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We have contact!–Final Interview Wednesday


I was happily chugging away reading a godawful-boring book for class when I took a break to open my e-mail and lo and behold! Peace Corp e-mailed me.

My Placement Specialist (since when did I get one of those? last time it was a Placement Assistant) e-mailed me with a list of questions and considerations, and told me to either respond via e-mail or to schedule a time to call. I went the call route since some of the questions were rather complex (though about the same as the initial interview) and more time-efficient to answer via phone.

However, I am also not-too-secretly hoping I get invited on the phone after the final interview, cause I’ve heard that happens a lot.

Squuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! I had to wait all day to write this so it wouldn’t be capslock gibberish due to excitement.

Also, pertinent information regarding placement: in the list of questions it asked if I was still OK with my nomination in Asia (yes!) and if I am able to ride a bike 1-3 miles a day (sure, and at least I’ll be in good shape). Also, I know it’s not Indonesia (my family has concerns about there that I told my PA about).

Money is on Cambodia but in all cases I should KNOW SOON.

…and, now I can’t focus on the final two weeks of class.


About ItsTheClaire

College student, potential Peace Corps Volunteer.

2 responses »

  1. I haven’t backtracked on your blog at all so I don’t know what your original nomination was for but if you’re guessing Cambodia, I’m assuming it’s for around July? Anyway, I just wanted to give you a little insight. If you’re realllllly anxious to find out about the invite and you have time to write out the answers via email, that might be the way to go. I got exactly the same email, sent my responses that same day, and had an invite that afternoon. Not to say that always happens, but it does, at least some of the time! I totally understand wanting to answer them over the phone and actually talking about them, but if the “want to know” is a stronger desire, consider typing it out and hitting send.

    That being said, if you do get an invite to Cambodia, you are going to LOVE it! I am currently serving in Thailand and am having an incredible time. This is a phenomenal part of the world and you’d have a blast 🙂

    Can’t wait to keep up with your progress!

  2. Aw man, now I wish that I had sent in the e-mail, but I was/am in the middle of a long assignment and the answers got convoluted and I did not want to mess it up, so I guess I”m still comfortable with this. Cambodia leaves in July, it’s the only program up on PC Wiki leaving closer to August (when my recruiter told me I go) so that’s why I’m betting on it.

    Any way I am psyched and thank you for commenting, I’m all sorts of excited to be in Asia.


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