Preparing for the Peace Corps Interview: Q&As

I was recently contacted by a candidate for a volunteer position in the Community Economic Development (CED) sector at Peace Corps Namibia. She will soon have her online interview and she reached out with some good questions about my experience. I was happy to answer them and thought you might find some interest in this…

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We’re Namibia’s newest Peace Corps volunteers!


After 9 weeks of PST, we were sworn in today by the US Ambassador as official Peace Corps volunteers in Namibia.
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Final days of PST and live stream of our Swearing-In!

We’re in the final throes of PST and preparing for our Swearing-In Ceremony tomorrow which will be streamed live via Periscope!

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Pre-Service Training (PST) at the halfway point

PST is the name given to the 9 to 12 weeks of orientation and training that all PC Volunteers around the world receive between Staging (in the US) and their 2-year assignments “at site.”

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Breaking News: I’ll be living in Arandis

The CED group listens patiently to how the site assignments were made. We all just wanted to know where we are going more than why.
The CED group listens patiently to how the site assignments were made. We all just wanted to know where we are going, not why.
Lots of smiles and laughter and "Oh, wow! Where's that?" questions.
Lots of smiles and laughter and “Oh, wow! Where’s that?” questions.
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The first of two consecutive days of breaking news

The latest step in Peace Corps-Namibia’s “dance of the veils” occurred this afternoon. We all learned where we will shadow a current volunteer for a few days next week.

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Check out Andrew’s blog!

Andrew, a friend and another PC CED volunteer, is staying with a host family related to my own here in Okahandja – just two blocks away. In addition, we’re both learning Afrikaans together.

For more information on what’s going on here, and with another perspective on the Peace Corps life in Namibia, check out his blog:

www.dunesdaynamibia.wordpress.com.