20
Sep
09

Change in Destination?

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:

  1. I’ve never seen those two regions listed together like that before. I’ve only seen them listed separately as “Eastern Europe” or “Asia”.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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2 Responses to “Change in Destination?”


  1. 1 Jenna
    November 10, 2009 at 11:44

    haha, just about the EE/Asia….sometimes people DO get that nomination. I’ve seen it a handful of times in the past year, and in fact, every person that gets that ends up going to Mongolia. I think its because Mongolia is in their region of Asia, yet is very close to Central Asia (which of course they tack onto their EE)


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