Pre-Departure Timeline

Below is a comprehensive timeline of my experience with the Peace Corps.  This timeline will continue to expand as I continue this journey.  Monitor this timeline, as well as the “In-Service Timeline” (http://www.atravelersjourney.com/?page_id=310), to stay up-to-date with my progress and for information that may help you in the future.

  • August 30, 2015-Applied for Peace Corps and completed my Health History Form, the Soft Skills Questionnaire, and selected my Peace Corps service preferences
  • September 29, 2015-Received email stating that I had been placed under consideration for Ukraine departing September 2016
  • December 2, 2015-Received email stating “Ukraine had decided to cancel their Youth Development and Community Economic Development programs for this departure date, and they are enlarging their education program”.  I emailed back stating that I would like to stay in consideration in Ukraine, but for the education sector.
  • December 17, 2015-Received, completed, and returned PCV Skills Addendum-Education
  • December 18, 2015-Received email for an interview for Secondary Education English Teacher position in Ukraine
  • January 11, 2016-Interview for Peace Corps
  • January 12, 2016-All my references were completed and submitted
  • February 3, 2016-Received my official invitation and was emailed links to the medical portal and new volunteer portal.
  • February 5, 2016-Received link to PC Learning Space
  • February 6, 2016-Enrolled in Coverdell World Wise Schools
  • February 12, 2016-Sent in Passport and Visa Application
  • February 16, 2016-Received legal kit
  • February 23, 2016-Completed and mailed legal kit back to Peace Corps
  • February 24, 2016-Peace Corps began my background investigation
  • March 3, 2016-Medical and dental tasks open for me to complete
  • April 19, 2016-Completed all my health tasks
  • May 9, 2016-Received additional medical tasks to complete
  • May 18, 2016-Completed additional medical tasks
  • May 19, 2016-June 2, 2016- Communicated with nurse about various medical questions
  • June 1, 2016-June 2, 2016-recieved email about home prep programs and their links
  • June 2, 2016-Received medical clearance
  • June 4, 2016-Received email about an in–country Peace Corps Advisor
  • June 20, 2016-Began communicating with my PC Peer Advisor
  • June 24, 2016-Received  information on Ukrainian language, Dueling, Pre-Service Questionnaire, TEFL Home Prep Program, and my group’s Facebook page
  • June 30, 2016-Completed and emailed the Pre-Service Questionnaire
  • July 20, 2016-Completed and emailed TEFL test report
  • July 22, 2016-Received email about Peace Corps Ukraine Updates
  • August 3, 2016-Received email that I needed to submit a new visa application (for the second time)
  • August 8, 2016-Completed and mailed visa application
  • August 12, 2016-Registered for World Wise Schools
  • August 21, 2016-Starting setting up PCV Blog