2012 Embassy Events
Ambassador Meets Peace Corps Volunteers (October 22)
Ambassador Norland and Professor Mary Hartnett met with and had lunch in Batumi with several Peace Corps Volunteers working in Adjara and Guria on Saturday, October 22, 2012. There are currently 81 Volunteers living and working throughout Georgia in the areas of English education, community and organizational development, and community identified initiatives.
Peace Corps initiated its program in Georgia in 2001 with 21 Volunteers working in secondary education English teaching assignments. Since that time, almost 500 Volunteers have served in Georgia, exchanging skills with their counterparts, supervisors and community members; sharing American culture; and taking a part of Georgian culture back home to the United States.