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With its commitment to rural, underserved communities, the Peace Corps is uniquely situated to address the development needs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. While there are multiple international organizations contributing financial and human resources to Jordan, Peace Corps Volunteers are among the few who work at a local level for an extended period of service, able to adapt their efforts to what they observe and can develop with local stakeholders.
  
The Peace Corps began its program in Kyrgyz Republic in 1993.  
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Since the first Volunteers arrived in 1997, at the invitation of the late King Hussein, nearly 300 have served in a number of fields. Support from the government continues to be strong in every aspect of cooperation.
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King Abdullah and Queen Rania have placed youth and education at the center of the Kingdom's ambitious development goals. These priorities have shaped Peace Corps/Jordan's goals.  
  
  
 
==Peace Corps History==
 
==Peace Corps History==
  
''Main article: [[History of the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan]]''
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''Main article: [[History of the Peace Corps in Jordan]]''
  
Since the first Peace Corps Volunteers arrived in the Kyrgyz Republic in 1993, more than 800 Americans have served in the country. Current Volunteers teach English, help Non-Governmental Organizations with their strategies and programs, and work with schools and community health committees to teach and promote healthy behaviors.  The Peace Corps’ programs respond to requests from the government of the Kyrgyz Republic to assist with increasing the level of English competency among its students and teachers and to help communities and civil society organizations develop sustainable community development projects.  Like many Peace Corps countries, the Volunteers were evacuated after 9/11/01.  They returned the following year.  There are currently 80 Volunteers in country.
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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the more recent countries to invite the Peace Corps to provide technical assistance to its people. Peace Corps began in Jordan in 1997 as the result of discussions between the late King Hussein and former President Clinton. American-born Queen Noor and influential politicians familiar with the Peace Corps were instrumental in establishing this productive relationship.
  
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Jordan is the eighth Arab country to have hosted the Peace Corps over the years, but the only one in the Middle East with a current program. Now, more than ever, Volunteers are essential in bridging gaps between, and dispelling myths about, our country and this region. Volunteers can foster peace through trusting relationships, mutual respect, and diligent contributions.
  
==Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyles==
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The first group of 27 Jordan Volunteers began their service in July 1997 in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) supported by the royal family. In 1998, Volunteers began working with the Ministry of Education, teaching English in rural primary and secondary schools. Our current youth development project got underway in 2001.
  
''Main article: [[Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyles in Kyrgyzstan]]''
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Due to security concerns, the Peace Corps suspended its program and withdrew Volunteers in November 2002. In 2004, however, Peace Corps/Jordan resumed programming, welcoming 25 English teachers, 10 special education Volunteers, and 15 youth development Volunteers for assigments at underserved schools and centers. In July 2005, 32 Volunteers in all three sectors arrived. Currently, there are about 60 Volunteers serving throughout the kingdom.
  
Peace Corps/Kyrgyz Republic assigns Volunteers to the sites with the greatest need and to schools and organizations that demonstrate potential for making the best use of Volunteers’ skills. Peace Corps/Kyrgyz Republic has a mandatory three-month homestay policy and asks the sponsoring agency to provide the Volunteer with adequate, safe housing, which is paid for by the Peace Corps. The housing varies from site to site and is typically with a family or within a family’s compound.
 
  
The housing will have simple basic furniture such as a bed, a table and chairs, a wardrobe or bureau for clothing, and access to a stove. Basic appliances such as refrigerators and temp controlled ovens are almost non existent among rural families. If PCVs require such items they may have to purchase them out of their own pockets. The Peace Corps will provide you with a water filter or distiller. In addition, because winters in the Kyrgyz Republic are cold and many heating systems are inadequate, the Peace Corps will also provide you with an electric heater. Still, you will probably need long underwear and will definitely need a warm sleeping bag, as electricity is not always reliable.
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==Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyle==
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''Main article: [[Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in Jordan]]''
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After completing pre-service training, you will move to your actual work site for two years of service. Your host agency or school will have helped to identify acceptable housing within the local community. Your living accommodation is intended to be simple and comparable to your Jordanian neighbors. Most buildings in Jordan are concrete and not insulated. Your house/ apartment will likely have one or two rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The Peace Corps will provide a refrigerator, gas space heater, stove (no oven), and a small allowance for the purchase of essential household items. Washing machines, clothes dryers, air conditioners, and central heating are seldom found in either urban or rural areas and will not be featured in Volunteer housing, but you will have indoor plumbing, electricity, and hot water.
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Volunteer accommodations must meet the Peace Corps’ health, safety, and security standards, yet be modest and typical of the area in which you work and live. You may have an apartment or a free-standing house, some part of which may be occupied by the owner’s family. You will also have the option to live with a host family that can enhance your cross-cultural experience.
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You are expected to live in the village where you work. This is very important! Some of your Jordanian supervisors and co-workers may commute from the nearest town and be less involved in community life. However, as a Volunteer, you are more than an employee doing a job. You are considered a member of the community in which you work, and there is no better way to demonstrate this than by being visible and involved.
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Other Volunteers will be within relatively close proximity due to Jordan’s small size and reliable transportation. You may have another Volunteer in the same village, or it may be a few hours by bus to the nearest Volunteer site. The Peace Corps office in Amman is no more than a four- or five-hour drive from the furthest Volunteer site (public buses may take longer).  
  
You need to be very flexible in your housing expectations, as there is no guarantee that there will be an indoor toilet or that running water or electricity will be available continuously at your assigned site.
 
  
 
==Training==
 
==Training==
  
''Main article: [[Training in Kyrgyzstan]]''
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''Main article: [[Training in Jordan]]''
  
Training is an essential part of Peace Corps service. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to live and work effectively in the Kyrgyz Republic. You will receive training and orientation in language, cross-cultural communication, area studies, health and personal safety and security, and technical skills relevant to your specific assignment. The skills you learn will serve as a foundation upon which you will build your experience as a Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic. You will study either Kyrgyz or Russian, based on the language used most at your future site.
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Training is an essential part of your Peace Corps service. Pre-service training will provide you with the support, information, and opportunities to enable you to live and work effectively in Jordan. We will build upon the experiences and expertise you bring to the Peace Corps. It is important to approach training with an open mind, a desire to learn, and a willingness to become involved. Trainees officially become Peace Corps Volunteers after meeting the training competencies and requirements of pre-service training.
  
For your first two days in-country, you will stay at a training facility in Bishkek, after which you will move to the permanent training site located approximately half an hour outside of the capitol. Once there, you will live with a host family in a rural village or small town with a few other trainees. While you and your fellow trainees will meet as a group, you will also have a chance to experience Kyrgyz customs on your own with your host family and on technical field trips. These experiences will help bring to life the topics covered in training and will give you the chance to practice your new language skills and directly observe and participate in Kyrgyz culture.
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The 11-week training provides you the opportunity to learn new skills and practice them as they apply to Jordan. You will receive training and orientation in language, cross-cultural communication and adaptation, development issues, health and personal safety, and technical skills pertinent to your assignment. The skills you learn will serve as a foundation that you will build upon throughout your two years. You will experience local culture and customs on your own through your stay with a host family and the community-based training.  
  
==Your Health Care and Safety==
 
  
''Main article: [[Health Care and Safety in Kyrgyzstan]]''
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==Health Care and Safety==
  
The Peace Corps’ highest priority is maintaining the health and safety of every Volunteer. Peace Corps medical programs emphasize the preventive, rather than the curative, approach to disease. The Peace Corps in the Kyrgyz Republic maintains a clinic with two full-time medical officers who take care of Volunteers’ primary healthcare needs. Additional medical services, such as testing and basic treatment, are also available locally. If you become seriously ill, you will be transported either to an American-standard medical facility in the region or to the United States.
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''Main article: [[Health care and safety in Jordan]]''
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The Peace Corps’ highest priority is ensuring the health and safety of every Volunteer. Peace Corps medical programs emphasize the preventive rather than the curative approach to disease. Peace Corps/Jordan maintains a clinic with a full-time medical officer who manages Volunteer and trainee primary healthcare needs. Additional medical services are available at local American-standard hospitals through referral by the medical officer. If you become seriously ill, you may be treated in the capital, Amman, or transferred to the United States for additional testing and/or treatment.
  
  
 
==Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues==
 
==Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues==
  
''Main article: [[Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues in Kyrgyzstan]]''
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''Main article: [[Diversity and cross-cultural issues in Jordan]]''
  
In the Kyrgyz Republic, as in other Peace Corps host countries, Volunteers’ behavior, lifestyles, background, and beliefs are judged in a cultural context very different from their own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed in the Kyrgyz Republic.
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Television is common in Jordan and perceptions of Americans, unfortunately, come from the programs on the air. Common misperceptions are that all Americans are blond, blue-eyed, promiscuous, and rich. While many Jordanians are educated and familiar with foreign cultures, rural areas tend to be more traditional and may be less accepting of diversity. In Jordan (as in all Peace Corps countries), Volunteer behavior, religion, lifestyle, background, and beliefs will be judged in a cultural context very different from our own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics considered familiar and commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed elsewhere. Some of you may experience subtle discrimination, and a few, blatant bigotry. Jordanians are justly known for their generous hospitality to foreigners; however, members of the community in which you live may display a range of reactions to differences that you present.
 
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Outside of Bishkek, residents of rural communities have had relatively little direct exposure to other cultures, races, religions, and lifestyles. What is viewed as typical American behavior or norms may be a misconception, such as the belief in some countries that all Americans are rich and have blond hair and blue eyes. Members of the community in which you will live may display a range of reactions to cultural differences that you present.  
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* Possible Issues for Female Volunteers
 
* Possible Issues for Female Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Married Volunteers
 
* Possible Issues for Married Volunteers
 
* Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers
 
* Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers
* Possible Issues for Volunteers with Disabilities
 
  
Also, outside of Bishkek and Osh, dating the locals of Kyrgyzstan is an extremely slippery slope.  For men there is pretty much no sex, or often even kissing, without some kind of promise to marry.  American women are seen by locals as loose women and will be expected to act as so. Extreme care should be taken when attempting intimate relations with locals.
 
  
==Frequently Asked questions==
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==Frequently Asked Questions==
  
 
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''Main article: [[FAQs about Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan]]''
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''Main article: [[FAQs about Peace Corps in Jordan]]''
  
* How much luggage am I allowed to bring to the Kyrgyz Republic?
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* How much baggage am I allowed to bring to Jordan?
* What is the electric current in the Kyrgyz Republic?
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* What is the electric current in Jordan?
 
* How much money should I bring?
 
* How much money should I bring?
 
* When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
 
* When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
 
* Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
 
* Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
 
* Do I need an international driver’s license?
 
* Do I need an international driver’s license?
* What should I bring as gifts for Kyrgyz friends and my host family?
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* What should I bring as gifts for Jordanian friends and my host family?
 
* Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
 
* Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
 
* How can my family contact me in an emergency?
 
* How can my family contact me in an emergency?
* Can I call home from the Kyrgyz Republic?
 
* Should I bring a cellular phone with me?
 
 
* Will there be e-mail and Internet access? Should I bring my computer?
 
* Will there be e-mail and Internet access? Should I bring my computer?
  
  
==Packing List==
 
  
''Main article: [[Packing List for Kyrgyzstan]]''
 
  
This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in the Kyrgyz Republic and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that each Volunteer’s 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 a 100-pound weight limit on baggage. The most important things to bring are yourself, a sense of humor, and a sense of adventure!
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==Packing List==
  
Dress is very important in the Kyrgyz Republic. The popular image of a Peace Corps Volunteer in sandals and a T-shirt with a university logo is not appropriate in this country (nor is military-style clothing or accessories). Fair or not, people are judged by the way they dress in the Kyrgyz Republic, more so than in the United States. Your colleagues will dress as professionals and for you to do otherwise will be considered disrespectful. If you come to work inappropriately dressed, your colleagues, students, and others in the community will probably not say anything to you directly but may talk unfavorably about you to others. Following the lead of your co-workers will help you gain acceptance and respect in your community. This does not mean that you need to spend a lot of money on new clothing. Rather, be selective in what you bring, and consider buying some of your professional clothing in Bishkek. The quality and style may not be equal to that found in American brands, but they are the same clothes your local colleagues will be wearing.  
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''Main article: [[Packing list for Jordan]]''
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One of the most stressful tasks in preparing for Peace Corpsservice is deciding what to pack and what to leave behind. Generally, packing involves a gradual whittling process as more and more items shift from the “Necessities” pile to the “If There’s Room...” pile. The following list has been compiled by Volunteers currently serving in Jordan, based on their experience. There is no perfect list! Please use it as a guide, bearing in mind that experience is individual and tastes differ. Do not try to bring everything on this list; consider only those items that make sense to you personally. Peace Corps will not reimburse you for overweight baggage. Remember, you can get everything you will really need, and most of what you will really want, here in Jordan.
  
 
* General Clothing
 
* General Clothing
* For Men
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* Both men and women
* For Women
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* Suggestions for Women
* Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items
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* Exercise Clothing
* Kitchen
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* Miscellaneous
 
* Miscellaneous
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* Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items
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* Electronics
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==Peace Corps News==
 
==Peace Corps News==
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Current events relating to Peace Corps are also available by [[News | country of service]] or [[News by state|your home state]]
 
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==Country Fund==
 
==Country Fund==
  
Contributions to the [https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=307-CFD Kyrgyz Republic Country Fund] will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Kyrgyz Republic. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.
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Contributions to the [https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=440-CFD Jordan Country Fund] will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Jordan. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Volunteers who served in Kyrgyzstan]]
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* [[Volunteers who served in Jordan]]
* [[Friends of Kyrgyzstan]]
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* [[Friends of Jordan]]
* [[List of resources for Kyrgyzstan]]
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* [[List of resources for Jordan]]
 
* [[Pre-Departure Checklist]]
 
* [[Pre-Departure Checklist]]
 
* [[Inspector General Reports]]
 
* [[Inspector General Reports]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.freenet.kg/peacecorps/ Kyrgyzstan Homepage]
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* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/jo.html Peace Corps Journals - Jordan]
* [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/kg.html Peace Corps Journals - Kyrgyzstan]
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[[Category:Kyrgyzstan]] [[Category:Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]
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[[Category:Jordan]] [[Category:North Africa and the Middle East]]
 
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With its commitment to rural, underserved communities, the Peace Corps is uniquely situated to address the development needs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. While there are multiple international organizations contributing financial and human resources to Jordan, Peace Corps Volunteers are among the few who work at a local level for an extended period of service, able to adapt their efforts to what they observe and can develop with local stakeholders.

Since the first Volunteers arrived in 1997, at the invitation of the late King Hussein, nearly 300 have served in a number of fields. Support from the government continues to be strong in every aspect of cooperation.

King Abdullah and Queen Rania have placed youth and education at the center of the Kingdom's ambitious development goals. These priorities have shaped Peace Corps/Jordan's goals.


Peace Corps History[edit]

Main article: History of the Peace Corps in Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the more recent countries to invite the Peace Corps to provide technical assistance to its people. Peace Corps began in Jordan in 1997 as the result of discussions between the late King Hussein and former President Clinton. American-born Queen Noor and influential politicians familiar with the Peace Corps were instrumental in establishing this productive relationship.

Jordan is the eighth Arab country to have hosted the Peace Corps over the years, but the only one in the Middle East with a current program. Now, more than ever, Volunteers are essential in bridging gaps between, and dispelling myths about, our country and this region. Volunteers can foster peace through trusting relationships, mutual respect, and diligent contributions.

The first group of 27 Jordan Volunteers began their service in July 1997 in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) supported by the royal family. In 1998, Volunteers began working with the Ministry of Education, teaching English in rural primary and secondary schools. Our current youth development project got underway in 2001.

Due to security concerns, the Peace Corps suspended its program and withdrew Volunteers in November 2002. In 2004, however, Peace Corps/Jordan resumed programming, welcoming 25 English teachers, 10 special education Volunteers, and 15 youth development Volunteers for assigments at underserved schools and centers. In July 2005, 32 Volunteers in all three sectors arrived. Currently, there are about 60 Volunteers serving throughout the kingdom.


Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyle[edit]

Main article: Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in Jordan

After completing pre-service training, you will move to your actual work site for two years of service. Your host agency or school will have helped to identify acceptable housing within the local community. Your living accommodation is intended to be simple and comparable to your Jordanian neighbors. Most buildings in Jordan are concrete and not insulated. Your house/ apartment will likely have one or two rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The Peace Corps will provide a refrigerator, gas space heater, stove (no oven), and a small allowance for the purchase of essential household items. Washing machines, clothes dryers, air conditioners, and central heating are seldom found in either urban or rural areas and will not be featured in Volunteer housing, but you will have indoor plumbing, electricity, and hot water.

Volunteer accommodations must meet the Peace Corps’ health, safety, and security standards, yet be modest and typical of the area in which you work and live. You may have an apartment or a free-standing house, some part of which may be occupied by the owner’s family. You will also have the option to live with a host family that can enhance your cross-cultural experience.

You are expected to live in the village where you work. This is very important! Some of your Jordanian supervisors and co-workers may commute from the nearest town and be less involved in community life. However, as a Volunteer, you are more than an employee doing a job. You are considered a member of the community in which you work, and there is no better way to demonstrate this than by being visible and involved.

Other Volunteers will be within relatively close proximity due to Jordan’s small size and reliable transportation. You may have another Volunteer in the same village, or it may be a few hours by bus to the nearest Volunteer site. The Peace Corps office in Amman is no more than a four- or five-hour drive from the furthest Volunteer site (public buses may take longer).


Training[edit]

Main article: Training in Jordan

Training is an essential part of your Peace Corps service. Pre-service training will provide you with the support, information, and opportunities to enable you to live and work effectively in Jordan. We will build upon the experiences and expertise you bring to the Peace Corps. It is important to approach training with an open mind, a desire to learn, and a willingness to become involved. Trainees officially become Peace Corps Volunteers after meeting the training competencies and requirements of pre-service training.

The 11-week training provides you the opportunity to learn new skills and practice them as they apply to Jordan. You will receive training and orientation in language, cross-cultural communication and adaptation, development issues, health and personal safety, and technical skills pertinent to your assignment. The skills you learn will serve as a foundation that you will build upon throughout your two years. You will experience local culture and customs on your own through your stay with a host family and the community-based training.


Health Care and Safety[edit]

Main article: Health care and safety in Jordan

The Peace Corps’ highest priority is ensuring the health and safety of every Volunteer. Peace Corps medical programs emphasize the preventive rather than the curative approach to disease. Peace Corps/Jordan maintains a clinic with a full-time medical officer who manages Volunteer and trainee primary healthcare needs. Additional medical services are available at local American-standard hospitals through referral by the medical officer. If you become seriously ill, you may be treated in the capital, Amman, or transferred to the United States for additional testing and/or treatment.


Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues[edit]

Main article: Diversity and cross-cultural issues in Jordan

Television is common in Jordan and perceptions of Americans, unfortunately, come from the programs on the air. Common misperceptions are that all Americans are blond, blue-eyed, promiscuous, and rich. While many Jordanians are educated and familiar with foreign cultures, rural areas tend to be more traditional and may be less accepting of diversity. In Jordan (as in all Peace Corps countries), Volunteer behavior, religion, lifestyle, background, and beliefs will be judged in a cultural context very different from our own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics considered familiar and commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed elsewhere. Some of you may experience subtle discrimination, and a few, blatant bigotry. Jordanians are justly known for their generous hospitality to foreigners; however, members of the community in which you live may display a range of reactions to differences that you present.

  • Possible Issues for Female Volunteers
  • Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color
  • Possible Issues for Senior Volunteers
  • Possible Issues for Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Volunteers
  • Possible Issues for Married Volunteers
  • Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers


Frequently Asked Questions[edit]

Jordan
2008 Volunteer Survey Results

How personally rewarding is your overall Peace Corps service?|}} Rank:
2008 H1r::64|}}
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2008 H1s::62.1|}}
Today would you make the same decision to join the Peace Corps?|}} Rank:
2008 H2r::65|}}
Score:
2008 H2s::68.1|}}
Would you recommend Peace Corps service to others you think are qualified?|}} Rank:
2008 H3r::66|}}
Score:
2008 H3s::66.3|}}
Do you intend to complete your Peace Corps service?|}} Rank:
2008 H4r::65|}}
Score:
2008 H4s::90.4|}}
How well do your Peace Corps experiences match the expectations you had before you became a Volunteer?|}} Rank:
2008 H5r::65|}}
Score:
2008 H5s::41.3|}}
Would your host country benefit the most if the Peace Corps program were---?|}} Rank:
2008 H6r::61|}}
Score:
2008 H6s::67.3|}}
2008BVS::Jordan


Main article: FAQs about Peace Corps in Jordan

  • How much baggage am I allowed to bring to Jordan?
  • What is the electric current in Jordan?
  • How much money should I bring?
  • When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
  • Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
  • Do I need an international driver’s license?
  • What should I bring as gifts for Jordanian friends and my host family?
  • Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
  • How can my family contact me in an emergency?
  • Will there be e-mail and Internet access? Should I bring my computer?



Packing List[edit]

Main article: Packing list for Jordan

One of the most stressful tasks in preparing for Peace Corpsservice is deciding what to pack and what to leave behind. Generally, packing involves a gradual whittling process as more and more items shift from the “Necessities” pile to the “If There’s Room...” pile. The following list has been compiled by Volunteers currently serving in Jordan, based on their experience. There is no perfect list! Please use it as a guide, bearing in mind that experience is individual and tastes differ. Do not try to bring everything on this list; consider only those items that make sense to you personally. Peace Corps will not reimburse you for overweight baggage. Remember, you can get everything you will really need, and most of what you will really want, here in Jordan.

  • General Clothing
  • Both men and women
  • Suggestions for Women
  • Exercise Clothing
  • Miscellaneous
  • Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items
  • Electronics


Peace Corps News[edit]

Current events relating to Peace Corps are also available by country of service or your home state

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Country Fund[edit]

Contributions to the Jordan Country Fund will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Jordan. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]