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{{FAQs by country}}
This is the 'Volunteer' form. To add yourself to the Peace Corps Wiki, enter your '''first''' and '''last name''' below to create a page title.
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===How much luggage am I allowed to bring to Ethiopia?===
''if a page with that name already exists, you will be sent to a form to edit that page.''
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{{#forminput:Volunteer}}
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''
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To edit the form to see the source code. You can add data with this form [[Special:AddPage/volunteer|here]].
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''
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<includeonly>
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<h2>Volunteer: {{{field|page title}}}</h2>
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{{{for template|Volunteerinfobox|label=Add Volunteer Service Information (*) REQUIRED}}}
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<table width="100%" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" style="padding:10px;border:1px solid #666666">
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<tr style="background-color:#EEEEEE;">
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Most airlines have baggage size and weight limits and assess
<td width="200">
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charges for transport of baggage that exceeds those limits.
<p>
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The Peace Corps has its own size and weight limits and will
<strong>
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not pay the cost of transport for baggage that exceeds these
First Name:
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limits. The Peace Corps’ allowance is two checked pieces
</strong>
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of luggage with combined dimensions of both pieces not to
(ex:
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exceed 107 inches (length + width + height) and a carry-on
<strong>
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bag with dimensions of no more than 45 inches. Checked
Joseph
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baggage should not exceed 80 pounds [or 100 for countries
</strong>
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with cold weather] total with a maximum weight of 50 pounds
<small>
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for any one bag.
Donald Doe</small>)*
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<br />
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{{{field|firstname|mandatory|input type=text}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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Volunteer's first name. Please use '''"Joseph"''' and not '''"Joe"'''.
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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Peace Corps Volunteers are not allowed to take pets,
<td>
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weapons, explosives, radio transmitters (shortwave radios
<p>
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are permitted), automobiles, or motorcycles to their overseas
<strong>
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assignments. Do not pack flammable materials or liquids
Middle Name:
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such as lighter fluid, cleaning solvents, hair spray, or aerosol
</strong>
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containers. This is an important safety precaution.
(ex: <small>Joseph</small>
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<strong>
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Donald
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</strong>
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<small>
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Doe</small>)  
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<br>
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{{{field|middlename|input type=text}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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OPTIONAL: For example, Joseph '''Donald''' Doe / Joseph '''D.''' Doe / Joseph '''(Joe)''' Doe
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr style="background-color:#EEEEEE;">
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===What is the electric current in Ethiopia?===
<td>
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<p>
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<strong>
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Last name:
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</strong>
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(ex: <small>
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Joseph Donald
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</small>
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<strong>
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Doe</strong>)*
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<br>
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{{{field|lastname|mandatory|input type=text}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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Please use the last name you held when your completed service.
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td>
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<p>
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<strong>
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Country of Service:*
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</strong>
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(ex: <small>
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Armenia
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</small> )
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<br>
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{{{field|mandatory|country}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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Choose your country from a list of 145+ plus countries that PC served in. [[Property:Served in|Browse]]
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr style="background-color:#EEEEEE;">
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<td>
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<p>
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<strong>
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Dates service started and ended:*
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</strong>
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<br>
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{{{field|yearservicestarted|mandatory}}} to {{{field|yearserviceended|mandatory}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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Date that your cohort was sworn-in and when you COSed, Only year is required in end. [[Property:Started service in|Browse]]
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td>
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<p>
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<strong>
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Site name:
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</strong>
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(ex: <small>
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Sisian
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</small> )
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<br>
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{{{field|site_name|input type=text}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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Some have multiple names in different languages or the name has changed over the political history of the country it is best to select the most colloquial or the most convention name, a Google or Wikipedia search often helps determine which name is appropriate for use.  <br>
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[[Property:Name of community was|Browse]].
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr style="background-color:#EEEEEE;">
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<td>
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<p>
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<strong>
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Region:
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</strong>
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<br>
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{{{field|region|input type=text}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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The name of the region where the site is located.  [[Property:Name of region was|Browse]]
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td>
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<p>
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<strong>
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Groupcode:
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</strong>
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(ex:<small>A-12</small>)
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<br>
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{{{field|groupcode|input type=text}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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Groupcode. [[Property:Group code was|Browse]]
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr style="background-color:#EEEEEE;">
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<td>
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<p>
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<strong>
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From US State:
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</strong>
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(ex:<small>California</small>)
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<br>
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{{{field|state|input type=text}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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State that Volunteer: [[Property:Is from state|Browse]].
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td>
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<p>
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<strong>
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From US City:
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</strong>
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(ex:<small>Los Angles</small>)
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<br>
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{{{field|uscity|input type=text}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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City that Volunteer is from: [[Property:Is from town or city|Browse]].
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr style="background-color:#EEEEEE;">
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<td width="100">
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<p>
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<strong>
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Program:
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</strong>
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(ex:<small>Education</small>)
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<br>
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{{{field|program|no autocomplete}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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Program area.
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</td>
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</tr>
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<tr>
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<td width="100">
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<p>
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<strong>
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Assignment:
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</strong>
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(ex:<small>Secondary Education</small>)
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<br>
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{{{field|assignment01|no autocomplete}}}
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</p>
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</td>
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<td>
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</td>
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</tr>
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</table>
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{{{end template}}}
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The local current is 220-240 volts/50 cycles. Small electrical
 +
appliances can generally be used with converters. Most
 +
electronic equipment (MP3 players, battery chargers, etc.)
 +
will operate on local current with just an adapter (two small
 +
round pins).
  
{{{standard input|free text}}}
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===How much money should I bring?===
  
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Volunteers are expected to live at the same level as the people
 +
in their community. You will be given a settling-in allowance
 +
and a monthly living allowance, which should cover your
 +
expenses. Often Volunteers wish to bring additional money for
 +
vacation travel to other countries. Credit cards and traveler’s
 +
checks are preferable to cash. If you choose to bring extra
 +
money, bring the amount that will suit your own travel plans
 +
and needs.
  
{{{standard input|summary}}}
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===When can I take vacation and have people visit me?===
  
{{{standard input|minor edit}}} {{{standard input|watch}}}
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Each Volunteer accrues two vacation days per month of
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service (excluding training). Leave may not be taken during
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training, the first three months of service, or the last three
 +
months of service, except in conjunction with an authorized
 +
emergency leave. Family and friends are welcome to visit
 +
you after pre-service training and the first three months of
 +
service as long as their stay does not interfere with your work.
 +
Extended stays at your site are not encouraged and may
 +
require permission from your country director. The Peace
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Corps is not able to provide your visitors with visa, medical, or
 +
travel assistance.
  
{{{standard input|save}}} {{{standard input|preview}}} {{{standard input|changes}}} {{{standard input|cancel}}}
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===Will my belongings be covered by insurance?===
</includeonly>
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The Peace Corps does not provide insurance coverage for
 +
personal effects; Volunteers are ultimately responsible for
 +
the safekeeping of their personal belongings. However, you
 +
can purchase personal property insurance before you leave.
 +
If you wish, you may contact your own insurance company;
 +
additionally, insurance application forms will be provided,
 +
and we encourage you to consider them carefully. Volunteers
 +
should not ship or take valuable items overseas. Jewelry,
 +
watches, radios, cameras, and expensive appliances are
 +
subject to loss, theft, and breakage, and in many places,
 +
satisfactory maintenance and repair services are not available.
  
 +
===Do I need an international driver’s license?===
  
 +
Volunteers in Ethiopia do not need an international driver’s
 +
license because they are prohibited from operating privately
 +
owned motorized vehicles. Most urban travel is by bus or
 +
taxi. Rural travel ranges from buses and minibuses to trucks,
 +
bicycles, and lots of walking.
  
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===What should I bring as gifts for Ethiopian friends and my host family?===
  
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This is not a requirement. A token of friendship is sufficient.
 +
Some gift suggestions include knickknacks for the house;
 +
pictures, books, or calendars of American scenes; souvenirs
 +
from your area; hard candies that will not melt or spoil; or
 +
photos to give away.
  
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===Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?===
{{{info|add title=Add Volunteer Info|edit title=Edit Volunteer Info|page name=<Volunteerinfobox[firstname]>_<Volunteerinfobox[firstname]>}}}
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</includeonly><includeonly>
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Peace Corps trainees are not assigned to individual sites
{{{for template|Volunteerinfobox|multiple|label=Vital Volunteer Information Box}}}
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until after they have completed pre-service training. This
'''Firstname:''' {{{field|firstname|mandatory|input type=text}}}
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gives Peace Corps staff the opportunity to assess each
 +
trainee’s technical and language skills prior to assigning sites,
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in addition to finalizing site selections with their ministry
 +
counterparts. If feasible, you may have the opportunity to
 +
provide input on your site preferences, including geographical
 +
location, distance from other Volunteers, and living conditions.
 +
However, keep in mind that many factors influence the site
 +
selection process and that the Peace Corps cannot guarantee
 +
placement where you would ideally like to be. Most Volunteers
 +
live in small towns or in rural villages and are usually within
 +
several hours from another Volunteer. Some sites require a
 +
10- to 12-hour drive from the capital.
  
'''Middlename:''' {{{field|middlename|input type=text}}}
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===How can my family contact me in an emergency?===
  
'''Lastname:''' {{{field|lastname|mandatory|input type=text}}}
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The Peace Corps’ Office of Special Services provides
 +
assistance in handling emergencies affecting trainees and
 +
Volunteers or their families. Before leaving the United States,
 +
instruct your family to notify the Office of Special Services
 +
immediately if an emergency arises, such as a serious
 +
illness or death of a family member. The number for the
 +
Office of Special Services is 800.424.8580; select option 2,
 +
then extension 1470, or 202.692.1470. For nonemergency
 +
questions, your family can get information from your country
 +
desk staff at the Peace Corps by calling 800.424.8580.
  
'''Country:''' {{{field|country|mandatory}}}
 
  
'''Yearservicestarted:''' {{{field|yearservicestarted|mandatory}}}
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See also: [[Ethiopia]]
 
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'''Yearserviceended:''' {{{field|yearserviceended|mandatory}}}
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'''Site:''' {{{field|site}}}
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'''Region:''' {{{field|region}}}
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'''Groupcode:''' {{{field|groupcode}}}
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'''Program:''' {{{field|program|mandatory}}}
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'''Assignment:''' {{{field|assignment01|chooser=volunteerbox}}}
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{{{end template}}}
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{{{choosers}}}
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{{{for template|Volunteer|label=More about Volunteer|chooser=add more volunteer info|chooser caption=more volunteer info}}}
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{| class="formtable"
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! Dos:
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| {{{field|dosinput type=textarea}}}
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|-
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! Lessons Learned:
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| {{{field|lessons|input type=textarea}}}
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|-
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! About:
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| {{{field|about|input type=textarea}}}
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|-
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! External Links:
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| {{{field|homepage|input type=textarea}}}
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|-
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! References:
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| {{{field|references|input type=textarea}}}
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|-
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! Facebook public profile link:
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| {{{field|facebook|input type=textarea}}}
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|-
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! Linkedin public profile link:
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| {{{field|linkedin|input type=textarea}}}
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|}
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{{{end template}}}
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'''Free text:'''
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{{{standard input|free text}}}
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{{{standard input|summary}}}
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{{{standard input|minor edit}}} {{{standard input|watch}}}
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{{{standard input|save}}} {{{standard input|preview}}} {{{standard input|changes}}} {{{standard input|cancel}}}
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</includeonly>
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Latest revision as of 11:48, 8 December 2015

Country Resources

How much luggage am I allowed to bring to Ethiopia?[edit]

Most airlines have baggage size and weight limits and assess charges for transport of baggage that exceeds those limits. The Peace Corps has its own size and weight limits and will not pay the cost of transport for baggage that exceeds these limits. The Peace Corps’ allowance is two checked pieces of luggage with combined dimensions of both pieces not to exceed 107 inches (length + width + height) and a carry-on bag with dimensions of no more than 45 inches. Checked baggage should not exceed 80 pounds [or 100 for countries with cold weather] total with a maximum weight of 50 pounds for any one bag.

Peace Corps Volunteers are not allowed to take pets, weapons, explosives, radio transmitters (shortwave radios are permitted), automobiles, or motorcycles to their overseas assignments. Do not pack flammable materials or liquids such as lighter fluid, cleaning solvents, hair spray, or aerosol containers. This is an important safety precaution.

What is the electric current in Ethiopia?[edit]

The local current is 220-240 volts/50 cycles. Small electrical appliances can generally be used with converters. Most electronic equipment (MP3 players, battery chargers, etc.) will operate on local current with just an adapter (two small round pins).

How much money should I bring?[edit]

Volunteers are expected to live at the same level as the people in their community. You will be given a settling-in allowance and a monthly living allowance, which should cover your expenses. Often Volunteers wish to bring additional money for vacation travel to other countries. Credit cards and traveler’s checks are preferable to cash. If you choose to bring extra money, bring the amount that will suit your own travel plans and needs.

When can I take vacation and have people visit me?[edit]

Each Volunteer accrues two vacation days per month of service (excluding training). Leave may not be taken during training, the first three months of service, or the last three months of service, except in conjunction with an authorized emergency leave. Family and friends are welcome to visit you after pre-service training and the first three months of service as long as their stay does not interfere with your work. Extended stays at your site are not encouraged and may require permission from your country director. The Peace Corps is not able to provide your visitors with visa, medical, or travel assistance.

Will my belongings be covered by insurance?[edit]

The Peace Corps does not provide insurance coverage for personal effects; Volunteers are ultimately responsible for the safekeeping of their personal belongings. However, you can purchase personal property insurance before you leave. If you wish, you may contact your own insurance company; additionally, insurance application forms will be provided, and we encourage you to consider them carefully. Volunteers should not ship or take valuable items overseas. Jewelry, watches, radios, cameras, and expensive appliances are subject to loss, theft, and breakage, and in many places, satisfactory maintenance and repair services are not available.

Do I need an international driver’s license?[edit]

Volunteers in Ethiopia do not need an international driver’s license because they are prohibited from operating privately owned motorized vehicles. Most urban travel is by bus or taxi. Rural travel ranges from buses and minibuses to trucks, bicycles, and lots of walking.

What should I bring as gifts for Ethiopian friends and my host family?[edit]

This is not a requirement. A token of friendship is sufficient. Some gift suggestions include knickknacks for the house; pictures, books, or calendars of American scenes; souvenirs from your area; hard candies that will not melt or spoil; or photos to give away.

Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?[edit]

Peace Corps trainees are not assigned to individual sites until after they have completed pre-service training. This gives Peace Corps staff the opportunity to assess each trainee’s technical and language skills prior to assigning sites, in addition to finalizing site selections with their ministry counterparts. If feasible, you may have the opportunity to provide input on your site preferences, including geographical location, distance from other Volunteers, and living conditions. However, keep in mind that many factors influence the site selection process and that the Peace Corps cannot guarantee placement where you would ideally like to be. Most Volunteers live in small towns or in rural villages and are usually within several hours from another Volunteer. Some sites require a 10- to 12-hour drive from the capital.

How can my family contact me in an emergency?[edit]

The Peace Corps’ Office of Special Services provides assistance in handling emergencies affecting trainees and Volunteers or their families. Before leaving the United States, instruct your family to notify the Office of Special Services immediately if an emergency arises, such as a serious illness or death of a family member. The number for the Office of Special Services is 800.424.8580; select option 2, then extension 1470, or 202.692.1470. For nonemergency questions, your family can get information from your country desk staff at the Peace Corps by calling 800.424.8580.


See also: Ethiopia