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The Peace Corps provides 10 weeks of training that begins immediately upon your arrival in Romania. The schedule is Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Pre-service training contains five major components: technical training, language training, cross-cultural training, health training, and safety and security training. Training is a time for you to reexamine your commitment to becoming a Volunteer in Romania and a time for Peace Corps staff to get to know you and be assured that your skills and attitude are a good match for the program in Romania. Throughout the training period, self-assessment as well as assessment by Peace Corps staff will measure your progress toward meeting training objectives.  
  
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===Technical Training ===
  
There are several types of Peace Corps allowances. Not all Peace Corps Volunteers will have all of these types of income. Peace Corps income includes:
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Technical training prepares you to work in Romania by using development techniques, including community participation, to gain acceptance of the skills you have learned through work and school experiences. You will also develop new skills in a manner appropriate to the type of work you will be doing.  Training places great emphasis on learning how to transfer the skills you have to the community in which you will serve as a Volunteer.  
  
'''Re-adjustment allowance''': All PCVs earned $225/month through March 31, 2010 and $275/month from April 1, 2010 through current. Volunteers on a service extension or serving in Peace Corps Response earned $375/month from April 1, 2010 through current.<br>
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Technical training focuses on the knowledge and skills you will need to be effective in your program sector. It includes sessions on the general economic and political situation in Romania and strategies for working within such a framework.  
'''[[Volunteer_Allowances#Pre-Service_Training_Walk-Around_Allowance | Pre-Service Training Walk-Around Money]]''': The money you received during PST to cover small expenses.<br>
 
'''[[Volunteer_Allowances#Living_Allowances | Living Allowance]]''': Money to provide for a PCV’s basic needs in their country of service<br>
 
'''Leave Allowance''': All PCVs earn $24/month for leave. It is paid with your living allowance.<br>
 
'''Special Leave Allowance''': $12/day for up to 30 days paid to PCVs who extend their service for a year<br>
 
'''Per diems''': Money paid to PCVs while away from site (ISTs, conferences, etc.)<br>
 
'''Evacuation Allowance''': Money paid to a PCV during a time of country evacuation<br>
 
'''Medical Leave Allowance''': Money given to a PCV on medical leave out of country<br>
 
  
Please note that per diems (staging, in-service training, volunteer conference, evacuation, medical, etc), evacuation, medical leave, and settling-in allowance are NOT taxable and do not need to be reported on your tax return.
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You will review your technical sector’s goals and will meet with the Romanian agencies and organizations that invited the Peace Corps to assist them. You will be supported and evaluated by experienced Romanian trainers and Peace Corps staff throughout the training to build the confidence and skills you need to undertake your project activities and be a productive member of your community.  
  
Source: [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxguide2010.pdf Tax Guide 2010]
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===Language Training===
  
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As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will find that language skills are the key to personal and professional satisfaction during your service. These skills are critical to your job performance, they help you integrate into your host community, and they can ease your personal adaptation to the new surroundings.  Language training is the heart of the training program, and you must successfully meet minimum language requirements to complete training and become a Volunteer. Experienced Romanian language instructors provide language instruction five days a week in small classes of four to six people.
  
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Your language training will incorporate a community-based approach. In addition to classroom time, you will be given assignments to work on outside of the classroom and with your host family. The goal is to get you to a point of basic social communication skills so that you can practice and develop language skills further on your own. Prior to being sworn in as a Volunteer, you will work on strategies to continue language studies during your two years of service.  There will also be follow-up language study during in-service training.
  
== Taxable Income ==
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===Cross-Cultural Training ===
  
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As part of your pre-service training, you will live with a Romanian host family. This experience is designed to ease your transition to life at your site. Families go through an orientation conducted by Peace Corps staff to explain the purpose of pre-service training and to assist them in helping you adapt to living in Romania. Many Volunteers form strong and lasting friendships with their host families.  
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Some Peace Corps income is fully taxable; some is partially taxable; some is not taxable. Some income is subject to FICA taxes (Social Security & Medicare taxes).<br> '''Not all of your Peace Corps income is reported on your W-2.'''
 
  
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Cross-cultural and community development training will help you improve your communication skills and understand your role as a facilitator of development. You will be exposed to topics such as acculturation, conflict resolution, gender and development, values analysis, and understanding local institutions.  
!style="background-color:#ffffcc;" | '''Peace Corps Income'''
 
!style="background-color:#ffffcc;" | '''Income Tax'''
 
!style="background-color:#ffffcc;" | '''FICA Taxes'''
 
!style="background-color:#ffffcc;" | '''On W-2?'''
 
!style="background-color:#ffffcc;" | '''1040-EZ Line'''
 
!style="background-color:#ffffcc;" | '''1040/1040A Line'''
 
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|Re-adjustment Allowance
 
|'''100% Taxable'''
 
|'''100% Taxable'''
 
|Yes
 
|1
 
|7
 
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|PST Walk-Around Money
 
|'''100% Taxable'''
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|No
 
|1
 
|7
 
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|[[Volunteer_Allowances#Living_Allowances | Living Allowance]]
 
|style="color:red;"|Partially Taxable
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|No
 
|1
 
|7
 
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|Leave Allowance
 
|'''100% Taxable'''
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|No
 
|1
 
|7
 
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|Special Leave Allowance(1)
 
|'''100% Taxable'''
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|No
 
|1
 
|7
 
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|style="background-color:#ffffcc;" | '''Untaxed Allowances'''
 
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|Per Diems
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|No
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
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|Settling-in allowance
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|No
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
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|Evacuation Allowance
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|No
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
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|Medical Leave Allowance(2)
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|style="color:green;"|Not taxable
 
|No
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
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For tax purposes please see the following '''OFFICIAL''' Peace Corps documents:
 
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| [[2010]]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxguide2010.pdf Tax Guide]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/2010TaxableAllowancesCalculator.xls Taxable Allowances Calculator]
 
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| [[2009]]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxguide2009.pdf Tax Guide]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/2009TaxableAllowancesCalculator.xls Taxable Allowances Calculator]
 
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| [[2008]]
 
| [http://www.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxguide2008.pdf Tax Guide]
 
| [http://www.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxableallowances2008.pdf Taxable Allowances Guide]
 
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| [[2007]]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxguide2007.pdf Tax Guide]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxableallowances2007.pdf Taxable Allowances Guide]
 
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| [[2006]]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxguide2006.pdf Tax Guide]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxableallowances2006.pdf Taxable Allowances Guide]
 
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| [[2005]]
 
| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxguide2005.pdf Tax Guide]
 
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===Health Training ===
  
(1) $12 per day for up to 30 days paid to volunteers who extend service for 1 year.<br>
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During pre-service training, you will be given basic medical training and information. You will be expected to practice preventive healthcare and to take responsibility for your own health by adhering to all medical policies. Trainees must attend all medical sessions. The topics include preventive health measures and minor and major medical issues that you might encounter while in Romania. Nutrition, mental health, safety and security, setting up a safe living compound, and how to avoid HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are also covered.  
(2) Allowance paid while Volunteers are on medical leave in or out of their country of service<br>
 
Please note that per diems (staging, in-service training, volunteer conference, evacuation, medical, etc), evacuation, medical leave, and settling-in allowance are NOT taxable and do not need to be reported on your tax return.
 
  
Source: [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/taxguide2010.pdf Tax Guide 2010]
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===Safety Training ===
  
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You will learn how to adopt a lifestyle that reduces your risks at home, at work, and during your travels. You will also learn appropriate, effective strategies for coping with unwanted attention and about your individual responsibility for promoting safety throughout your service.
  
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===Additional Trainings During Volunteer Service===
  
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In its commitment to institutionalize quality training, the Peace Corps has implemented a training system that provides Volunteers with continual opportunities to reaffirm their commitment to Peace Corps service while increasing their technical and cross-cultural skills.
  
==Living Allowances==
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During your service, there are typically three training events.
  
For the year: <big>'''[[2010]]'''</big>
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The titles and objectives for those trainings are as follows:  
  
'''''Click on the tabs on the top row to sort by that column.'''''
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* In-service training: Provides an opportunity for Volunteers to upgrade their technical, language, and project development skills while sharing their experiences and reaffirming their commitment after having served for three to six months.
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* Midterm conference: Assists Volunteers in reviewing their first year, reassessing their personal and project objectives, and planning for their second year of service.
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* Close-of-service conference: Prepares Volunteers for the future after Peace Corps service and reviews their respective projects and personal experiences.  There are also opportunities for Volunteers to network with one another across program sectors. Training events are integrated and interrelated, from the pre-departure orientation through the end of service, and are planned, implemented, and evaluated cooperatively by the training staff, Peace Corps staff, and Volunteers.  
  
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[[Category:Romania]]
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[[Category:Training|Romania]]
! [[:Category:Country | COUNTRY]]<br> !! Region<br> !! Months<br>([[2010]])<br> !! Monthly Gross Amount<br> !! Taxable Portion<br> !! Monthly Taxable Amount<br>
 
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| '''[[Albania]]''' || All || Jan - Nov || $228.95 || 22.0% || $50.37
 
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| '''[[Albania]]''' || All || Dec || $222.45 || 22.0% || $48.94
 
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| '''[[Armenia]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $21.38
 
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| '''[[Azerbaijan]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $304.00 || 7.2% || $22.00
 
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| '''[[Azerbaijan]]''' || All || Apr - Jun || $276.00 || 8.0% || $22.00
 
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| '''[[Azerbaijan]]''' || All || Jul - Sep || $281.00 || 9.6% || $27.00
 
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| '''[[Azerbaijan]]''' || All || Oct - Dec || $309.00 || 8.7% || $27.00
 
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| '''[[Azerbaijan]]''' || All || Dec (AZ8) || $225.00 || 8.9% || $20.00
 
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| '''[[Belize]]''' || Tier 4 (Belize City) || Jan - Dec || $470.00 || 12.8% || $60.00
 
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| '''[[Belize]]''' || Tier 3 (Belmopan) || Jan - Dec || $520.00 || 11.5% || $60.00
 
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| '''[[Belize]]''' || Tier 2 (District Town) || Jan - Dec || $620.00 || 9.7% || $60.00
 
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| '''[[Belize]]''' || Tier 1 (Village) || Jan - Dec || $675.00 || 8.9% || $60.00
 
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| '''[[Benin]]''' || Semi-Urban (Contonou) || Jan - May || $233.45 || 24.0% || $56.03
 
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| '''[[Benin]]''' || Semi-Urban (Contonou) || Jun - Nov || $201.23 || 30.0% || $60.37
 
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| '''[[Benin]]''' || Rural || Jan - Nov || $298.09 || 41.0% || $122.22
 
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| '''[[Botswana]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $35.25
 
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| '''[[Bulgaria]]''' || Standard || Jan - Dec || $304.55 || 22.0% || $67.00
 
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| '''[[Bulgaria]]''' || Urban or Commuter || Jan - Dec || $317.94 || 22.0% || $69.95
 
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| '''[[Bulgaria]]''' || Urban & Commuter || Jan - Dec || $331.33 || 22.0% || $72.89
 
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| '''[[Burkina Faso]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $---- || ----% || $49.85
 
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| '''[[Burkina Faso]]''' || All || Apr - Sep || $---- || ----% || $49.85
 
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| '''[[Burkina Faso]]''' || All || Oct - Dec || $---- || ----% || $53.65
 
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| '''[[Cambodia]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $203.00 || 30.0% || $60.90
 
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| '''[[Cameroon]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $51.00
 
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| '''[[Cape Verde]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $---- || ----% || $46.78
 
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| '''[[Cape Verde]]''' || All || Apr - Dec || $---- || ----% || $67.09
 
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| '''[[China]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $206.17 || 27.0% || $55.67
 
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| '''[[Colombia]]''' || All || Oct - Dec || $---- || ----% || $46.22
 
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| '''[[Costa Rica]]''' || Urban || Jan - Jul || $356.00 || 23.0% || $81.88
 
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| '''[[Costa Rica]]''' || Rural || Jan - Jul || $421.60 || 20.0% || $84.32
 
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| '''[[Costa Rica]]''' || Urban || Aug - Dec || $395.60 || 14.0% || $55.38
 
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| '''[[Costa Rica]]''' || Rural || Aug - Dec || $515.60 || 11.0% || $56.72
 
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| '''[[Dominican Republic]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $27.96
 
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| '''[[Eastern Caribbean]]''' || St. Lucia || Jan - Dec || $662.59 || 19.0% || $125.89
 
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| '''[[Eastern Caribbean]]''' || St. Vincent || Jan - Dec || $602.01 || 18.0% || $108.36
 
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| '''[[Eastern Caribbean]]''' || St. Kitts and Nevis || Jan - Dec || $800.12 || 15.0% || $120.02
 
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| '''[[Eastern Caribbean]]''' || Grenada || Jan - Dec || $742.90 || 17.0% || $126.29
 
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| '''[[Eastern Caribbean]]''' || Antigua and Barbuda || Jan - Dec || $907.03 || 16.0% || $145.12
 
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| '''[[Eastern Caribbean]]''' || Dominica || Jan - Dec || $725.45 || 16.0% || $116.07
 
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| '''[[Ecuador]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $---- || ----% || $34.00
 
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| '''[[Ecuador]]''' || All || Apr- Dec || $---- || ----% || $34.00
 
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| '''[[El Salvador]]''' || Urban || Jan - Dec || $450.00 || 6.7% || $30.00
 
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| '''[[El Salvador]]''' || Rural || Jan - Dec || $300.00 || 10.0% || $30.00
 
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| '''[[Ethiopia]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $18.00
 
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| '''[[Fiji]]''' || All || Jan - Nov || $---- || ----% || $76.92
 
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| '''[[Fiji]]''' || All || Dec || $---- || ----% || $76.92
 
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| '''[[Gambia]]''' || Urban || Jan - May || $240.98 || 36.0% || $86.75
 
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| '''[[Gambia]]''' || Urban || Jun - Dec || $240.98 || 22.0% || $53.02
 
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| '''[[Gambia]]''' || Rural || Jan - Dec || $206.98 || 41.0% || $84.86
 
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| '''[[Georgia]]''' || All || Jan - Nov || $---- || ----% || $124.55
 
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| '''[[Georgia]]''' || All || Dec || $---- || ----% || $43.71
 
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| '''[[Ghana]]''' || All || Jan - Apr || $---- || ----% || $70.00
 
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| '''[[Ghana]]''' || All || May - Dec || $---- || ----% || $71.00
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 1 || Jan - Aug || $370.60 || 33.1% || $122.52
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 2 || Jan - Aug || $322.90 || 37.9% || $122.51
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 3 || Jan - Aug || $310.91 || 39.4% || $122.53
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 4 || Jan - Aug || $286.06 || 42.8% || $122.52
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 1 || Sep - Nov || $370.60 || 11.0% || $40.88
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 2 || Sep - Nov || $322.90 || 12.7% || $40.88
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 3 || Sep - Nov || $310.91 || 13.2% || $40.89
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 4 || Sep - Nov || $286.06 || 14.3% || $40.88
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 1 || Dec || $351.32 || 10.7% || $37.70
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 2** || Dec || $312.32 || 12.1% || $37.67
 
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| '''[[Guatemala]]''' || Group 3 || Dec || $287.92 || 13.1% || $37.69
 
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| '''[[Guinea]]''' || All || Sep - Nov || $192.43 || 5.2% || $9.91
 
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| '''[[Guyana]]''' || Urban || Jan - Nov || $235.85 || 20.0% || $47.17
 
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| '''[[Guyana]]''' || Semi-Urban (a) || Jan - Nov || $217.70 || 20.0% || $43.54
 
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| '''[[Guyana]]''' || Semi-Urban (b) || Jan - Nov || $217.70 || 20.0% || $43.54
 
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| '''[[Guyana]]''' || Rural || Jan - Nov || $212.98 || 20.0% || $42.60
 
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| '''[[Guyana]]''' || Urban || Dec || $235.85 || 20.0% || $47.17
 
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| '''[[Guyana]]''' || Semi-Urban (a) || Dec || $217.70 || 20.0% || $43.54
 
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| '''[[Guyana]]''' || Semi-Urban (b) || Dec || $217.70 || 20.0% || $43.54
 
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| '''[[Guyana]]''' || Rural || Dec || $212.98 || 20.0% || $42.60
 
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| '''[[Honduras]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $13.65
 
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| '''[[Indonesia]]''' || All || Jun - Dec || $---- || ----% || $37.53
 
|-
 
| '''[[Jamaica]]''' || All || Jan - Apr || $---- || ----% || $34.93
 
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| '''[[Jamaica]]''' || All || May - Dec || $---- || ----% || $34.93
 
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| '''[[Jordan]]''' || All || Jan - Apr || $---- || ----% || $60.73
 
|-
 
| '''[[Jordan]]''' || All || May - Nov || $---- || ----% || $66.74
 
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| '''[[Jordan]]''' || All || Dec || $---- || ----% || $43.78
 
|-
 
| '''[[Kazakhstan]]''' || Tier 1 || Jan - Dec || $574.46 || 11.7% || $67.21
 
|-
 
| '''[[Kazakhstan]]''' || Tier 2 || Jan - Dec || $417.09 || 11.7% || $48.80
 
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| '''[[Kazakhstan]]''' || Tier 3 || Jan - Dec || $378.57 || 11.7% || $44.29
 
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| '''[[Kazakhstan]]''' || Tier 4 || Jan - Dec || $351.55 || 11.7% || $41.13
 
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| '''[[Kazakhstan]]''' || Tier 5 || Jan - Dec || $278.57 || 11.7% || $32.59
 
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| '''[[Kenya]]''' || All || Jan - Nov || $213.93 || 13.2% || $28.27
 
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| '''[[Kenya]]''' || All || Dec || $207.92 || 13.2% || $27.48
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 1 || Jan - Mar || $131.10 || 19.0% || $24.91
 
|-
 
| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 1 || Apr - May || $123.35 || 19.0% || $23.44
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 1-Homestay || Jun - Aug || $175.80 || 19.0% || $33.40
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 1-Apartment || Jun - Aug || $180.16 || 19.0% || $34.23
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 1 || Sep - Dec || $124.18 || 14.9% || $18.55
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 2 || Jan - Mar || $131.10 || 19.0% || $24.91
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 2 || Apri || $123.35 || 19.0% || $23.44
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier-2 Homestay || Jun - Aug || $151.46 || 19.0% || $28.78
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier-2 Apartment || Jun - Aug || $155.83 || 19.0% || $29.61
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 2 || Sep - Dec || $124.18 || 15.0% || $18.63
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 3 || Jan - Mar || $123.09 || 19.0% || $23.39
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 3 || Apr - May || $115.71 || 19.0% || $21.99
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 3 || Jun - Aug || $132.91 || 19.0% || $25.25
 
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| '''[[Krygyz Republic]]''' || Tier 3 || Sep - Dec || $124.18 || 14.9% || $18.55
 
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| '''[[Lesotho]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $232.47 || 48.0% || $111.58
 
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| '''[[Lesotho]]''' || All || Apr - Dec || $265.57 || 17.3% || $45.96
 
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| '''[[Liberia]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $---- || ----% || $68.00
 
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| '''[[Liberia]]''' || All || Apr - Dec || $---- || ----% || $70.00
 
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| '''[[Macedonia]]''' || Skopje || Jan - Nov || $304.35 || 10.7% || $32.61
 
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| '''[[Macedonia]]''' || Non-Skopje || Jan - Nov || $250.00 || 13.0% || $32.61
 
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| '''[[Macedonia]]''' || Skopje || Dec || $326.34 || 10.7% || $34.97
 
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| '''[[Macedonia]]''' || Non-Skopje || Dec || $268.07 || 13.0% || $34.97
 
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| '''[[Madagascar]]''' || Urban || Jan - Nov || $143.50 || 46.7% || $67.01
 
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| '''[[Malawi]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $---- || ----% || $36.00
 
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| '''[[Malawi]]''' || All || Apr - Dec || $---- || ----% || $36.00
 
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| '''[[Mali]]''' || Bamako || Jan - Nov || $283.15 || 16.2% || $45.87
 
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| '''[[Mali]]''' || Regional Capital || Jan - Nov || $263.21 || 17.4% || $45.85
 
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| '''[[Mali]]''' || Rural || Jan - Nov || $209.37 || 21.9% || $45.85
 
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| '''[[Mali]]''' || Bamako || Dec || $283.15 || 16.2% || $45.87
 
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| '''[[Mali]]''' || Regional Capital || Dec || $263.21 || 17.4% || $45.85
 
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| '''[[Mali]]''' || Rural || Dec || $209.37 || 21.9% || $45.85
 
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| '''[[Mexico]]''' || Urban (zone A) || Jan - Nov || $752.00 || 23.9% || $179.88
 
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| '''[[Mexico]]''' || Urban (zone A-1) || Jan - Nov || $600.79 || 29.9% || $179.88
 
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| '''[[Mexico]]''' || Semi-Urban (zone B) || Jan - Nov || $678.40 || 25.2% || $171.18
 
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| '''[[Mexico]]''' || Semi-Urban (zone B-1) || Jan - Nov || $546.40 || 31.3% || $171.18
 
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| '''[[Mexico]]''' || Rural (zone C) || Jan - Nov || $648.00 || 26.4% || $171.18
 
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| '''[[Mexico]]''' || Rural (zone C-1) || Jan - Nov || $529.60 || 32.3% || $171.18
 
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| '''[[Micronesia]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $383.00 || 17.8% || $68.00
 
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| '''[[Moldova]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $14.00
 
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| '''[[Mongolia]]''' || Urban || Jan - Nov || $142.82 || 13.2% || $18.85
 
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| '''[[Mongolia]]''' || Semi-Urban (a) || Jan - Nov || $142.82 || 13.2% || $18.85
 
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| '''[[Mongolia]]''' || Semi-Urban (b) || Jan - Nov || $142.82 || 13.2% || $18.85
 
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| '''[[Mongolia]]''' || Rural || Jan - Nov || $142.82 || 13.2% || $18.85
 
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| '''[[Mongolia]]''' || Urban || Dec || $135.33 || 13.2% || $17.86
 
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| '''[[Mongolia]]''' || Semi-Urban (a) || Dec || $135.33 || 13.2% || $17.86
 
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| '''[[Mongolia]]''' || Semi-Urban (b) || Dec || $135.33 || 13.2% || $17.86
 
|-
 
| '''[[Mongolia]]''' || Rural || Dec || $135.33 || 13.2% || $17.86
 
|-
 
| '''[[Morocco]]''' || All || Jan - Apr || $236.71 || 24.5% || $57.99
 
|-
 
| '''[[Morocco]]''' || TG-10-01 ( 71 PCVs) || May || $206.17 || 24.5% || $50.51
 
|-
 
| '''[[Morocco]]''' || TG-10-01 ( 68 PCVs) || Jun || $118.36 || 24.5% || $29.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Morocco]]''' || All but TG-10-01 || May - Jun || $236.71 || 24.5% || $57.99
 
|-
 
| '''[[Morocco]]''' || All || Jul - Oct || $236.71 || 24.5% || $57.99
 
|-
 
| '''[[Morocco]]''' || TG-10-02 (67 PCVs) || Nov || $27.62 || 24.5% || $6.77
 
|-
 
| '''[[Morocco]]''' || TG-10-02 (67 PCVs) || Dec || $118.36 || 24.5% || $29.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Morocco]]''' || All but TG-10-02 || Nov - Dec || $236.71 || 24.5% || $57.99
 
|-
 
| '''[[Mozambique]]''' || All || Jun - Jul || $---- || ----% || $145.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Mozambique]]''' || All || Aug - Dec || $---- || ----% || $165.21
 
|-
 
| '''[[Namibia]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $20.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Nicaragua]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $27.72
 
|-
 
| '''[[Niger]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $---- || ----% || $43.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Niger]]''' || All || Apr - Dec || $---- || ----% || $43.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Panama]]''' || All || Jan - Aug || $---- || ----% || $20.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Panama]]''' || All || Sep - Dec || $---- || ----% || $30.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Paraguay]]''' || Urban || Jan - Nov || $356.44 || 10.8% || $38.42
 
|-
 
| '''[[Paraguay]]''' || Semi-Urban (a) || Jan - Nov || $316.83 || 11.0% || $34.85
 
|-
 
| '''[[Paraguay]]''' || Semi-Urban (b) || Jan - Nov || $297.03 || 10.0% || $29.61
 
|-
 
| '''[[Paraguay]]''' || Rural || Jan - Nov || $257.43 || 11.4% || $29.37
 
|-
 
| '''[[Paraguay]]''' || Urban || Dec || $414.89 || 10.8% || $44.73
 
|-
 
| '''[[Paraguay]]''' || Semi-Urban (a) || Dec || $382.98 || 11.0% || $42.13
 
|-
 
| '''[[Paraguay]]''' || Semi-Urban (b) || Dec || $351.06 || 10.0% || $35.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Paraguay]]''' || Rural || Dec || $308.51 || 11.4% || $35.20
 
|-
 
| '''[[Peru]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $47.70
 
|-
 
| '''[[Philippines]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $43.44
 
|-
 
| '''[[Romania]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $17.95
 
|-
 
| '''[[Rwanda]]''' || All || Jan - Nov || $241.34 || 12.2% || $29.44
 
|-
 
| '''[[Rwanda]]''' || All || Dec || $241.34 || 12.2% || $29.44
 
|-
 
| '''[[Samoa]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $51.83
 
|-
 
| '''[[Senegal]]''' || All || Jan - Mar || $---- || ----% || $47.52
 
|-
 
| '''[[Senegal]]''' || All || Apr - Dec || $---- || ----% || $47.52
 
|-
 
| '''[[Sierra Leone]]''' || All || Aug - Dec || $212.50 || 24.0% || $51.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[South Africa]]''' || All || Jan - Aug || $280.00 || 37.0% || $103.60
 
|-
 
| '''[[South Africa]]''' || All || Sep - Dec || $306.67 || 20.0% || $61.33
 
|-
 
| '''[[Suriname]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $26.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Swaziland]]''' || All || Jan - Nov || $302.42 || 10.0% || $30.24
 
|-
 
| '''[[Tanzania]]''' || All || Jan - Sep || $---- || ----% || $53.29
 
|-
 
| '''[[Tanzania]]''' || All || Oct - Dec || $---- || ----% || $27.71
 
|-
 
| '''[[Thailand]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $220.17 || 15% || $30.02
 
|-
 
| '''[[Togo]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $258.42 || 11.0% || $28.43
 
|-
 
| '''[[Tonga]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $11.38
 
|-
 
| '''[[Turkmenistan]]''' || Urban (Ashgabat City/Balkan Veleyat) || Jan - May || $253.00 || 20.0% || $50.60
 
|-
 
| '''[[Turkmenistan]]''' || Urban (Ashgabat City/Balkan Veleyat) || Jun - Dec || $261.00 || 20.0% || $52.20
 
|-
 
| '''[[Turkmenistan]]''' || Semi-Urban (Lebap/Dashoguz Veleyats) || Jan - May || $207.00 || 20.0% || $41.40
 
|-
 
| '''[[Turkmenistan]]''' || Semi-Urban (Lebap/Dashoguz Veleyats) || Jun - Dec || $215.00 || 20.0% || $43.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Turkmenistan]]''' || Rural (Mary Veleyat/Ahal Veleyat) || Jan - May || $196.00 || 20.0% || $39.20
 
|-
 
| '''[[Turkmenistan]]''' || Rural (Mary Veleyat/Ahal Veleyat) || Jun - Dec || $204.00 || 20.0% || $40.80
 
|-
 
| '''[[Uganda]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $60.97
 
|-
 
| '''[[Ukraine]]''' || All || Jan - Dec || $---- || ----% || $17.00
 
|-
 
| '''[[Vanuatu]]''' || Urban (Port Vila) || Jan - Dec || $640.94 || 15.0% || $96.14
 
|-
 
| '''[[Vanuatu]]''' || Semi-Urban (Luganville) || Jan - Dec || $608.56 || 15.0% || $91.28
 
|-
 
| '''[[Vanuatu]]''' || Rural (everywhere else) || Jan - Dec || $543.81 || 15.0% || $81.57
 
|-
 
| '''[[Zambia]]''' || Urban || Jan - Aug || $392.13 || 32.0% || $125.48
 
|-
 
| '''[[Zambia]]''' || Rural || Jan - Aug || $268.85 || 34.0% || $91.41
 
|}
 
 
 
==Pre-Service Training Walk-Around Allowance==
 
 
 
For the year: <big>'''[[2010]]'''</big>
 
 
 
'''''Click on the tabs on the top row to sort by that column.'''''
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1" style="text-align:right"
 
|-
 
! [[:Category:Country | COUNTRY]]<br> !! PST Start Date<br> !! PST End Date<br> !! Total PST days<br> !! Daily Amount<br> !! PST Taxable Amount<br>
 
|-
 
| [[Albania]] || February 17, 2010 || May 27, 2010 || 100 || $5.20 || $520.00
 
|-
 
| [[Armenia]] || May 31, 2010 || August 5, 2010 || 67 || $3.21 || $215.07
 
|-
 
| [[Azerbaijan]] || September 24, 2010 || December 8, 2010 || 76 || $2.62 || $199.12
 
|-
 
| [[Belize]] || March 25, 2010 || May 28, 2010 || 65 || $5.00 || $325.00
 
|-
 
| [[Benin]] || July 16, 2010 || September 17, 2010 || 64 || $2.95 || $188.80
 
|-
 
| [[Botswana]] || April 12, 2010 || June 9, 2010 || 59 || $3.18 || $187.62
 
|-
 
| [[Bulgaria]] || May 12, 2010 || July 23, 2010 || 73 || $4.69 || $342.37
 
|-
 
| [[Burkina Faso]] || June 9, 2010 || August 25, 2010 || 78 || $2.99 || $233.22
 
|-
 
| [[Burkina Faso]] || October 14, 2010 || December 16, 2010 || 64 || $3.22 || $206.08
 
|-
 
| [[Cambodia]] || July 22, 2010 || September 23, 2010 || 64 || $3.00 || $192.00
 
|-
 
| [[Cameroon]] || June 5, 2010 || August 18, 2010 || 75 || $2.58 || $193.13
 
|-
 
| [[Cameroon]] || September 19, 2010 || December 1, 2010 || 74 || $2.58 || $190.56
 
|-
 
| [[Cape Verde]] || July 17, 2010 || September 18, 2010 || 64 || $3.88 || $248.57
 
|-
 
| [[China]] || July 1, 2010 || August 27, 2010 || 58 || $4.54 || $263.37
 
|-
 
| [[Colombia]] || September 27, 2010 || October 16, 2010 || 20 || $3.78 || $75.68
 
|-
 
| [[Costa Rica]] || March 2, 2010 || May 21, 2010 || 81 || $4.00 || $324.00
 
|-
 
| [[Costa Rica]] || October 4, 2010 || December 17, 2010 || 75 || $6.00 || $450.00
 
|-
 
| [[Dominican Republic]] || March 4, 2010 || March 24, 2010 || 21 || $1.26 || $26.46
 
|-
 
| [[Dominican Republic]] || March 25, 2010 || May 1, 2010 || 38 || $0.98 || $37.24
 
|-
 
| [[Dominican Republic]] || May 2, 2010 || May 12, 2010 || 11 || $1.26 || $13.86
 
|-
 
| [[Dominican Republic]] || August 20, 2010 || September 8, 2010 || 20 || $1.26 || $25.20
 
|-
 
| [[Dominican Republic]] || September 9, 2010 || October 16, 2010 || 38 || $0.98 || $37.24
 
|-
 
| [[Dominican Republic]] || October 17, 2010 || October 27, 2010 || 11 || $1.26 || $13.86
 
|-
 
| [[Eastern Caribbean]] || February 23, 2010 || April 20, 2010 || 57 || $1.96 || $111.72
 
|-
 
| [[Eastern Caribbean]] || August 24, 2010 || October 19, 2010 || 57 || $1.96 || $111.72
 
|-
 
| [[Ecuador]] || February 18, 2010 || April 22, 2010 || 64 || $2.25 || $144.00
 
|-
 
| [[Ecuador]] || June 16, 2010 || August 18, 2010 || 64 || $2.25 || $144.00
 
|-
 
| [[El Salvador]] || February 4, 2010 || March 25, 2010 || 50 || $2.25 || $112.50
 
|-
 
| [[El Salvador]] || July 21, 2010 || September 17, 2010 || 59 || $2.50 || $147.50
 
|-
 
| [[Ethiopia]] || September 20, 2010 || December 3, 2010 || 75 || $1.00 || $75.00
 
|-
 
| [[Fiji]] || May 20, 2010 || July 8, 2010 || 50 || $3.29 || $164.37
 
|-
 
| [[Gambia]] || June 29, 2010 || September 3, 2010 || 67 || $1.11 || $74.37
 
|-
 
| [[Gambia]] || August 14, 2010 || September 3, 2010 || 21 || $1.11 || $23.31
 
|-
 
| [[Georgia]] || April 28, 2010 || July 10, 2010 || 74 || $2.40 || $177.60
 
|-
 
| [[Ghana]] || June 4, 2010 || August 13, 2010 || 71 || $2.80 || $198.60
 
|-
 
| [[Guatemala]] || January 6, 2010 || March 25, 2010 || 79 || $3.79 || $299.05
 
|-
 
| [[Guatemala]] || April 28, 2010 || July 15, 2010 || 79 || $3.79 || $299.05
 
|-
 
| [[Guatemala]] || August 11, 2010 || October 28, 2010 || 79 || $3.79 || $299.05
 
|-
 
| [[Guinea]] || September 4, 2010 || September 19, 2010 || 16 || $3.21 || $51.31
 
|-
 
| [[Guinea]] || October 8, 2010 || October 23, 2010 || 16 || $3.21 || $51.31
 
|-
 
| [[Guyana]] || February 7, 2010 || March 30, 2010 || 52 || $3.00 || $156.00
 
|-
 
| [[Honduras]] || February 25, 2010 || May 15, 2010 || 80 || $3.07 || $245.60
 
|-
 
| [[Honduras]] || June 23, 2010 || September 10, 2010 || 80 || $3.07 || $245.60
 
|-
 
| [[Indonesia]] || March 18, 2010 || June 3, 2010 || 78 || $1.75 || $136.50
 
|-
 
| [[Jamaica]] || March 19, 2010 || May 21, 2010 || 64 || $10.56 || $675.84
 
|-
 
| [[Jordan]] || July 10, 2010 || September 10, 2010 || 63 || $3.41 || $214.77
 
|-
 
| [[Jordan]] || October 10, 2010 || December 12, 2010 || 64 || $3.41 || $218.18
 
|-
 
| [[Kazakhstan]] || August 20, 2010 || November 6, 2010 || 79 || $2.90 || $228.76
 
|-
 
| [[Kazakhstan]] || August 20, 2010 || November 6, 2010 || 79 || $3.38 || $266.89
 
|-
 
| [[Kenya]] || May 27, 2010 || July 17, 2010 || 52 || $4.54 || $235.98
 
|-
 
| [[Kenya]] || October 14, 2010 || December 11, 2010 || 59 || $4.42 || $260.56
 
|-
 
| [[Krygyz Republic]] || March 29, 2010 || June 2, 2010 || 66 || $1.11 || $73.33
 
|-
 
| [[Lesotho]] || January 1, 2010 || January 7, 2010 || 7 || $2.00 || $14.00
 
|-
 
| [[Lesotho]] || June 4, 2010 || August 11, 2010 || 69 || $2.00 || $138.00
 
|-
 
| [[Liberia]] || July 9, 2010 || September 10, 2010 || 64 || $3.41 || $218.24
 
|-
 
| [[Liberia]] || October 9, 2010 || December 12, 2010 || 65 || $3.41 || $221.65
 
|-
 
| [[Macedonia]] || September 12, 2010 || November 24, 2010 || 74 || $2.72 || $201.09
 
|-
 
| [[Madagascar]] || March 3, 2010 || May 3, 2010 || 62 || $5.20 || $322.23
 
|-
 
| [[Madagascar]] || July 22, 2010 || September 20, 2010 || 61 || $5.20 || $317.03
 
|-
 
| [[Malawi]] || February 27, 2010 || April 27, 2010 || 60 || $2.73 || $163.80
 
|-
 
| [[Malawi]] || June 16, 2010 || August 25, 2010 || 71 || $2.73 || $193.83
 
|-
 
| [[Mali]] || July 3, 2010 || September 3, 2010 || 63 || $5.98 || $376.87
 
|-
 
| [[Mexico]] || August 18, 2010 || November 10, 2010 || 85 || $4.80 || $408.00
 
|-
 
| [[Micronesia]] || September 4, 2010 || November 12, 2010 || 70 || $3.00 || $210.00
 
|-
 
| [[Moldova]] || June 10, 2010 || August 17, 2010 || 69 || $2.00 || $138.00
 
|-
 
| [[Moldova]] || June 10, 2010 || August 5, 2010 || 57 || $2.00 || $114.00
 
|-
 
| [[Mongolia]] || June 5, 2010 || August 19, 2010 || 76 || $1.56 || $118.56
 
|-
 
| [[Morocco]] || March 3, 2010 || May 5, 2010 || 64 || $3.39 || $216.64
 
|-
 
| [[Morocco]] || September 15, 2010 || November 24, 2010 || 71 || $3.39 || $240.34
 
|-
 
| [[Mozambique]] || October 1, 2010 || December 10, 2010 || 71 || $4.73 || $335.83
 
|-
 
| [[Namibia]] || February 20, 2010 || April 16, 2010 || 56 || $2.67 || $149.33
 
|-
 
| [[Namibia]] || August 18, 2010 || October 16, 2010 || 60 || $3.33 || $200.00
 
|-
 
| [[Nicaragua]] || January 20, 2010 || April 9, 2010 || 80 || $1.76 || $140.80
 
|-
 
| [[Nicaragua]] || May 12, 2010 || July 30, 2010 || 80 || $1.76 || $140.80
 
|-
 
| [[Nicaragua]] || September 1, 2010 || November 20, 2010 || 81 || $1.76 || $142.56
 
|-
 
| [[Niger]] || July 8, 2010 || September 23, 2010 || 78 || $3.22 || $251.07
 
|-
 
| [[Niger]] || October 22, 2010 || December 30, 2010 || 70 || $3.22 || $225.32
 
|-
 
| [[Panama]] || April 21, 2010 || July 1, 2010 || 72 || $3.00 || $216.00
 
|-
 
| [[Panama]] || August 18, 2010 || October 28, 2010 || 72 || $3.00 || $216.00
 
|-
 
| [[Paraguay]] || February 10, 2010 || April 30, 2010 || 80 || $3.96 || $316.83
 
|-
 
| [[Paraguay]] || June 3, 2010 || August 20, 2010 || 79 || $3.96 || $312.87
 
|-
 
| [[Paraguay]] || September 30, 2010 || December 10, 2010 || 72 || $3.96 || $285.15
 
|-
 
| [[Peru]] || June 12, 2010 || August 20, 2010 || 70 || $2.83 || $198.10
 
|-
 
| [[Peru]] || September 18, 2010 || November 26, 2010 || 70 || $2.86 || $200.20
 
|-
 
| [[Philippines]] || August 21, 2010 || November 12, 2010 || 84 || $1.83 || $153.72
 
|-
 
| [[Romania]] || May 22, 2010 || August 5, 2010 || 76 || $4.02 || $305.52
 
|-
 
| [[Rwanda]] || February 25, 2010 || May 4, 2010 || 69 || $2.53 || $174.83
 
|-
 
| [[Rwanda]] || October 21, 2010 || January 3, 2011 || 75 || $2.53 || $190.03
 
|-
 
| [[Samoa]] || October 6, 2010 || December 17, 2010 || 73 || $1.93 || $140.90
 
|-
 
| [[Senegal]] || March 10, 2010 || May 14, 2010 || 66 || $3.41 || $225.00
 
|-
 
| [[Senegal]] || August 11, 2010 || October 15, 2010 || 66 || $3.41 || $225.00
 
|-
 
| [[Sierra Leone]] || June 4, 2010 || August 13, 2010 || 71 || $2.30 || $163.30
 
|-
 
| [[South Africa]] || January 29, 2010 || March 25, 2010 || 56 || $1.90 || $106.40
 
|-
 
| [[South Africa]] || July 24, 2010 || September 16, 2010 || 55 || $1.90 || $104.50
 
|-
 
| [[Suriname]] || May 6, 2010 || July 31, 2010 || 63 || $2.00 || $126.00
 
|-
 
| [[Swaziland]] || June 27, 2010 || August 23, 2010 || 58 || $3.36 || $194.88
 
|-
 
| [[Tanzania]] || June 16, 2010 || August 18, 2010 || 64 || $2.70 || $172.97
 
|-
 
| [[Tanzania]] || September 24, 2010 || November 24, 2010 || 62 || $3.09 || $191.51
 
|-
 
| [[Thailand]] || January 19, 2010 || March 31, 2010 || 72 || $3.81 || $274.32
 
|-
 
| [[Togo]] || June 5, 2010 || August 5, 2010 || 62 || $1.75 || $108.50
 
|-
 
| [[Togo]] || September 18, 2010 || November 18, 2010 || 62 || $1.75 || $108.50
 
|-
 
| [[Tonga]] || October 7, 2010 || December 17, 2010 || 72 || $5.72 || $411.90
 
|-
 
| [[Turkmenistan]] || March 25, 2010 || June 2, 2010 || 70 || $2.46 || $172.20
 
|-
 
| [[Turkmenistan]] || October 1, 2010 || December 10, 2010 || 71 || $2.46 || $174.66
 
|-
 
| [[Uganda]] || February 9, 2010 || April 21, 2010 || 72 || $2.52 || $181.54
 
|-
 
| [[Uganda]] || August 9, 2010 || October 21, 2010 || 74 || $2.52 || $186.59
 
|-
 
| [[Ukraine]] || March 31, 2010 || June 17, 2010 || 79 || $1.26 || $99.54
 
|-
 
| [[Ukraine]] || September 19, 2010 || December 8, 2010 || 81 || $1.89 || $153.10
 
|-
 
| [[Ukraine]] || September 26, 2010 || December 15, 2010 || 81 || $1.89 || $153.10
 
|-
 
| [[Vanuatu]] || September 12, 2010 || November 5, 2010 || 55 || $6.48 || $356.14
 
|-
 
| [[Zambia]] || February 18, 2010 || April 23, 2010 || 65 || $2.63 || $170.95
 
|-
 
| [[Zambia]] || July 22, 2010 || September 24, 2010 || 65 || $2.63 || $170.95
 
|}
 
 
 
 
 
==See Also==
 
 
 
'''See Also:'''<br>
 
'''[[Volunteer allowance rates]]''':  Different allowance rates, from Settling-In to Emergency-Leave<br>
 
'''[[Forms]]''':    Forms used for payments, reimbursements, or survey for allowance increases<br>
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:resources]]
 

Revision as of 21:59, 12 March 2009


Training in [[{{#explode:Training in Romania| |2}} {{#explode:Training in Romania| |3}} {{#explode:Training in Romania| |4}}]]
Pre-service training will probably be the most intense period of your Peace Corps service, as you will need to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully serve as a Volunteer in just 10 weeks. While the training period will be extremely busy, it should also be a time of excitement, discovery, and self-fulfillment. The effort and challenges of adapting to a new culture will draw on your reserves of patience and humor but will be handsomely rewarded with a sense of belonging among new friends.
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See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks

[[Category: {{#explode:Training in Romania| |2}} {{#explode:Training in Romania| |3}} {{#explode:Training in Romania| |4}}]]

The Peace Corps provides 10 weeks of training that begins immediately upon your arrival in Romania. The schedule is Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Pre-service training contains five major components: technical training, language training, cross-cultural training, health training, and safety and security training. Training is a time for you to reexamine your commitment to becoming a Volunteer in Romania and a time for Peace Corps staff to get to know you and be assured that your skills and attitude are a good match for the program in Romania. Throughout the training period, self-assessment as well as assessment by Peace Corps staff will measure your progress toward meeting training objectives.

Technical Training

Technical training prepares you to work in Romania by using development techniques, including community participation, to gain acceptance of the skills you have learned through work and school experiences. You will also develop new skills in a manner appropriate to the type of work you will be doing. Training places great emphasis on learning how to transfer the skills you have to the community in which you will serve as a Volunteer.

Technical training focuses on the knowledge and skills you will need to be effective in your program sector. It includes sessions on the general economic and political situation in Romania and strategies for working within such a framework.

You will review your technical sector’s goals and will meet with the Romanian agencies and organizations that invited the Peace Corps to assist them. You will be supported and evaluated by experienced Romanian trainers and Peace Corps staff throughout the training to build the confidence and skills you need to undertake your project activities and be a productive member of your community.

Language Training

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will find that language skills are the key to personal and professional satisfaction during your service. These skills are critical to your job performance, they help you integrate into your host community, and they can ease your personal adaptation to the new surroundings. Language training is the heart of the training program, and you must successfully meet minimum language requirements to complete training and become a Volunteer. Experienced Romanian language instructors provide language instruction five days a week in small classes of four to six people.

Your language training will incorporate a community-based approach. In addition to classroom time, you will be given assignments to work on outside of the classroom and with your host family. The goal is to get you to a point of basic social communication skills so that you can practice and develop language skills further on your own. Prior to being sworn in as a Volunteer, you will work on strategies to continue language studies during your two years of service. There will also be follow-up language study during in-service training.

Cross-Cultural Training

As part of your pre-service training, you will live with a Romanian host family. This experience is designed to ease your transition to life at your site. Families go through an orientation conducted by Peace Corps staff to explain the purpose of pre-service training and to assist them in helping you adapt to living in Romania. Many Volunteers form strong and lasting friendships with their host families.

Cross-cultural and community development training will help you improve your communication skills and understand your role as a facilitator of development. You will be exposed to topics such as acculturation, conflict resolution, gender and development, values analysis, and understanding local institutions.

Health Training

During pre-service training, you will be given basic medical training and information. You will be expected to practice preventive healthcare and to take responsibility for your own health by adhering to all medical policies. Trainees must attend all medical sessions. The topics include preventive health measures and minor and major medical issues that you might encounter while in Romania. Nutrition, mental health, safety and security, setting up a safe living compound, and how to avoid HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are also covered.

Safety Training

You will learn how to adopt a lifestyle that reduces your risks at home, at work, and during your travels. You will also learn appropriate, effective strategies for coping with unwanted attention and about your individual responsibility for promoting safety throughout your service.

Additional Trainings During Volunteer Service

In its commitment to institutionalize quality training, the Peace Corps has implemented a training system that provides Volunteers with continual opportunities to reaffirm their commitment to Peace Corps service while increasing their technical and cross-cultural skills.

During your service, there are typically three training events.

The titles and objectives for those trainings are as follows:

  • In-service training: Provides an opportunity for Volunteers to upgrade their technical, language, and project development skills while sharing their experiences and reaffirming their commitment after having served for three to six months.
  • Midterm conference: Assists Volunteers in reviewing their first year, reassessing their personal and project objectives, and planning for their second year of service.
  • Close-of-service conference: Prepares Volunteers for the future after Peace Corps service and reviews their respective projects and personal experiences. There are also opportunities for Volunteers to network with one another across program sectors. Training events are integrated and interrelated, from the pre-departure orientation through the end of service, and are planned, implemented, and evaluated cooperatively by the training staff, Peace Corps staff, and Volunteers.