Whether you have questions about what to bring or what daily life might look like at site, the answer is probably here!
There is also a lot of great information under For Applicants & Future Trainees and For Americans!
1) Packing Advice
Where can we find packing lists?
Can we buy blankets at PST? Or do we NEED to bring a sleeping bag? *I have a sleeping pad
Does Morocco get cold in the winter, shall I bring warm clothing?
Should I invest in a 20 degree sleeping bag? Would you recommend bringing a phone?
What would you say is the most essential thing to pack?
What kind of phone do volunteers usually bring?
What are the 3 most useful items you'd recommend an invitee bring with them from the states?
What products, if any, did you bring a 2 year supply of? Are you happy you did?
Should I leave the denim at home or are jeans acceptable?
What kinds of clothes are we expected to wear our first week in country? Is it business casual?
Would you recommend a travel backpack or a hiking backpacking backpack?
Did you bring anything from home that you have loved?
What is one thing you wish you'd packed?
What’s the most important thing to bring? Besides computer and phone?
What is something I could pack to benefit the youth/community?
What is the most important thing to keep in mind when packing/helpful packing tips?
Are books in English (esp. kids’) easy to come by in Morocco? Or would this be a good thing to bring?
What’s the one thing you regret not packing/bringing?
2) Life at Site (Language, Host Families, Integration, Travel, etc.)
What do volunteers like to do to destress while trying to adjust to a new life?
How is the homestay dynamic? I'm curious about a few of your experiences.
Are Moroccan cell/data plans affordable and useful for PCVs?
When sharing U.S. pictures abroad, should the pics be as conservative as they are?
Are our paychecks meant to cover rent to our host family? Do you pay rent when living with a host family?
Will we be with a host family at our permanent site, or have our own place?
What is the best way to travel with money… credit card, cash?
Are we able to have visitors around Christmas time?
Is there good backpacking/camping in country?
What is one advice you would give when living with a host family?
What’s your favorite thing to do in your town?
How has adjusting to a conservative culture affected you?
How do you find community before being able to effectively communicate?
What has been the best form of communication with family back home?
What are a few suggestions for help overcome any hardship during service?
How long did it take you to feel comfortable with the language?
Where have you visited on your vacation days?
What has been your favorite part of service?
How often are most PCVs in Morocco able to get internet access? What’s the speed like?
What are some good ways to integrate into your community at your permanent site?
How often do you use French?
What was the hardest part of service for you?
How well do you get to know other volunteers?
What do Volunteers do for exercise?
Why are you happy you picked Morocco?
Is it common for legal clearances to take this long? Is there anything I can do?
Still waiting on medical clearance & I depart on Sept 8th...can I start freaking out yet?
How much money should I save up before I leave?
Have you gone to prayer at the mosque? Did you go alone/friends/colleagues/host family?
Did you get any say where you were placed for service or were you just assigned after training?
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