Legal and Medical Clearance, Swahili, Taco Bell happened. I received my legal clearance two days ago, and final medical clearance was granted today. Looks like I have some packing to do! Also, before I leave, I planned to work on Swahili and eat enough Taco Bell that I wouldn't want it for two years. I'm on track with one of these things...and... Continue Reading →


Now We Wait: A Legal Update and an Emotional Update

As of now, I am working with a nurse to complete my medical tasks originally submitted mid-April. Several documents needed to be resubmitted and medical conditions or history explained in more detail which is normal. On the legal side, I (along with several other people planning to leave for TZ in my training class) recently received an email... Continue Reading →

A Timeline of my Application Process

December 2016: 12/26 Submitted basic application online. This included questions that took about an hour and a 500 word Aspiration Statement. January 2017: 1/1-1/21 It took about 3 weeks to complete my Health History Form-picture having to get medical records from a bunch of doctors, complete questions, list medications, give an illness history, etc. 1/23 After submitting... Continue Reading →

Invitation to Serve in Tanzania

As most of you know, I have officially accepted an invitation to become a Peace Corps trainee. I was invited to work as a Secondary Education Math Teacher in Tanzania (pending medical and legal clearances). As of now, as long as I medically/legally clear and can keep up with the very long list of PC... Continue Reading →

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