Oh yes, the all important Peace Corps application timeline.  I spent months staring at these longingly, hoping that mine would be as short as some and that I wouldn’t have to suffer a wait nearly as long as others.

Without further ado, here is mine:

Application Submitted: August 12, 2015

Under Consideration for Rwanda: September 9, 2015

Interview Request: November 27, 2015

Interview Conducted via Skype: December 2, 2015

Invitation Received: February 1, 2016

All Medical Forms Submitted: April 1, 2016

Medical Clearance Received: June 14, 2016

Staging Email Received: August 19, 2016

Staging: September 19, 2016 in Philadelphia

DEPARTURE FOR RWANDA: September 20, 2016

Mine was definitely a longer timeline than many, but I also applied very early compared to many people that I know for my desired departure date.  I spent months biting my nails but it was certainly worth it in the end!