Never shake hands over the threshold of a door. It’s bad luck. That is just one of the many cultural idiosyncrasies Jordan Post will have to adjust to when he arrives in Ukraine.
He will also need to acquaint himself with vodka, a staple beverage at the Ukrainian dinner table, and Salo, a traditional delicacy made of salt-cured pig fat.
Post received a volunteer position in the U.S. Peace Corps and will leave for Ukraine on Tuesday. The 24-year old Scottsbluff native spent the past year applying for a Teaching English as a Foreign Language position with the Peace Corps, wanting to use the skills he has acquired to better the world around him and help those who have been less fortunate than him.