Sassyhacksaws

Musings on an English Degree

Peace Corps Timeline

July 2009 – Started application

August 2009 – Requested letter of recommendation

December 2009 – Finished application

January 2009 – Requested more letters of recommendation to fill in for the ones that weren’t completed yet. A week later I had five of the required three.

February 2, 2010 – Follow-up documents to fill out

March 5, 2010 – Initial interview

March 11, 2010 – Nomination for TESL in Eastern Europe

March 20, 2010 – Began ESL tutoring

April 16-19, 2010 – Medical (round 1) and Dental checkups

May 8, 2010 – Vision checkup

May 20, 2010 – Breakup

July 12, 2010 – Accepted full time, salaried job offer

July 19, 2010 – Telephone follow-up interview, post-apartment hunting

July 21, 2010 – Informed my soon to be boss that I had to decline the position

July 27, 2010 – Final medical visit

August 5, 2010 – Accepted invitation to Teach English as a Foreign Language in the Ukraine from September 17, 2010 to December 17, 2012

September 17, 2010 – Fly to Washington D.C. for staging

September 18 – 19, 2010 -Fly from D.C. to Frankfurt, Germany to Kyiv, Ukraine

September 18 – September 21, 2010 – Stuck in DC

November 22, 2010 – Birthday

December 6, 2010 – Left Stariy Bilous

December 9, 2010 – Became official Peace Corps Volunteer

December 10, 2010 – Arrived in Konotop

December 25, 2010 – Celebrated American Christmas with volunteers

December 31, 2010 – Celebrated New Years with counterpart

January 7, 2011 – Celebrated Old New Year with Ukrainian family

February 23, 2011 – First Man Day

February 26, 2011 – First Camp Excite, School #12 in Konotop

March 8, 2011 – Women’s Day

March 20 – 23, 2011 – Spring Break trip to Venice, Italy

March 26 – 27, 2011 – Camp Excite, Pedagogical Institute in Sumy

April 16 – 17, 2011 – Camp Excite, Sumy

April 24, 2011 – Eastern Orthodox Easter Celebrations

May 9, 2011 – Victory Day

May 27, 2011 – Jud (fellow PCV in Konotop) finishes service. Last day of classes.

June 5, 2011 – Technology for Development Meeting

June 6 – 10, 2011 – Summer camp in Yampil

June 18 – 21, 2011 – Visited Volidymirets

July 2011 – Started working on Partnership Grant

July 18 – 22, 2011 – Summer Camp Excite

July 25 – 29, 2011 – Baseball Camp

August 5 – 14, 2011 – Trip to Crimea

September 1, 2011 – First Bell

September 6, 2011 – Day of Konotop

September 15 – 26, 2011 – Trip to America

September 25, 2011 – Micheal and Katherine’s Wedding

October 5, 2011 – Warden Training, Poltava

October 8, 2011 – Technology for Development Meeting

October 15 – 19, 2011 – Andy’s Visit

October 22 – 30, 2011 – Fall Break

October 29, 2011 – Volunteer Halloween party, Kharkiv

December 10 – 11, 2011 – Camp Excite, Sumy

December 17, 2011 – New Years Ball at School

December 24, 2011 – January 10, 2012 – Winter Break

December 31, 2011 – January 3, 2012 – Trip to Krakow, Poland

January 21, 2012 – Camp Excite, Bilopilia

February 25, 2012 – Technology for Development meeting, elected President

March 23 – April 1, 2012 – Trip to Spain

March 30 – April 16, 2012 – Spring Break

April 1 – 6, 2012 – Parents Visit Ukraine

April 19, 2012 – Meet Your Neighbors meeting, Sumy

April 21, 2012 – Camp Excite, Sumy Teachers

May 16 – 24, 2012 – Lizzi Visits Ukraine

May 25, 2012 – Last Bell

June 10 – 16, 2012 – Baseball Camp, Khmelnitzsky

June 19, 2012 – France vs. Sweden Eurocup game, Kiev

July 22 – 25, 2012 – Camp Excite