Thursday, June 7, 2012

Welcome to WorldTeach-Namibia!

Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog!
As most of you know, I will be leaving after Christmas and spending 2013 in Namibia with WorldTeach! I will be placed in a village school and will most likely be teaching math. I have been hoping for an opportunity like this for as long as I can remember and I could not be more excited to embark on this journey!

In case you've never heard of Namibia before (I hadn't before finding WorldTeach so don't worry!), I've provided a map for you. The WorldTeach website also has some great information about the country and the program if you want to find out more, and of course you can also always ask me!
Namibia is in yellow.
As you can imagine, internet in Namibia is not the easiest thing to come by, so updates to the blog will likely be less than frequent once I arrive, but I will do my best to keep it updated as much as possible! Before I go, I plan on updating with more information that I get as I receive it (like the village and school I am placed in!), as well as things that you all can do to help me get to Namibia (hint: think donations!).

Thank you all so much for your support and friendship! I hope that this blog will prove to be a (somewhat) effective way of keeping in touch while I'm gone! But that's not for a little while, so for now I suppose just enjoy reading about Namibia? Haha =)


  1. Hi Jamie!
    I know this is totally random, but I stumbled across this blog while doing research on WorldTeach Namibia for my upcoming year abroad. I'll be participating in the 2013 year program as well. Can't wait for what I hope will be an amazing year!

    1. Hi Erica!
      I'm so happy to meet someone else doing the program! Since I applied so early, I wasn't expecting to find out about other people until much later on. I'm so excited for this upcoming year! Where are you from?

  2. Hi!
    I'm from Eugene, OR, but I went to college in Minnesota. I know what you mean about applying early. I applied in March and didn't expect to hear of anyone else on the program until October-ish. When I got the acceptance call, I was told that this year already had a lot of people and would probably be one of the biggest groups, so I'm sure there are others out there too!