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'''Welcome Books''' are [http://www.peacecorps.gov/ Peace Corps] official publication welcoming the new volunteer to their country of service. All the books are standardized and follow the same general format. The Welcome Books were the starting point for [[Peace Corps Wiki]], and therefore each section of the Welcome Book has it's own section on this website, capable of being edited and improved by anyone.
  
This list has been compiled by Volunteers and is based on their
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[[Image:WelcomeBookAlbania.JPG|thumb|right| ]]
experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list,
 
bearing in mind that each experience is individual. There is no
 
perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention,
 
so consider those <span class="plainlinks">[http://goo.gl/qkYud<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important; background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia</span>] items that make the most sense to you
 
personally and professionally. You can always have things sent
 
to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you
 
have an 80-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you
 
can get almost everything you need in Rwanda.
 
  
===General Clothing===
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'''''Example: [[Albania]]'''''
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* Map of Albania
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* A Welcome Letter
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* [[History_of_the_Peace_Corps_by_country | Peace Corps / Albania History and Programs]]
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* Country Overview: Albania at a glance
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* Resources for further information
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* [[Living_conditions_and_volunteer_lifestyles_by_country | Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyles]]
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* [[Training_by_country | Peace Corps Training]]
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* [[Health_care_and_safety_by_country | Your Health Care and Safety in Albania]]
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* [[Diversity_and_cross-cultural_issues_by_country | Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues]]
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* [[FAQs_by_country | Frequently Asked Questions]]
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* Welcome Letters From Albania Volunteers
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* [[Packing_lists_by_country | Packing List]]
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* [[Pre-Departure_Checklist | Pre-Departure Checklist]]
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* Contacting Peace Corps Headquarters
  
You may also find that the clothing you bring from home will
 
suffer more wear and tear than usual. Fortunately, used clothing
 
markets abound in Rwanda, even in smaller towns, so it is not
 
necessary to bring two years’ worth of clothes.
 
  
* Several pairs of khaki trousers
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==List of Welcome Books==
* T-shirts, polo shirts, and blouses
 
* Sweatshirts/ fleece
 
* Athletic shorts, for sports or home
 
* Jeans
 
* One or two dressy outfits
 
* Bandannas
 
* Tank tops for women
 
* Long or knee-length skirts
 
* Raincoat or umbrella
 
* Cotton socks (gray or athletic)
 
* Undergarments, including slips for women
 
* Swimsuit
 
  
===Shoes===
 
  
Durable shoes are an essential investment. Shoes will wear out
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* '''Country''' goes the [[Peace Corps Wiki]] article on that country
more quickly in <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Health_care_and_safety_in_Suriname<span style="color:black;font-weight:normal; text-decoration:none!important;  background:none!important; text-decoration:none;">century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia</span>] Rwanda than you are accustomed due to of all
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* '''Welcome Book''' goes to the [http://get.adobe.com/reader/ pdf] of Peace Corps' official Welcome Book publication
the walking you will do and the volcanic terrain in some regions
 
of the country.
 
  
* One or two pairs of hiking/walking shoes or boots
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* One or two pairs of sneakers or running shoes
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! Country !! Welcome Book
* Two pairs of comfortable dress shoes
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* Dress sandals
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| [[Albania]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/alwb304.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Armenia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/amwb305.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Azerbaijan]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/azwb314.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Bangladesh]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/bdwb388.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Belize]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/bzwb535.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Benin]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/bjwb680.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Bolivia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/bowb511.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Botswana]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/bwwb637.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Bulgaria]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/bgwb313.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Burkina Faso]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/bfwb686.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Cameroon]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/cmwb694.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Cape Verde]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/cvwb655.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Chad]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/tdwb677.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[China]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/cnwb366.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Costa Rica]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/crwb515.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Dominican Republic]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/dowb517.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[East Timor]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/tlwb517.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Eastern Caribbean]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/lcwb538.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Ecuador]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/ecwb518.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[El Salvador]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/svwb519.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Ethiopia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/ETPB138.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Fiji]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/fjwb411.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Gambia, The]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/gmwb635.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Georgia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/gewb242.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Ghana]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/ghwb641.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Guatemala]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/gtwb520.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Guinea]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/gnwb675.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Guyana]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/gywb504.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Honduras]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/hnwb522.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Jamaica]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/jmwb532.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Jordan]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/jowb440.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Kazakhstan]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/kzwb306.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Kenya]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/kewb615.pdf  Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Kiribati]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/kiwb441.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Kyrgyz Republic]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/kgwb307.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Lesotho]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/lswb632.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Macedonia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mkwb249.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Madagascar]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mgwb684.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Malawi]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mwwb614.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Mali]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mlwb688.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Mauritania]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mrwb682.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Mexico]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mxwb510.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Micronesia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/fmwb401.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Moldova]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mdwb261.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Mongolia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mnwb309.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Morocco]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mawb378.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Mozambique]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/mzwb640.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Namibia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/nawb697.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Nicaragua]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/niwb524.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Niger]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/newb683.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Panama]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/pawb525.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Paraguay]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/pywb526.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Peru]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/pewb527.pdf Welcome Book]
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|-
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| [[Philippines]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/phwb492.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Romania]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/rowb403.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Rwanda]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/rwwb696.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Samoa]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/wswb491.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Senegal]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/snwb685.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[South Africa]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/zawb674.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Suriname]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/srwb568.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Swaziland]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/szwb645.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Tanzania]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/tzwb621.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Thailand]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/thwb493.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Togo]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/tgwb693.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Tonga]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/towb421.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Turkmenistan]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/tkwb315.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Uganda]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/ugwb617.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Ukraine]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/uawb343.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Vanuatu]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/vuwb461.pdf Welcome Book]
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| [[Zambia]] || [http://www.peacecorps.gov/welcomebooks/zmwb611.pdf Welcome Book]
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===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===
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[[Category:resources]]
 
 
A range of basic hygiene items is available in most towns and
 
cities; however, if you have strong personal preferences, plan to
 
bring those brands.
 
 
 
* Deodorant (if you prefer the stick kind, which is not available locally)
 
* Contact lens solution (available locally but very expensive); Peace Corps does not provide this
 
* A three-month supply of any prescription drugs you take, including birth control pills
 
* Good-quality sunscreen (with a high SPF)
 
* Tampons or sanitary pads (some are available locally but are very expensive)
 
* Aloe or after-sun lotion
 
* Conditioner (shampoo can be widely found in markets)
 
* Nail clippers/Nail file
 
 
 
===Recreation/Entertainment===
 
 
 
* Camera and accessories (film is available locally)
 
* Binoculars
 
* Music player/recorder—iPod, MP3, CD, cassette (voltage converters are available locally)
 
* Your favorite music (blank tapes are available locally)
 
* Shortwave radio (three- to seven-band is recommended)
 
* Portable musical instruments
 
* Biking shorts and gloves (the Peace Corps provides a helmet and repair tools)
 
* Sports equipment (e.g., Frisbee, kites, football, soccer ball)
 
* Art supplies
 
* Games and puzzle books (e.g., playing cards, cribbage, Scrabble, chess)
 
* Favorite novels (but there will also be plenty circulating among Volunteers)
 
* Almanac and dictionary
 
* Camping or hiking gear
 
* Tent (useful for travel as well as backpacking)
 
 
 
===Miscellaneous===
 
 
 
* Pictures from home of your family, friends, pets, seasons of the year, etc.
 
* Pens and pencils, stationery, and notebooks
 
* Alarm clock
 
* Solar calculator (essential for small enterprise development Volunteers)
 
* Solar batteries and recharger
 
* Solar bulbs or/and solar power panels. With a power panel you can charge your cell or any other low-voltage USB-port devices, such as IPod, Kindle, etc. All you need is sun, and that's plentiful. You may want to check the Nokero and Solio products. Peace Corps Volunteers get a 25%-50% discount on Nokero products when they join [http://www.marketforchange.com Market for Change]
 
* Sewing kit
 
* Knives (available locally but of poor quality)
 
* Plastic storage bags and containers
 
* Duct tape
 
* Peeler, grater, etc.
 
* Tools such as a Leatherman knife and pruning shears
 
* Packaged sauces, seasonings, soft-drink mixes, and spices (spices are hard to find and can be very expensive)
 
* Potholders
 
* Solar shower
 
* Work gloves
 
* Cash (most Volunteers bring $200 to $500 for travel and vacation)
 
* Credit card and/or ATM card
 
* At least 12 passport-size photos of yourself for visas, work permits, etc. (NOTE: These photos are a must)
 
* U.S. and world maps
 
* U.S. stamps (you can often have letters mailed in the United States by travelers)
 
* Checks from a U.S. bank account (handy for ordering things from home)
 
* Day planner
 
* Nalgene water bottle
 
* Sunglasses/visor
 
* Bedsheets
 
* Towels
 

Latest revision as of 13:02, 23 August 2016

Welcome Books are Peace Corps official publication welcoming the new volunteer to their country of service. All the books are standardized and follow the same general format. The Welcome Books were the starting point for Peace Corps Wiki, and therefore each section of the Welcome Book has it's own section on this website, capable of being edited and improved by anyone.

Example: Albania


List of Welcome Books

  • Country goes the Peace Corps Wiki article on that country
  • Welcome Book goes to the pdf of Peace Corps' official Welcome Book publication
Country Welcome Book
Albania Welcome Book
Armenia Welcome Book
Azerbaijan Welcome Book
Bangladesh Welcome Book
Belize Welcome Book
Benin Welcome Book
Bolivia Welcome Book
Botswana Welcome Book
Bulgaria Welcome Book
Burkina Faso Welcome Book
Cameroon Welcome Book
Cape Verde Welcome Book
Chad Welcome Book
China Welcome Book
Costa Rica Welcome Book
Dominican Republic Welcome Book
East Timor Welcome Book
Eastern Caribbean Welcome Book
Ecuador Welcome Book
El Salvador Welcome Book
Ethiopia Welcome Book
Fiji Welcome Book
Gambia, The Welcome Book
Georgia Welcome Book
Ghana Welcome Book
Guatemala Welcome Book
Guinea Welcome Book
Guyana Welcome Book
Honduras Welcome Book
Jamaica Welcome Book
Jordan Welcome Book
Kazakhstan Welcome Book
Kenya Welcome Book
Kiribati Welcome Book
Kyrgyz Republic Welcome Book
Lesotho Welcome Book
Macedonia Welcome Book
Madagascar Welcome Book
Malawi Welcome Book
Mali Welcome Book
Mauritania Welcome Book
Mexico Welcome Book
Micronesia Welcome Book
Moldova Welcome Book
Mongolia Welcome Book
Morocco Welcome Book
Mozambique Welcome Book
Namibia Welcome Book
Nicaragua Welcome Book
Niger Welcome Book
Panama Welcome Book
Paraguay Welcome Book
Peru Welcome Book
Philippines Welcome Book
Romania Welcome Book
Rwanda Welcome Book
Samoa Welcome Book
Senegal Welcome Book
South Africa Welcome Book
Suriname Welcome Book
Swaziland Welcome Book
Tanzania Welcome Book
Thailand Welcome Book
Togo Welcome Book
Tonga Welcome Book
Turkmenistan Welcome Book
Uganda Welcome Book
Ukraine Welcome Book
Vanuatu Welcome Book
Zambia Welcome Book