Welcome to this website. AmerasianWorld.com focuses on my experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan and as a Program Recruiter in the Kyrgyz Republic (1997-1999). This site was originally developed in the year 2000 under the name Salaam Central Asia.
From June, 1997, until July, 1999, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan. My Peace Corps site was located in Karatau, Kazakhstan, in southern Kazakhstan. I taught English as a Foreign Language and Computer Keyboarding at the Karatau Lyceum. My two years in Karatau gave me an opportunity to live with a Kazakh host family and experience the Kazakh language, culture and food.
After I returned to the US in July, 1999, I was offered a contract as a Program Recruiter with the American Councils for International Education (ACCELS/ACTR) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I got to see much of the Kyrgyz Republic and live with a Kyrgyz host family. I even got to visit Uzbekistan.
After 13 years, I was offered a teaching position at the Miras International School in Almaty. I stayed for 3 years and visited my host sisters in Aktau. On the way, I got to fly over the Aral Sea. While in Almaty, I trained with Nikolai Ge, the former coach for the Kazkahstan National Weightlifting team, at Reactor Crossfit.
I decided to update this site in May, 2021. The format will be much different than the past versions of this website. I want to tell a story about my experiences. Hence, this site will continually be edited.
This site is large so visit the Sitemap. You can always find the link at the bottom of this website.
Contact me if you have any questions, find a spelling mistake, or just want to chat. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this site.
Photo: I am with my Grade 8/9 Karatau Lyceum students. We shared the Napolean cake in my classroom.
Website last edited on: October 16, 2021.