The job search has finally paid off! After three months in the U.S. spending hours and hours and hours looking for jobs, applying for jobs, and the occasional job interview, I have officially accepted and been cleared for a position with Peace Corps! The position is titled “Public Affairs Assistant” and it is in the Communications Department of Peace Corps, at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is just a three month temporary position for now, but if they like me and I like working there (and like living in D.C.) there is a possibility that it will turn into … Continue reading Finally Employed!
When you COS, the PCMO will tell you a little bit about the AfterCorps program, and how great it is. Turns out, this is a lie. It is totally overpriced; and they pay almost nothing of your bills. Peace Corps will also give no practical information about using the insurance. I will tell you about my experiences, since no one in the Peace Corps office will help you with any practical questions about the program. The monthly cost is roughly $180 (at least for me, it might vary by person). I am a generally healthy person, no pre-existing conditions. Checking … Continue reading Turns Out, AfterCorps is Terrible Health Insurance.