The views expressed herein are mine and not those of the Peace Corps.



Useful Acronyms

PC Peace Corps
ICT Information & Communications Technology
PCT Peace Corps Trainee (pre-swearing-in)
PCV Peace Corps Volunteer (post-swearing-in)
PST Pre-Service Training
CBT Community-Based Training

Where I’m coming from

I finally finished my Peace Corps application last February or so, had an interview in March, and was accepted shortly thereafter. Upon acceptance I was told that there was a program departing in October that I would probably be placed in.

I heard nothing all summer (besides that I had to get my wisdom teeth out for dental clearance, which I did) until a call in early August informing me that I wasn’t eligible for the October departure but that there was one in mid-September if I wanted it. I accepted the assignment.

So this Sunday I’m going to Philadelphia for a day and a half of staging (filling out paperwork, meeting the other volunteers, saying goodbye to Philly) and then on Tuesday morning we bus up to New York and head for Tanzania. I’ll be teaching computer skills at a secondary or college level.

Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, there will be ten weeks of training, during which I’ll live with a local family. After training I’ll get my assignment, and then I’ll know where I’ll be living for the next two years.

So there’s that.


Comment from kit
Time September 10, 2008 at 6:11 pm

and we look forward to hearing about it.

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