I applied for the Peace Corps today. I’ve been talking about it for several months but I finally sat down and took the time to complete the application. I submitted it. This DOES NOT mean I’ve signed my life away. Not even close. The application was the easiest part of the process. Now I have to fill out a medical history form, land an interview, and pass the medical exam before I go anywhere…and that’s only if I get accepted as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV).
Now, I play the waiting game. I’m waiting to hear back on a PC Ambassador position at BV. I’m waiting to hear if I get an interview and for an invitation to a country with a job description attached. This could take three months or it could take 5 years…It all depends on if they like me and my compatibility with the program in a specific country.
I’ve done my fair share of research on the Peace Corps and have a good understanding of what it takes to be a PCV. ‘all should do some research too so I don’t feel like I’m scaring all the people I care about by applying to something I’m really excited about.