In preparing to come to Georgia, I had the illusion I would Skype with friends and family once a week, I could look up lesson plan ideas whenever necessary, and I could keep in touch with the outside world via Facebook and news websites. When I think back on those times, I just laugh.
My family does not have internet, but my school has a computer lab, which I thought I could use occasionally. After a month I realized the school’s internet would not be a viable option as it isn’t open most of the day, and I didn’t want to send emails amidst a class of my students. I had gone to an internet café in Gurjaani – a 15 minute taxi ride – but it wasn’t my favorite option. I eventually went into the Geocell office and asked them about their internet modem. My first clue it wouldn’t…
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