Peace Corps Timeline

Fall/Winter 2009 Revisited the idea of the doing the  Peace Corps and dabbled with actually going through with it upon my graduation. Attended information sessions. Started application Dec. 12, 2009.

April 21, 2010 Application completed. I’m for real about this.

May 25, 2010 Interview. Needless to say it went well : )

April-July References completed, additional paperwork concerning skills, students loans, language requirements and conditional nomination form completed.

July 7, 2010 Nominated! English teaching program in a Spanish-speaking country in Central/South America expected to depart early January 2011.

July 12, 2010 Medical packet mailed to me.

July-Sept.  Series of doctors and dentist appointments. New discovery: I have a heart murmur. I never knew that before. Legally cleared.

Sept. 28, 2010 Medical packet completed and in the hands of someone in the Peace Corps office. For some reason this feels like a small victory.

Nov. 3, 2010 Hold on my account due to missing labwork from medical packet. This feels like a small defeat.

Nov. 19, 2010 Medically cleared!

Nov. – Dec. Playing the waiting game.

Dec. 24, 2010 – Received my invitation packet!

Jan. 6, 2011 – Accepted invitation to serve in the Peace Corps as an English teacher in Indonesia, departing April 4, 2011.

April 2, 2011 – Left Arizona for staging in San Fransisco, CA.

April 7, 2011 Arrived in Indonesia.

June 15, 2011 Swore in and began service as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

In-service milestones

September 15, 2011 – Made it through the first three months at site and the travel ban is lifted. I celebrate by going to Jogja with a few fellow volunteers!

December 15, 2011 – I finish my first semester of teaching and celebrate making it through half a year of service.

June 15, 2012 – One year at site.

2 Responses to “Peace Corps Timeline”

  1. conquistadoree September 12, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    This is great! A nice way to see how it all works. Looking forward to following more of your stories.

    • Nicole September 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Thanks! And thanks for visiting and commenting!

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