***With the Peace Corps, we get placed with a PST (pre-service training) host family while we’re training for the first 3 months. Half way through PST we get to find out where we’ll be placed and work for the next 2 years.
My group has had two long anxious weeks waiting for our permanent site announcement day! I’m happy to say…I’m going to Mogokerto! It’s only a 2 hr bus ride from Kediri (the village I’m currently training in) and 1 hour away from Surabaya, which is where the Peace Corps office is located. I’m super excited because I’ll be teaching at a SMA (public high school) and I’m also very nervous as well since my only “real” teaching experience is with my practicum school right now. But I’m confident Peace Corps training will prepare me well for my service.
I’m a little sad that I don’t have any of my fellow ID10’s as site mates but luckily the closest ID10 to Mojokerto is only 2 hours away in Kediri. Additionally, I also have an ID9 in Mojokerto who lives about 1.5 hr (bike ride) from me. So I will be able to learn a lot from her.
Tomorrow, I’ll be taking a bus to Mogokerto to visit my permanent site, school, and meet my new host family. It’s all so exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time! I will have a host grandma, a host mom, a host dad (who won’t be around much because of work), and 2 little host sisters! I’m so excited to meet them all tomorrow.
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