Peace Corps Update

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As some of you may know from my previous blog post, I recently applied to the Peace Corps.

I applied for secondary English teaching positions in countries all over the world, but my top choice was Mongolia.

I sent my application in on Sept. 9 and was invited to interview with a Placement and Assessment Specialist on Oct. 3. After the hour long Skype interview, I was told I could be hearing back from her regarding my application as soon as that day or as late as Dec. 1.

Hearing that, I obviously checked my email every five seconds hoping for an invitation to serve.

This morning while I was reading my usual Buzzfeed articles at work, I noticed a new notification in my e-mail from the Peace Corps and my heart stopped. Literally.

I opened the email and read “Congratulations!” and I started to cry. At my desk. In front of my boss. Before I even read the rest of the e-mail.

Once I calmed down and finished reading the e-mail, I was informed that I have been invited to serve in the Peace Corps as a Secondary Education English Teacher in Mongolia. I officially accepted my invitation – about five minutes ago – and I am planning to depart in May 2017.

Have you ever felt like running a marathon and shouting from the top of a roof simultaneously? Same. To say I am excited would be an understatement.

So what does this mean for me now?

Well, first of all, I have to contain my excitement and finish my homework due today.

Then, I have to pass medical and legal clearances, buy a Mongolian dictionary, and celebrate with family and friends.

I knew I started this travel blog for a reason. 😉

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5 thoughts on “Peace Corps Update

  1. neverlandexistblog October 12, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Congratulations!! I don’t know if you’ve been there before or not yet, Mongolia is gorgeous. I fell in love with it. I have a post on it in my Blog if you’d like to check it out. Congrats again!

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    • Lindsey Hogan October 12, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you! I have not been to Mongolia but I am so so excited to go! I’ll make sure to check out your blog post too 🙂

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  2. Kathy Hacias October 13, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Congrats Lindsey. I knew you would be picked. We are so proud of you! You sure are experiencing life that the average person doesn’t. This sounds like an experience of a lifetime. We definitely will celebrate with you before your departure. Love and God Bless you!

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    • Lindsey Hogan October 13, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you so much Aunt Kathy! I am so excited. And I can’t wait to see everyone and celebrate! Love you too! Xoxo

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  3. cheetahspreadslove November 5, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Congratulations! Let me know if you have any questions or just want to talk! ❤

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