This is probably just a typo, but last week I received a letter in the mail from Peace Corps with my official nomination information. However, the location was not the “Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa” position I had been told. Instead it read, “Eastern Europe/Asia”.
I think this is likely just a typo for a few reasons:
- I’ve never seen those two regions listed together like that before. I’ve only seen them listed separately as “Eastern Europe” or “Asia”.
- I listed those regions as my number 1 and 2 choices, respectively, so there’s a good chance that they were just cut/pasted to the wrong form.
- I’d be surprised if my region was in fact changed without at least a phone call from my recruiter to discuss.
That said, I have been told that the region can change at any time, so you never know. I’m open to going to any country, so I don’t mind at all if my region/country changes. The only reason I’m concerned at all is because I just ordered all three levels of the French Rosetta Stone software ($450, which thankfully I didn’t open yet) and was doing research on the necessary French classes I’m required to take. Obviously if my region changes, I won’t be needing the French language training. I immediately called my recruiter, but only was able to leave a message and I haven’t heard back yet. I’m going to try again on Monday because I’m anxious to hear the answer.