Peace Corps

Us after swearing in as Peace Corps volunteers at the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
We are currently serving as Education Peace Corps volunteers in a small town called Durame (doo-rah-may) in Ethiopia. We are teaching high school English to grades 9 (Maggie) and 11 (Spencer).

Posts from Pre-Service Training (PST)

Our Home: Durame (doo-rah-may)

Work: Teaching English to High Schoolers

Traveling Around Ethiopia


September 8, 2013 - Submitted application

September 10, 2013 - Submitted medical history via the Peace Corps Medical Applicant Portal

September 30, 2013 - Recruiter emailed asking for additional information on my application. I submitted the additional information within 24 hours.

October 18, 2013 - Recruiter emailed to set up an interview.

October 22, 2013 - Recruiter emailed us a couples questionnaire to fill out before the interview.

October 26, 2013 - Sent recruiter the couples questionnaire.

October 29, 2013 - Interview and nomination all at once!

October 30, 2013 - Official nomination email received. Nominated to leave June 2014 for Education.

October 30, 2013 - Medical asked for additional information regarding LASIK we got last year in Korea.

November 3, 2013 - Medical received our documents.

November 13, 2013 - Received legal kit in the mail. (in Australia)

November 18, 2013 - Got fingerprinted and sent legal kit to US via FedEx (from Australia)

November 23, 2013 - Medically pre-cleared

December 4, 2013 - Email stating our legal kit was received.

December 12, 2013 - Legally pre-cleared

December 24, 2013 - generic email from the Placement Office saying my "file has been screened"

December 27, 2013 - email from Placement Officer requesting an interview and for us to fill out a "Placement Skill Questions" form

January 4, 2014 - Placement Interview

January 7, 2014 - Peace Corps Invitation to serve in Ethiopia, leaving June 30, 2014

January 7, 2014 - Accepted invitation

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are mine personally and do not reflect any position held by the Peace Corps or the United States government.