April 1, 2010 - Ryan and I both submitted our completed applications, including recommendations.
April 14, 2010 - Interviewed with our recruitment officer.
June 2, 2010 - Nominated to Sub Saharan African, June 2011, speaking French, Ryan teaching ESL and myself in Community Development.
June 9, 2010 - Received legal papers, nomination, & medical papers in the mail.
June 16, 2010 - Legal papers received by Peace Corps, legally cleared.
August 14, 2010 - Medical papers received by Peace Corps.
- August 20, 2010 - Recieved e-mail explaining that I was missing my uranalysis test, and both of us were missing our Hep B Surface Antibody test. Also, Ryan forgot to sign some forms...
- August 23, 2010 - Sent in all missing information to Peace Corps.
October 2, 2010 - Attended a Peace Corps Information Pot Luck dinner.
October 26, 2010 - Medical Cleared under the restriction that Ryan's asthma (who knew he even had it - not me!) would not permit us to go to the country we were originally nominated for (turns out that was Senegal!)
November 12, 2010 - Sent in updated resumes.
November 29, 2010 - E-mail from placement giving us 2 options: Eastern Europe leaving in April (turns out that would have been Ukraine!), both teaching English, or Sub Saharan Africa, leaving in June, but no longer speaking French, Ryan teaching English and myself in Community Development.
December 3, 2010 - Interview with placement officer. We decided on Sub-Saharan African leaving in June because Africa is awesome, and I don't want to be cold. Oh, and also, I was really set on Community Development, and Ryan was really set on teaching, so that option obviously fit our preferences better.
December 13, 2010 - INVITED!! Swaziland, Africa, leaving on June 2, 2011, Ryan teaching Non-formal Education and myself in Community Health regarding HIV AIDS advocacy. AWESOME!
December 14, 2010 - Accepted invitation to serve, sent in updated resume and aspiration statement.
December 17, 2010 - Sent in passport papers / filled out other important documents.
June 2, 2011 - Staging!! More information will be forthcoming when Ryan and I receive it, although it looks like our date for staging has been pushed back to June 7th, but that has not been formally announced...
June 4 or 9, 2011 - Leaving for Swaziland!!