Peace Corps

I am a Peace Corps Volunteer serving as a Youth Asset Builder in Morocco! It has always been a dream of mine to devote my life to service, and you can read more about why I’m joining the Peace Corps here. I can’t wait to see what this adventure will bring!

Here is more information about the Peace Corps itself:

The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.

Since that time, 210,000+ Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation.

Today’s Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and contributing to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

My Timeline:

Application submitted: December 7, 2012
Interview: January 22, 2013
Nomination: January 29, 2013 (September, Education)
Legal packet received: February 8, 2013
Legal packet submitted: February 17, 2013
Medical pre-clearance: May 20, 2013
Legally cleared: May 24, 2013
Placement Update/Supplement Received: June 3, 2013
Placement Supplement Submitted: June 4, 2013
Invitation: July 10, 2013 – MOROCCO – YOUTH DEVELOPMENT – JANUARY 2014!

Total time from application to staging: 1 year, 5 weeks and 2 days

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