We submitted our applications on Sunday! Thank you to every one who agreed to fill out the recommendation forms. We really, really appreciate it. Filling out the application was a long and slightly frustrating process, but I hear it’s really nothing compared to the medical clearance. We shall see. Anyway, now we’re waiting to get our toolkit in the mail, hear from a recruiter, and set up interviews. We will have to interview individually and as a couple. I already have a list of questions that I can’t seem to find answers to through the Peace Corps web site or unofficial blogs.

In addition to the application, we had to fill out some preliminary forms about our health. I was unclear about some questions. Have you ever had chronic bronchitis? Um, when I was three months old, yes. Does that even count though? I don’t know. Tim moved through his a lot faster than I did.

While the application was long, it was really helpful. It made us think a lot about why we wanted to join and what it will be like to serve as a couple. After we finished, they even sent us a list of questions to talk about as a couple.

We’re pretty excited to move to the next step. It seems like the Peace Corps is all we talk about anymore. How different it will be, how we’ll prepare, even what we’ll miss. It’s a good excited though. We can’t wait to update you with more information. I’m sure a lot of you have questions, so feel free to ask.


Author: Bre

I am in motion and in transition right now. I married Tim Knoll less than a year ago, and we recently applied to The Peace Corps. I work as a freelance journalist.

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