Down below this post is our Peace Corps timeline. It is obliviously not completed placement pending. This process I understand takes several months longer for a married couple for reasons that make sense. Things like instead of one person going through this process, now there are two. Two people with a medical history, dental history, legal history and whatever else they want to know. This process is not for those who do not have patience. The good Lord knows I almost freaked out because of the wait (again still pending).
Peace Corps Timeline
Early July – My wife and I spoke about maybe joining the Peace Corps.
Next Day – Started the application and talked to our recruiter for the first time. Tells us we can have an interview that weekend if we get all the paperwork in time.
July 12th – We both got all our paperwork in and had our interview. He told us that he could not nominate us yet because we were a married couple and he will have to check a few program areas and get back to us.
Sept. 16th – After a long wait we got a nomination in the mail for Youth Development and English Teaching.
Sept. 18th – Received our medical packet. Now the hard part starts.
Jan. 2nd – Dental Clearance – That was pretty easy.
Jan. 26th – Received a letter requesting more information and paperwork I did not seem to include :)
Feb. 13th – Received medical clearance! What a huge relief! I really did not know if we would get past this part.
Feb 18th – Received an email from my Placement Officer asking if we can send things like our updated resume and a copy of our final transcript from college.
Current - Now we are waiting for Invitation!