YAYYYY all of this is starting to feel very real! It’s been getting more and more exciting to read Peace Corps emails, especially because a few recent ones contain details regarding my MARCH SIXTH departure to the DR. That’s less than a month away people. Nerve-wracking? Yes. But, since the application process has not necessarily been the quickest of experiences, it’s a bit of a relief to see some kinda light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak.
So as of now, the plan is to fly on the 5th of March from Boston to Washington D.C, and then from D.C. to Miami to Santo Domingo on the 6th. In D.C. I’ll meet up with about 30 other volunteers that are also going to the Dominican Republic. At the staging event, we’ll get a brief introduction to Peace Corps’ expectations, policies, and operations; I’m just excited to start meeting all the people I’ll be serving with! We’ll get more pertinent and specific information in pre-service training, which starts once we’re in-country. During the three months of PST, volunteers live with host families and attend technical, cultural, operational, and language training sessions. The next step would then be the swearing-in ceremony, where one becomes an official Peace Corps Volunteer. As of now, my term of service is scheduled to start May 14th, 2013 and end May 15, 2015. Yowzahs!
Soooo, given that that pretty long period of time is quickly approaching, my parents are throwing me a going away party!!! Details as follows:
Sunday, February 24th
1957 Prosper Road
More info to come, but I’d really like to see you there 🙂