We Received the Invitation

I have been like a kid waiting for Christmas morning to come.  It finally happened… I opened the mail box to find the official invitation from the Peace Corps.  I played it cool and waited until I got inside the house to jump up and down and look inside.

We have been invited to serve in Botswana with a departure date of April 1, 2011.

The invitation letter is huge.  Inside it is a large blue folder containing five tabbed file folders with information and forms related to Passport and Visa, Resume and Personal Papers, Staging Materials, Finance and Insurance, and Domestic Connections.

Also inside there are booklets for each of us with a detailed explanation about our assignment, our pre-service training, and Botswana.

There is some work to do, we have to review the assignment book, update our resume, prepare an aspiration statement, and fill out a bunch of forms.

They also sent very detailed instructions on how to accept the invitation (which we most definitely will be needing).

I feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

Update 10/24/2010   10:38 pm…
we have officially accepted the invitation !

We are going to Botswana

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4 Responses to We Received the Invitation

  1. Tija says:

    OH MY GOSH! CONGRATULATIONS! This is SO EXCITING! I am so happy for both of you! Fingers crossed that Kati and I also get our invitations to serve in Botswana (sooner rather than later)! What an amazing day and wonderful adventure you’re about to embark on! I am so happy for you!

  2. Marion says:

    Thanks, we are so happy. It has taken a long time, but we expected that. I bet you and Kati will hear something soon from medical. I’ll be watching your journals.

  3. Kati says:

    Lol, I just saw this this morning, and immediately wanted to email it to Tija and then leave a comment. She obviously got to it first! Congrats to both of you, that is super exciting!! From what I’ve read, it seems like this has been an incredibly long process for you two, I’m _so_ happy that it came together with an invitation! What are your job positions?

    Oh! And thanks for talking about what all is actually in the packet. I’ve been wondering what that brick of an invitation could possibly contain.

  4. Kyle says:

    Congrats! While it’s a bit different from Eastern Europe, it sounds like an amazing opportunity! I just sent in my final resume to Placement and am hoping for the Eastern Europe departure, but really am game for anything. I’ll be checking your blog for updates!

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