Just a quick update from DC to let you all know I've made it through my first day as a Peace Corps Trainee (henceforth known as: PCT)! It was a lot of orientation material - what to expect, what our aspirations and anxieties are, even a few icebreakers - and now I'm pretty exhausted. After checkout tomorrow, we board buses to Dulles. Our flight leaves at 5:50 PM EST, we've got a fairly long layover in Frankfurt, and then we're scheduled to arrive in Almaty at 12:25 AM local time on the 11th.
I'll try to update soon and let you know what it's like, but I have no idea when I'll have internet access! In the meantime, take care! Love to you all. :)