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Peace Corps Links

  • Peace Corps – for more information
  • Peace Corps Journals – volunteer and applicant blogs either by specific country or all over the globe
  • Peace Corps Wiki – detailed and constantly updated information not mentioned on the Homepage

Botswana Information

Peace Corps Application Timeline:

  • 11/10/08 – Peace Corps introduction seminar at REI in Austin
  • 01/11/09 – Began PC Online application
  • 01/21/09 – Met with UT Recruiter at Starbuck’s
  • 02/07/09 – PC Application sent
  • 02/19/09 – Hand delivered supplemental work and community service experience forms, romantic involvement questionnaire, transcripts, fingerprints, and other legal documents
  • 02/20/09 – All recommendations submitted
  • 03/16/09 – Interview in Dallas
  • 03/18/09 – Phonecall from Dallas Office explaining that I would certainly be nominated, probably for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 05/08/09 – Nomination – Community Development – Sub-Saharan Africa – Feb 2010
  • 05/12/09 – Recieved Medical Packet
  • 07/02/09 – Sent off complete Medical Packet
  • 07/09/09 – Medical Packet arrived in Washington D.C.
  • 07/17/09 – Program pushed to early June 2010
  • 08/27/09 – Medical file updated to “Under Review”
  • 08/29/09 – Received one Medical file update request in the mail
  • 08/31/09 – Faxed in updated Medical file update
  • 09/01/09 – Medical Clearance
  • 12/17/09 – Note from Placement Office requesting resume and romantic questionnaire update
  • 12/22/09 – Sent in all requested documents for file update
  • 02/02/10 – Received phone call from Placement office – my June placement might be pushed even later, but I was given an opportunity to take a spot for early April instead – I had the day to decide and I took it.
  • 02/05/10 – Invitation arrived!
  • 04/10/10 – Takeoff

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