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Rebekah Evens
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Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 9:04 pm:   

I am currently filling out the last of my application, and in the mean time have been looking at 'possible' sites (knowing that even with my spanish classes, the chance of me being sent elsewhere still exists. Eh, I'm flexible). After researching the culture, customs, cities, and what programs were running where I found myself falling in love a bit with Colombia. However, on further reading it seems that since it has only been reopened recently the people they are bringing in are a lot more skilled then a simple fresh-outta-college girl.

Even though I am prepared, and excited, to go anywhere, possibilities have always bothered me. And when I have my interview and are asked my preferences, I am curious if I should even bring up Colombia if there isn't a snowball's chance in Texas to go. Currently the Peace Corps Wiki has nothing up on it.

Does anyone have any news of what standards they might want for Colombia (basically, anyone who is more familiar with the Peace Corps then I am- which is most people here I'm guessin'), and should I toss the preference out there anyway (if that is one of the questions they ask)?
Joanne Roll
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 9:34 am:   

Rebekah, As I understand it, the first group to re-enter Colombia consisted of people who had served in the Peace Corps. It was their job to initiate the re-entry. The focus is on TSEL, teaching English as a second language, and I would imagine that Peace Corps is looking for applicants skilled in that area. You might try reviewing the website: Friends of Colombia for more information. Good luck.

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