How to make a friend in Uganda. business consultant, NGO worker, former Peace Corps volunteer, activist: searching for sustainable solutions to eradicate extreme poverty

August 5, 2010

Peace Corps application process breakdown

Filed under: Peace Corps — Jeff @ 8:33 pm

December 31, 2009 . . . application submitted
January 7, 2010 . . . fingerprinted for background check
February 24, 2010 . . . interview and nomination for Central/South America
March 1, 2010 . . . medical and dental forms mailed to me
March 11, 2010 . . . very thorough medical exam at VA ADTC clinic in Jamaica Plain
March 23, 2010 . . . dental exam
March 25, 2010 . . . medical and dental forms sent
March 31, 2010 . . . medical packet arrives in the District of Columbia
April 5, 2010 . . . receive dental clearance
May 18, 2010 . . . medically cleared
June 28, 2010 . . . placement officer calls, removes me from the South American pool and asks if I’d be okay with an invitation to Africa
July 7, 2010 . . . official invitation arrives
July 8, 2010 . . . accept invitation
July 9, 2010 . . receive reporting instructions for staging
August 9, 2010 . . . staging in Philadelphia
August 11, 2010 . . . 10 week training in Uganda

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