Iraq

Weather or Not? – Podcast Episode 7

Weather or Not? – Podcast Episode 7
When you think about weather in Iraq you probably imagine a hot desert and sand dunes. Is that accurate?

Hannah and Colleen take you through their favorite and least favorite seasons of the year (yes, there are seasons!) as well as the political implications of the weather.
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May 1st, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Weather or Not? – Podcast Episode 7

How Bazaar! – Podcast Episode 6

How Bazaar!
Hannah and Colleen have guest star and fellow SGI alumnus, Katrina, on to talk about one her favorite things, the bazaar. A place of wonder and mystery, goat heads and amazing bargains, there’s no one better to navigate the maze than Katrina. We only wish we could somehow transmit the smells for a […]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How Bazaar! – Podcast Episode 6

The Beacons Have Been Lit! – Podcast Episode 5

Hannah and Colleen take you on a trip to Kurdistan for the biggest and most popular Kurdish holiday: Newroz! History, clothing, food, dancing, and most importantly… FIRE!

 

 

 

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Beacons Have Been Lit! – Podcast Episode 5

Friends Here and Friends There! We have Friends Everywhere! – Podcast Episode 4

Between Iraq and a Hard Place – Episode 4!
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We bring on a guest, our friend and co-conspirator, to talk about friendships and relationships while living in Iraq. This applies not only to friendships with other people in Iraq, but also how we […]

March 7th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Friends Here and Friends There! We have Friends Everywhere! – Podcast Episode 4

American Holidays in Iraq, a Survival Guide – Between Iraq and A Hard Place: Episode 3

The American in Iraq, Holiday Survival Guide!
Hannah and Colleen start with Valentines Day and move through the year to touch on combined Halloween/Thanksgiving parties and finally the great Christmas massacre! Also, see that colander on the right side of the picture… yeah, that’s the one we used on the green beans!

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February 6th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on American Holidays in Iraq, a Survival Guide – Between Iraq and A Hard Place: Episode 3

Edible not Forgettable – Between Iraq and a Hard Place Episode 2

Episode 2:
Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Hannah and Colleen wander through various food experiences ranging from chicken and chocolate to eggnog and mastau. Welcome to the world of Kurdish food.

 
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January 30th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Edible not Forgettable – Between Iraq and a Hard Place Episode 2

Iraqis Don’t Worry About Dragons Burning Down Houses – Podcast Episode 1

Episode One:
Between Iraq and a Hard Place!
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Two grown women talk about their time living and working in Northern Iraq. They laugh, they cry, there’s drama, there are kittens. There are no dragons. Sorry about that…. We’re disappointed too.
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January 30th, 2018|Categories: Audio, Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Iraqis Don’t Worry About Dragons Burning Down Houses – Podcast Episode 1

Can I Serve in Iraq as a Single Woman?

“Yes! Come! I do not at all feel in danger as a single woman. I don’t go out at nights very often and when I do it’s in groups with others, but taking taxis to get around has not been a problem. It is also not a problem to shop alone at the local […]

January 19th, 2018|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Can I Serve in Iraq as a Single Woman?

What’s it like to live in Iraq?

That awkward moment when you’re walking down the street and spot a guy walking a cute fluffy puppy….except it’s not a puppy, it’s a baby sheep. (I have a picture of said sheep)

Me: Diderot and d’Alembert were responsible for putting together one of the first encyclopedias (mid 1700s)
Student: Did they put it on the […]

January 17th, 2018|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What’s it like to live in Iraq?

How Do You Even Get to Iraq?

Going to Iraq presents some challenges. But if you pray, ask for good counsel, and apply to teach with us, you might get to come!
1) Pray. A lot.
Iraq is not an easy part of the world to serve in. It’s difficult to travel to, it’s hot, it’s spiritually challenging. Pray before you do anything […]

January 9th, 2018|Categories: Home Office, Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Do You Even Get to Iraq?