Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Today has been more meetings and people talking to us. We broke up into our program areas and had a current volunteer explain the goals and objectives to us. I'm getting more and more excited to actually start at my site. Training goes for about 10 more weeks and we'll be doing a cluster project during that time in our communities. I learned that I am the only volunteer out of the 10 CSE (community services educator) volunteers to be learning the language of Ilokano...everyone else is learning the official language called Tagalog. I'm really interested in what they have planned for me.
We're staying in on a college campus in Bayombong. It's called Nueva Vizcaya State University. Our language and cultural instructors are very patient and willing to answer all of our questions. There are also current PCVs here helping with the training and it's so funny because one is from Worthington! Well, I suppose, I'm heading back up the hill to the university.