Packing list for Macedonia

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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Macedonia]] and is based on their 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 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 102pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Macedonia.  
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:Ellen Paquette - CD
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:Jim Carl- CD (07-10)
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:Ken Goodson- CD (05-07)
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:Nancy Nix- APCD Health (?-05)
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:Lisa Powers- APCD Health (07-present)
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:Susan Roe- APCD Health (05-07)
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:Mirriam Simonds- PTO (07?)
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:Lyn Stynnet- PCMO (07-present)
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:Kipp Sutton- PTO (07-present)
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:Matt Washburn- PTO (05-06)
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:Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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:Mark Alan Zober, Ph.D. CD 95-98==
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===General Clothing ===
 
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All Volunteers will need an assortment of clothing for work, play, and socializing. Suitable attire for male teachers includes slacks with a nice shirt and an optional tie. Community development Volunteers working in a municipal or NGO office may find a suit and tie de rigueur for everyday wear, but wearing nice slacks with a sport coat or blazer is fairly common. Community development Volunteers working with an environmental NGO fall somewhere in between, depending on the organization they’re placed with. Suits, dresses, and skirts that are not too short, or nice slacks with blouses are all suitable work attire for women. For both men and women, nice jeans (but not the grunge look), dressed up with a nice shirt and jacket, are also acceptable in many situations, especially social ones. For most places outside of Skopje, a more conservative approach to dressing is appropriate for women. Clothing is expensive because most of it is imported, so it is best to bring most of what you will need. Shipping clothes from the States is also possible but expensive. See further suggestions below:
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==Temporally Ordered==
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===1992===
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* Two or three pairs of fleece or silk long underwear (available locally but not of great quality), in colors other than white (which is harder to clean)
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* Several sweaters
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* Scarves, hats, and gloves (Gore-Tex if possible)
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* Winter socks
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* Windproof and waterproof coat or warm jacket
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* Jeans
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* Clothing for warmer weather
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===Shoes ===
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* Hiking boots made of leather, waterproof, and lightweight (good-quality ones are available in Macedonia but expensive); winters are cold and very wet
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* Work shoes
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*      Summer shoes
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===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items ===
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A wide variety is available in Macedonia, so do not pack extra toothpaste, toilet paper, dental floss, and shampoo.
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===Kitchen ===
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Note that most items can be bought in Macedonia and many dried spices and herbs can be found here, especially in Skopje.
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* Favorite recipes
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* Plastic measuring cups and spoons
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===Miscellaneous ===
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* Travel alarm clock
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* The Peace Corps discourages you from wearing contact lenses and does not provide contact lens cleaning supplies. You may bring your own supplies or buy them here. Contact lens maintenance supplies can be found in Skopje, but are somewhat expensive (around $15 to $30).
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* Backpack, small, durable, lightweight, and of good quality for overnight trips (suitcases are a nuisance and large packs may be cumbersome for short trips)
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* Money pouch or belt (to hide your passport and other valuables when traveling)
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* Cash (for vacation travel and long-distance phone calls)
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* Personal checks from a U.S. checking account (handy if you plan to apply to graduate school; can be cashed at a bank in Skopje)
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* Credit card (accepted in most places in Skopje and other large cities, also useful for wiring money to Macedonia)
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* Laptop computer (not required, but tough to get along without one; please see prior sections for tips and other advice on transporting this item)
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* Flashlight (small and durable), an absolute necessity
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* Compact sewing and tool kits
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* Compact sleeping bag (not necessary but may be useful is visiting other volunteers; they take a lot of room in a suitcase and can be purchased in Macedonia)
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* CDs (also available in Macedonia, except for country music)
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* Colored chalk (if you will be working in a school)
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* Family pictures or postcards to share with your host family and friends
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===1993===
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===1994===
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===1995===
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===1996===
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===1997===
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===1998===
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===1999===
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===2000===
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===2001===
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===2002===
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:Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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===2003===
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:Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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===2004===
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:Nancy Nix- APCD Health (?-05)
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:Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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===2005===
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:Ken Goodson- CD (05-07)
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:Nancy Nix- APCD Health (?-05)
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:Susan Roe- APCD Health (05-07)
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:Matt Washburn- PTO (05-06)
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:Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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===2006===
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:Ken Goodson- CD (05-07)
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:Susan Roe- APCD Health (05-07)
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:Matt Washburn- PTO (05-06)
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:Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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===2007===
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:Jim Carl- CD (07-present)
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:Ken Goodson- CD (05-07)
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:Lisa Powers- APCD Health (07-present)
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:Susan Roe- APCD Health (05-07)
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:Mirriam Simonds- PTO (07?)
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:Lyn Stynnet- PCMO (07-present)
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:Kipp Sutton- PTO (07-present)
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:Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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===2008===
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:Jim Carl- CD (07-present)
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:Lisa Powers- APCD Health (07-present)
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:Lyn Stynnet- PCMO (07-present)
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:Kipp Sutton- PTO (07-present)
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:Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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[[Category:Macedonia]]
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[[Category:Mongolia]]
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[[Category:Staff by Country|Mongolia]]

Latest revision as of 16:11, 14 October 2013

Contents

[edit] 'Alphabetically Ordered

(be sure to put a “ : “ in front of name to preserve vertical list)

Ellen Paquette - CD
Jim Carl- CD (07-10)
Ken Goodson- CD (05-07)
Nancy Nix- APCD Health (?-05)
Lisa Powers- APCD Health (07-present)
Susan Roe- APCD Health (05-07)
Mirriam Simonds- PTO (07?)
Lyn Stynnet- PCMO (07-present)
Kipp Sutton- PTO (07-present)
Matt Washburn- PTO (05-06)
Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
Mark Alan Zober, Ph.D. CD 95-98==


[edit] Temporally Ordered

[edit] 1992

[edit] 1993

[edit] 1994

[edit] 1995

[edit] 1996

[edit] 1997

[edit] 1998

[edit] 1999

[edit] 2000

[edit] 2001

[edit] 2002

Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)

[edit] 2003

Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)

[edit] 2004

Nancy Nix- APCD Health (?-05)
Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)

[edit] 2005

Ken Goodson- CD (05-07)
Nancy Nix- APCD Health (?-05)
Susan Roe- APCD Health (05-07)
Matt Washburn- PTO (05-06)
Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)

[edit] 2006

Ken Goodson- CD (05-07)
Susan Roe- APCD Health (05-07)
Matt Washburn- PTO (05-06)
Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)

[edit] 2007

Jim Carl- CD (07-present)
Ken Goodson- CD (05-07)
Lisa Powers- APCD Health (07-present)
Susan Roe- APCD Health (05-07)
Mirriam Simonds- PTO (07?)
Lyn Stynnet- PCMO (07-present)
Kipp Sutton- PTO (07-present)
Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)

[edit] 2008

Jim Carl- CD (07-present)
Lisa Powers- APCD Health (07-present)
Lyn Stynnet- PCMO (07-present)
Kipp Sutton- PTO (07-present)
Paul Wilson- PCMO (02-present)
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