Our Story

Our Story: After meeting in graduate school at UGA, we were married in 2011 in Marietta, Georgia. A year later, we joined the Peace Corps as environmental conservation volunteers and embarked on our adventure in Paraguay!

Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are ours personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.

June 7, 2012

Full Speed Ahead!

After about 3.5 months, we have finally completed the Medical Review Process. Ben and I are medically qualified to serve abroad with the Peace Corps!! Here is a screenshot I took this morning from my Peace Corps "toolkit", the online program that applicants use to track their progress. While Ben still had a legal hold for his car loan, my checklist is complete! 

Additionally, Ben received this message from our Placement Officer:
"Congratulations on medical clearance! Your process is the same [as Sarah's] and yet different. If you are selected for an interview, you will both be interviewed. Sarah is the primary candidate, although they will be interested in your skill set as well. Keep in mind that it will be Sarah's skill set that gets you accepted into the program. Your role may be less well-defined or predictable- they would ensure that you had an assignment, but it may not be determined/finalized until you get to Post. The best approach for you would be to keep an open mind and be flexible to see what's needed by the Agency or community."
 We look forward to our interviews, and continue to prepare for a late August departure (just in case).

1 comment:

  1. hi, realize this post is pretty old, but my wife and are putting in a PC application and found your blog...could we ask you a few questions about your experience if you have time?


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