For those of you who do not know, Albania is located in Eastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula bordering Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, and Montenegro... as well as the Adriatic/Ionian Seas.
As for the more detailed information, I really will not know much more until I get there. I know that I am going with a group of 37 volunteers and we will all serve our first three months together around the city of Elbasan. These three months will consist of various types of training including language classes (they speak Albanian, and no, I do not know any). After the training period, we will be matched with a specific job, move to our sites, and serve the remaining two years as a volunteer. I will be volunteering within the Health/Medicine/Education realm, but I won't know more specifics until later.
Above all else, get ready- you are about to indulge yourself in yet another one of my travel blogs. I have set this up for those who care to know what I am doing and keep in touch over the next 27 months. If you've read my other blogs you know they can be long, so read at your own risk or just check in to see occasional photos. And as always, comments and emails are more than welcome from all of you!