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===How much luggage am I allowed to bring to Mozambique? ===
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*[[Packing lists by country]]
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*[[Training by country]] 
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*[[Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles by country]]
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*[[Health care and safety by country]]
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*[[Diversity and cross-cultural issues by country]]
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*[[FAQs by country]]
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*[[History of the Peace Corps by country]] 
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|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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Most airlines have baggage size and weight limits and assess charges for transport of baggage that exceeds this allowance. 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 authorized baggage 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 total with a maximum weight allowance of 50 pounds for any one bag.  
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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.
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==[[Africa]]==
  
===What is the electric current in Mozambique? ===
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The electric current is 220 volts, 50 cycles. If you bring any American-manufactured electrical items with you, a small power converter set (with plug adapters and a transformer) will be necessary. Many Volunteers do not have electricity in their homes, some have electricity for a few hours a day and others have it 24 hours a day. Some Volunteers live at sites that are prone to occasional power outages of a few hours or a few days. Some Volunteers find it useful to bring a solar battery charger and batteries. Almost all sites have at least one place in town with access to electricity or a generator for light, cold beverages, and so on.
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[[Training in Benin]]<br>
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[[Training in Botswana]]<br>
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[[Training in Burkina Faso]]<br>
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[[Training in Cameroon]]<br>
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[[Training in Cape Verde]]<br>
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[[Training in Ethiopia]]<br>
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[[Training in The Gambia]]<br>
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[[Training in Ghana]]<br>
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[[Training in Guinea]]<br>
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[[Training in Kenya]]<br>
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[[Training in Lesotho]]<br>
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[[Training in Madagascar]]<br>
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[[Training in Malawi]]<br>
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[[Training in Mali]]<br>
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[[Training in Mauritania]]<br>
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[[Training in Mozambique]]<br>
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[[Training in Namibia]]<br>
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[[Training in Niger]]<br>
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[[Training in Rwanda]]<br>
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[[Training in Senegal]]<br>
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[[Training in South Africa]]<br>
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[[Training in Swaziland]]<br>
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[[Training in Tanzania]]<br>
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[[Training in Togo]]<br>
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[[Training in Uganda]]<br>
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[[Training in Zambia]]<br>
  
===How much money should I bring? ===
 
  
Volunteers are expected to live at the same level as the people in their community. They are given a settling-in allowance to set up a home, a monthly living allowance to cover living expenses, a travel allowance for occasional business trips to the Peace Corps office in Maputo, and a leave allowance of $24 for every month of service. Often Volunteers wish to bring additional money for vacation travel inside Mozambique and to other countries. Credit cards are preferable to cash and traveler’s checks. Volunteers are also given the option to place money, credit cards and other valuables in the Peace Corps safe for safekeeping.  
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===When can I take vacation and have people visit me? ===
 
  
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. Volunteers assigned to schools must schedule vacation in accordance with the school calendar, which consists of breaks of approximately two weeks in June, one week in September, and one week in April. The actual dates of these breaks are determined at the beginning of each school year in February. The school summer vacation is from mid-December to late January.
 
  
Health Volunteers must take leave according to their host organizations’ activity schedules and their personal work schedules as agreed by their supervisors. Most NGOs and government institutions close completely or slow down their activities from mid December to mid January, so this is typically a good time to plan for annual leave.
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==[[Asia]]==
  
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 the Country Director. The Peace Corps is not able to provide your visitors with visa, medical, or travel assistance.
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===Will my belongings be covered by insurance? ===
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[[Training in Cambodia]]<br>
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[[Training in China]]<br>
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[[Training in Mongolia]] <br>
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[[Training in Philippines]]<br>
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[[Training in Thailand]]<br>
  
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? ===
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Volunteers in Mozambique do not need an international driver’s license because they are prohibited from operating motorized vehicles.
 
  
===What should I bring as gifts for Mozambican friends and my host family? ===
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While providing small gifts is not required, sometimes it is nice to give something small and inexpensive as a token of friendship and thanks. Some gift suggestions include knickknacks for the house; pictures, books, or calendars of American scenes; picture frames; souvenirs from your area; small toys for children; or photos to give away.
 
  
===Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be? ===
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Peace Corps trainees are not assigned to individual sites until the third month of pre-service training. This gives the 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.
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[[Training in Belize]]<br>
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[[Training in Costa Rica]]<br>
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[[Training in El Salvador]]<br>
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[[Training in Guatemala]]<br>
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[[Training in Honduras]]<br>
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[[Training in Mexico]]<br>
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[[Training in Nicaragua]]<br>
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[[Training in Panama]]<br>
  
If feasible, you may have the opportunity to provide input on your site preferences, including availability of meat or vegetables, living alone or with a housemate, distance from other Volunteers, and distance from the capital. Health Volunteers may be asked whether or not they would prefer to work for an international, national, community-based, or faith-based organization and education Volunteers may be asked which grade levels they would prefer to teach. 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 rural villages and are usually within one hour from another Volunteer. Some sites are a 10- to 12-hour drive from the capital; others require a flight from a provincial capital to reach Maputo.
 
  
===How can my family contact me in an emergency?===
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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, you should 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. During normal business hours, the number for the Office of Special Services is 800.424.8580, extension 1470. After normal business hours and on weekends and holidays, the Special Services duty officer can be reached at 202.638.2574. For non-emergency questions, your family can get information from your country desk staff at the Peace Corps by calling 800.424.8580.
 
  
===Can I call home from Mozambique? ===
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==[[Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]==
  
International phone service in Mozambique, while fairly good by African standards, is less reliable than that in the United States. Placing a call through an operator can take an hour or longer. Calling card service to and from Mozambique is not yet available, and collect calls are also difficult to make.
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Calls to the United States are very expensive, ranging from $3 per minute for a direct call to $8 per minute for a call through an operator or from a hotel.  
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[[Training in Albania]]<br>
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[[Training in Armenia]]<br>
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[[Training in Azerbaijan]]<br>
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[[Training in Bulgaria]]<br>
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[[Training in Georgia]]<br>
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[[Training in Kazakhstan]]<br>
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[[Training in Kyrgyzstan]]<br>
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[[Training in Macedonia]]<br>
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[http://aps-solver.com/aps/customs-carrier/ Customs carrier]<br>
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[[Training in Moldova]]<br>
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[[Training in Romania]]<br>
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[[Training in Turkmenistan]]<br>
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[[Training in Ukraine]]<br>
  
===Should I bring a cellular phone with me? ===
 
  
Some U.S. cellphones work in Mozambique. Please check with the phone’s manufacturer to ensure its compatibility with the network in Mozambique. Used cellphones can be purchased in Mozambique for approximately $50 to $70.  
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===Will there be e-mail and Internet access? ===
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During pre-service training, you will be able to send and receive e-mail about once a week at one of the dozen or so Internet businesses in Maputo (at a cost of approximately $3 an hour). Access to computers and the Internet is still relatively limited outside Maputo but is expanding at a significant rate.
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[[Training in Morocco]]<br>
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[[Training in Bolivia]]<br>
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[[Training in Ecuador]]<br>
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[[Training in Guyana]]<br>
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[[Training in Paraguay]]<br>
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[[Training in Peru]]<br>
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[[Training in Suriname]]<br>
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[[Training in Dominican Republic]]<br>
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[[Training in the Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
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[[Training in Guyana]]<br>
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[[Training in Jamaica]]<br>
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[[Training in Suriname]]<br>
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[[Training in Fiji]]<br>
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[[Training in Kiribati]]<br>
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[[Training in Micronesia]]<br>
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[[Training in Samoa]]<br>
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[[Training in Tonga]]<br>
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[[Training in Vanuatu]]<br>
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Training by country
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.

Australia

Africa

Training in Benin
Autotransport Firma
Training in Botswana
Training in Burkina Faso
Training in Cameroon
Training in Cape Verde
Training in Ethiopia
Training in The Gambia
Training in Ghana
Training in Guinea
Training in Kenya
Training in Lesotho
Training in Madagascar
Training in Malawi
Training in Mali
Training in Mauritania
Training in Mozambique
Training in Namibia
Training in Niger
Training in Rwanda
Training in Senegal
Training in South Africa
Training in Swaziland
Training in Tanzania
Training in Togo
Training in Uganda
Training in Zambia



Asia

Training in Cambodia
Training in China
Training in Mongolia
Training in Philippines
Training in Thailand



Central America and Mexico

Training in Belize
Training in Costa Rica
Training in El Salvador
Training in Guatemala
Training in Honduras
Training in Mexico
Training in Nicaragua
Training in Panama



Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Training in Albania
Training in Armenia
Training in Azerbaijan
Training in Bulgaria
Training in Georgia
Training in Kazakhstan
Training in Kyrgyzstan
Training in Macedonia
Customs carrier
Training in Moldova
Training in Romania
Training in Turkmenistan
Training in Ukraine


North Africa and the Middle East

Training in Jordan
Training in Morocco



South America

Training in Bolivia
Training in Ecuador
Training in Guyana
Training in Paraguay
Training in Peru
Training in Suriname


The Caribbean

Training in Dominican Republic
Training in the Eastern Caribbean
Training in Guyana
Training in Jamaica
Training in Suriname

The Pacific Islands

Training in Fiji
Training in Kiribati
Training in Micronesia
Training in Samoa
Training in Tonga
Training in Vanuatu

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