Dear GUY 31

Congratulations! We did it! We made it through the application, interview, invitation, medical and legal clearance, staging, training, and swearing-in. We started off as 38, which quickly turned to 37, and sadly ended with only 33 of us official gaining the title of Peace Corps Volunteer. “. . . the question we didn’t have to ask…

School is Cool

Hello! It has been a long time since my last blog post. Can you believe that? Many things (big and little) have  happened since then, so let me fill you in. Host Family First off, I am doing fine, great even! As many of you read in my last post, my time with my training host…

Hello From Guyana!

Guud Dey. Ram Ram. Hello from Guyana! Since my last post, I sure you’re wondering what’s happening in my life? Let me first describe where I am training. As I said in my previous post, Guyana is separated into 10 regions. We are training in Region 2, Pomaroon-Supanaam on the Essequibo coast. You’re probably thinking,…

PC Interview Tips

Hello from Guyana! Recently I have gotten a few messages about interviewing with PC. Because of this, I thought I would put together a short post about what the interview looks like and what you can do to prepare for it. First and foremost, PC has not changed their interview questions in a long time…

The Three G’s

Graduation. Goodbyes. Guyana. I have been working on this post since finals week until now, when I published it. I wrote each topic shortly after the occurrence. So here is a little snippet of my last 4 weeks!  This last month and a half before leaving to live abroad has been hard for me. Although,…

Aspiration Statement & Resume

After receiving your medical and legal clearance and you are a couple of months from your staging, you will be asked write an aspiration statement and update your resume for your host country. Since your placement officer is the person who sees your application and performs your interview, your host country does not know much…

My Peace Corps Timeline

The Peace Corps application process is nothing short of a lengthy waiting game, but in my tedious journey, I just kept telling myself, “Be patient. You are qualified. You’ve been preparing for this for awhile now. Trust yourself. You want this and you can achieve this!” The biggest recommendation I can provide in regards to…

Geography Lesson

Guinea? No, that’s in Africa. Ghana? Nope, that is also in Africa. [French] Guiana? Correct continent, wrong country. In June, I will be going to GUYANA. Never heard of it? Me either until my interview with the PC placement officer. Here’s a quick tutorial and basic knowledge on the place I am going to call…

FAQ . . . Thus Far

Since receiving my invitation to serve in October 2017, I have had many people ask me many questions regarding my service. So what better way to universalize my answers than to create a frequently asked questions post! As I go through my training and service, my hope is to frequently update this post so I…

The Back Story

Hey there! Welcome to my first post! For anyone who knows me, you know that I am not an “open book” kind of person, but you also know that after graduation, I will be leaving the States behind to live in South America for 27 months. Over the next three years I will be challenged…