanks again!

The views expressed herein are the views of the author and do not express those of Peace Corps Armenia or the United States government.