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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Uganda]] and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that an essential item to one person is a waste of space and money to another. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything mentioned below, so consider each of the suggestion below and make certain bringing it makes sense to you personally and professionally. If you can’t imagine why you would use an item on this list, you probably never will. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have a 80-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Uganda, including made-to-order clothes. Also note that you will be responsible for carrying all of these items through airports, on crowded buses, and through large cities. Luggage should be lightweight but sturdy, lockable, and easy to carry. As mentioned earlier, Ugandans place great emphasis on being well-groomed and appropriately dressed. When it comes to dress, it is best to err on the conservative side. Tight, torn, revealing, and skimpy clothing is unacceptable. Women’s skirts should be below the knee, and slips are a must. Most Ugandan women do not wear sleeveless garments or trousers in the workplace. For men, button-down shirts are a must for work; T-shirts are not appropriate as professional wear. Do not bring military- or camouflage-style clothing.  
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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The climate in Uganda is pleasantly moderate, although it can be quite cool at night and in the rainy season, especially in the hilly areas. In choosing clothing, remember that you will be washing clothes by hand, that it can take a long time for items to dry in the rainy season, and that dark clothing is better at hiding mud and dirt.
Peace Corps Armenia <br>
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33 Charents Street, <br>
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Yerevan 0025. <br>
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Republic of Armenia <br>
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===General Clothing ===
(374-10) 52-44-50;<br>
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55-13-65; 56-25-65. <br>
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* Belt
International Fax: (374-1) 55-79-91 <br>
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* Rain gear
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* Sleepwear
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* Sun hats or caps
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* Sweater, sweatshirt, or windbreaker
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* Sturdy gloves for gardening and other work
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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===For Women ===
AZ 1000<br>
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Main P.O. Box 77<br>
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* Three basic below-the-knee skirts
Peace Corps<br>
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* One or two pairs of culottes for bike riding and fieldwork
Baku, Azerbaijan
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* Four short-sleeved (not sleeveless) tops (tank tops can be worn underneath if desired)
<br><br><br>
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* One below-the-knee dress for special occasions
| width=50% | [[Image:PCOfficeAzerbaijan.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps office in Baku, Azerbaijan]]
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* One or two pairs of slacks for gardening and travel (jeans are rarely appropriate for women and are hard to wash and dry)
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* One or two pairs of shorts for sports
| align="center"| '''[[Bangladesh]]'''
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* Two-year supply of cotton underpants, bras, and socks (not available locally)  
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* Nylons (not necessary for Uganda but perhaps useful for vacation) -- they are available in country as well
Peace Corps<br>
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* Durable sports bra
House 10F Road 82<br>
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* Two or three half slips and one full slip
Gulshan 2<br>
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* At least one, one-piece swimsuit
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
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===For Men ===
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* Four pairs of nice cotton or polyester-blend trousers for work (jeans are okay for casual wear, not for work, but are very hard to wash and dry)
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* One nice dress shirt and tie for special occasions (a sports coat is useful but not a must, and some teacher trainers find they need to wear ties) 
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* Four or five button-down shirts for work, most short-sleeved
"Your Name", PCT<br>
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* One or two pairs of shorts (conservative length) for sports and wearing around the house
Corps de la Paix Americain<br>
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* Four or five T-shirts for casual wear and physical labor
01 B.P. 971<br>
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* Two-year supply of cotton underwear and socks
Cotonou, Benin <br>
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* Swimsuit
Afrique de l’Ouest (West Africa)
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<br><br><br>
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===Shoes ===
| <flickr>322381311|thumb|-|"View from the top of CHQ Cotonou Headquarters (as Peace Corps like to call it now) in Cotonou, Benin."</flickr>
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* One pair of dress shoes
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* One pair of sturdy, comfortable work shoes with closed toes
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* One pair of hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes
"Your Name," PCT<br>
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* One pair of sturdy sandals (flip-flops and simple canvas shoes are available in Uganda)
Cuerpo de Paz<br>
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Casilla #1603<br>
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===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items ===
Cochabamba, Bolivia<br>
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South America
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* Prescription drugs for the first three months
<br><br><br>
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* Two or three months’ supply of sanitary napkins or other feminine hygiene supplies (ob-brand minipads are available locally but are expensive, and you will not have a chance to buy any during training)
| <flickr>1351465055|thumb|-|"A view from the Peace Corps office in Cochabamba"</flickr>
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* Shaving cream (available locally)
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* Deodorant (available locally but expensive)
| align="center"| '''[[Botswana]]'''
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* Cotton swabs (also available locally)
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* Shampoo and cream rinse for the first few weeks
| [[Image:PCOfficeBotswana.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps/Botswana Office; Gaborone, Botswana]]
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* Toothbrushes and travel case (toothpaste is available locally, but bring an initial supply)
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* Dental floss (though the Peace Corps provides floss, it is handy to have some for other purposes (e.g., hanging pictures))
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* Hair clips, bobby pins, covered elastic bands
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* Razors and blades (some types are available locally); remember not to pack these or other sharp objects in your carry-on bag
"Your Name," PCT<br>
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* Brush/comb, some extra ones
S/c Corps de la Paix<br>
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* Lotions and powders (note that scented toiletries can attract insects)
01 B.P. 6031<br>
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* Nail clippers and nail files or emery boards
Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
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* Hair-cutting scissors
<br><br><br>
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===Kitchen ===
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You will be given a modest settling-in allowance after training to buy household items in Uganda, and pots and pans, dishes, cups, basins, cookers, and lanterns are widely available. You might want to send some food items to yourself before you leave, such as powdered drink mixes, granola bars, chocolate that won’t melt, and your favorite spices (many spices are available here, especially Indian ones).
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"Your name,"<br>
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* Two sets of sheets; twin-size flat ones are the most useful (local sheets are of poor quality and expensive, though local blankets are of good quality)
Peace Corps Trainee<br>
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* French press, if you appreciate good coffee
Corps de la Paix<br>
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* Three to four washcloths for use in bucket baths (also available locally)
B.P. 215<br>
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* Several large towels (lightweight beach towels are a good choice-these are available locally as well)
Yaoundé, Cameroon
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* Cookbook or recipes
<br><br><br>
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* Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool
| <flickr>422573795|thumb|-|"Robert Strauss, pictured in front of the main building at the Peace Corps office ended his five year stint as Peace Corps director on Feb. 28, 2007. "</flickr>
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* Good can opener (available locally, but often of poor quality)
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* Vegetable peeler and other favorite low-tech gadgets (most items available locally)
| align="center" | '''[[Cape Verde]]'''
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* Measuring cup and spoons (also available locallye)  
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* Mess kit for cooking (most items available locally)
"Your Name," PCT<br>
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* Plastic food storage containers and bags
A/C Corpo da Paz<br>
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C. P. 373 – Praia<br>
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===Miscellaneous ===
Republic of Cape Verde
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<br><br><br>
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* At least 15 passport-size photos will be used to obtain a residency permit and for use in obtaining other forms of identification soon after you arrive, so pack them in your carry-on luggage
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* Umbrella (available locally)
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* Sewing kit
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* U.S. stamps, for sending mail with people traveling back home
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* Good dictionary
PCT, "Your Name"<br>
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* Reference books for your specialty (there are also good materials in Peace Corps/Uganda’s resource center)
Corps de la Paix<br>
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* Duct tape
B.P. 1323<br>
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* Small stapler and staples (also availabel locally)
N’Djamena, Chad<br>
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* Travel alarm clock
Central Africa
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* Small mirror
<br><br><br>
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* Sturdy water bottle (e.g., Nalgene)
| <flickr>598699028|thumb|-|"Peace Corps Chad 1997; The front of the Peace Corps office in N'djamena, Chad, near the central market. "</flickr>
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* Pocket-size solar calculator
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* Sleeping bag and pad (some Volunteers say these are essential; others say they never use them)
| align="center"|  '''[[China]]'''
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* Good flashlight and extra bulbs
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* Sunglasses
"Your Name"<br>
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* Money belt
U.S.-China Friendship Volunteers<br>
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* Basic wristwatch
Sichuan University – Mail Box 278<br>
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* Shortwave radios
No. 29 Wang Jiang Road<br>
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* Binoculars (optional-Uganda is a bird-watcher’s heaven)
Chengdu, Sichuan 610064<br>
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* Camera
China (PRC)
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* Bungee cords  
<br><br><br>
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* Daypack
| [[Image:PCOfficeChina2.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Entrance to the Peace Corps / China Office in Chengdu, China]]
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* Solar-powered battery charger and batteries (if needed for your gear)
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*      Solar bulbs or/and solar power panels. With a power panel you can charge your cell or any other low-voltage USB-port devices, such as IPod, Kindle, etc. All you need is sun, and that's plentiful. You may want to check the Nokero and Solio products. Peace Corps Volunteers get a 25%-50% discount on Nokero products when they join [http://www.marketforchange.com Market for Change]
| align="center" | '''[[Costa Rica]]'''
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* Music player and music (consider the power and battery consumption of the different options, also consider the risk of having this stolen)  
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* Musical instruments (if you play or plan to learn)
"Your Name," PCT<br>
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* A few novels (to read and swap)  
Cuerpo de Paz<br>
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* Hobby materials like sketching pads and pencils
Apartado Postal 1266<br>
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* Games
1000 San José<br>
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Costa Rica
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Note: Do not bring a mosquito net; Peace Corps/Uganda provides these.  
<br><br><br>
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[[Category:Uganda]]
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| align="center" | '''[[Dominican Republic]]'''
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Cuerpo de Paz<br>
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Av Bolivar 451, Gazcue<br>
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Apartado Postal 1412<br>
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>1050031851|thumb|-|"Peace Corps office"</flickr>
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| align="center"|  '''[[Eastern Caribbean]]'''
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"Your name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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PO Box 123<br>
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Castries, St. Lucia<br>
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West Indies
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeEasternCaribbean.JPG|center|thumb|350px|PC/Eastern Caribbean Sub-Office on St. Vincent]]
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| align="center" | '''[[East Timor]]'''
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Corpo de Paz<br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Caixa Postal 310<br>
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Dili, East Timor
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" | '''[[Ecuador]]'''
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"Your Name," PCV or PCT<br>
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Cuerpo de Paz<br>
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Casilla 17-08-8624<br>
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Quito, Ecuador<br>
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South America
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>2652821343|thumb|-|"Peace Corps Office in Quito"</flickr>
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| align="center" | '''[[El Salvador]]'''
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"Your Name," PCV<br>
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Apartado Postal 1947<br>
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Correo Nacional<br>
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Centro de Gobierno<br>
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>2937816623|thumb|-|"Headquarters; It is technically considered part of the embassy, so security is pretty tight."</flickr>
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| align="center" | '''[[Ethiopia]]'''
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Your Name/PCT<br>
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US Peace Corps/Ethiopia<br>
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P.O. Box 7788<br>
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" | '''[[Fiji]]'''
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps/Fiji<br>
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Private Mail Bag<br>
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Suva, Fiji Islands<br>
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South Pacific
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" | '''[[Gambia, The]]'''
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"Your Name," PCV<br>
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U.S. Peace Corps<br>
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PO Box 582<br>
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Banjul, The Gambia<br>
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West Africa
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeTheGambia.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps/The Gambia]]
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| align="center"|  '''[[Georgia]]'''
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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29A Vazha Pshavela<br>
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Tbilisi, 0160<br>
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Georgia
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeGeorgia.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps/Georgia office building (left) and garden (right)]]
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| align="center" | '''[[Ghana]]'''
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps/Ghana<br>
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P.O. Box 5796<br>
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Accra-North, Ghana<br>
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West Africa
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center"|  '''[[Guatemala]]'''
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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8 Calle 6-55, Zone 9<br>
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Guatemala City, 01009<br>
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Guatemala, Central America
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeGuatemala.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps/Guatemala Office in Antigua, Guatemala]]
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| align="center"|  '''[[Guinea]]'''
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| <br><br><br>
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"Your Name"<br>
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Corps de la Paix Americain<br>
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B.P. 1927<br>
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Conakry, Guinea<br>
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West Africa
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeGuinea.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps office in Conakry]]
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| align="center" |  '''[[Guyana]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps Guyana<br>
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c/o U.S. Embassy<br>
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100 Young & Duke Streets<br>
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Georgetown, Guyana<br>
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South America
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>426246715|thumb|-|"Peace Corps office, Georgetown, Guyana "</flickr>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Honduras]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Voluntario del Cuerpo de Paz<br>
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Apartado Postal 3158<br>
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Tegucigalpa, D.C 11102<br>
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Honduras
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Jamaica]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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c/o Country Director<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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8 Worthington Avenue<br>
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Kingston, 5, Jamaica, West Indies
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>565356524|thumb|-|"Peace Corps Office Front Door"</flickr>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Jordan]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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c/o Peace Corps/Jordan<br>
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P.O. Box 6338<br>
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Amman 11118<br>
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Jordan
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center"|  '''[[Kazakhstan]]'''
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"Your name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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P.O. Box 257<br>
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050022 Almaty<br>
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Kazakhstan
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeKazakhstan.JPG|center|thumb|350px|PC/Kazakhstan’s Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan]]
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| align="center" |  '''[[Kenya]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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Your Name/PCT<br>
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PO Box 30518-00100<br>
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Nairobi, Kenya
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Kiribati]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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PO Box 260<br>
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Bikenibeu, Tarawa<br>
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Republic of Kiribati, Central Pacific
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>1808137692|thumb|-|"Peace Corps / Kiribati Headquarters"</flickr>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Lesotho]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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Jane/John Doe, PCT<br>
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c/o Peace Corps/Lesotho<br>
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PO Box 554<br>
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Maseru, 100 LESOTHO
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Macedonia]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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Your Name<br>
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Miroven Korpus<br>
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Oslo 6<br>
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1000 Skopje<br>
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MACEDONIA
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Madagascar]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name", PCT Peace Corps<br>
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Corps de la Paix<br>
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B.P. 12091<br>
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Poste Zoom Ankorondrano<br>
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101 Antananarivo<br>
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Madagascar
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeMadagascar.JPG|center|thumb|350px|PC/Office Madagascar]]
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| align="center" |  '''[[Malawi]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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P. O. Box 208<br>
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Mali]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Corps de la Paix<br>
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B.P. 85<br>
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Bamako, Mali
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Mauritania]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Corps de la Paix<br>
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B.P. 222<br>
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Nouakchott, Mauritania<br>
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West Africa
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>296551010|thumb|-|"Peace Corps offices Nouakchott, Mauritania"</flickr>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Mexico]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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(Your name)<br>
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Peace Corps/Mexico<br>
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Av. Universidad Oriente 202<br>
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Colonia San Javier<br>
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76020 Querétaro, Querétaro<br>
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Mexico
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Micronesia]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," Peace Corps Trainee<br>
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Peace Corps/Micronesia<br>
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PO Box 9<br>
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Kolonia, Pohnpei, FM 96941
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Moldova]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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“Your Name,” PCT<br>
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Corpul Pacii<br>
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Str. Grigore Ureche 12<br>
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2001 Chisinau<br>
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Republica Moldova
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Mongolia]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Post Office Box 1036<br>
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Central Post Office<br>
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Ulaanbaatar 13<br>
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Mongolia (via China)
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Morocco]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," Trainee<br>
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s/c Corps de la Paix<br>
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2, rue Abou Marouane Essaadi<br>
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Agdal, Rabat 10100, MOROCCO
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>3061524534|thumb|-|"Outside the Peace Corps office in Rabat."</flickr>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Mozambique]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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Your Name, PCT<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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C.P. 4398<br>
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Maputo, Mozambique
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Namibia]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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PO Box 6862<br>
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Ausspannplatz,<br>
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Windhoek, Namibia
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Nicaragua]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Voluntario del Cuerpo de Paz<br>
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Apartado Postal 3256<br>
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Managua, Nicaragua<br>
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Central America
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Niger]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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Name of Trainee/Volunteer<br>
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Corps de la Paix<br>
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B.P. 10537<br>
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Niamey, Niger
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Panama]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Cuerpo de Paz/Panama<br>
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Apartado 0834-02788<br>
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Panamá, República de Panamá
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<br><br><br>
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| align="center" |  '''[[Paraguay]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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“Your Name,” PCT or PCV<br>
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Cuerpo de Paz<br>
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162 Chaco Boreal c/Mcal. López<br>
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Asunción 1580, Paraguay<br>
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South America
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<br><br><br>
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|-
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| align="center"| '''[[Peru]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Cuerpo de Paz<br>
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Calle Vía Láctea 132<br>
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Urb. Los Granados, Surco<br>
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Lima 33, Peru
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficePeru.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps/Peru Office in Lima, Peru]]
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|-
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| align="center"|  '''[[Philippines]]'''
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| <br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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U.S. Peace Corps<br>
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P.O. Box 7013<br>
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Airmail Distribution Center<br>
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N.A.I.A.<br>
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Pasay City, Philippines<br>
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1301<br>
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<br>
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or<br>
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<br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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c/o U.S. Peace Corps<br>
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6/F PNB Financial Center<br>
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Pres. Diosdado<br>
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Macapagal Ave.<br>
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Pasay City, Philippines<br>
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1308
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficePhilippines.JPG|center|thumb|350px|The United States and the Republic of the Philippines flags at the entrance to the PC/Philippines office.]]
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|-
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| align="center" |  '''[[Romania]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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Your Name<br>
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Peace Corps/Romania<br>
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Str. Negustori, Nr. 16<br>
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Sector 2, Bucharest<br>
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Romania
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<br><br><br>
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|
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| align="center" |  '''[[Rwanda]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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PC/Rwanda<br>
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B.P. 5657<br>
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Kigali, Rwanda
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<br><br><br>
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|
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|-
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| align="center"|  '''[[Samoa]]'''
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| <br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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Private Mail Bag<br>
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Apia, Samoa<br>
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South Pacific
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeSamoa.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Entrance to the Peace Corps/Samoa office]]
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|-
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| align="center" |  '''[[Senegal]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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PCT "Your Name"<br>
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Corps de la Paix<br>
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B.P. 299<br>
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Thiès, Senegal<br>
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West Africa
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<br><br><br>
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| <flickr>2732200067|thumb|-|"Outside of the Peace Corps office."</flickr>
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|-
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| align="center"| '''[[South Africa]]'''
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| <br><br><br>
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Your Name<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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PO Box 9536<br>
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Pretoria 0001<br>
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South Africa
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeSouthAfrica.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps/South Africa Office; Pretoria, South Africa]]
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|-
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| align="center" |  '''[[Suriname]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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Peace Corps/Suriname<br>
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"Your Name"<br>
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P.O. Box 9500<br>
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Paramaribo-Zuid, Suriname<br>
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South America
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<br><br><br>
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|
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| align="center" |  '''[[Tanzania]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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Peace Corps Training Site<br>
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PO Box 9123<br>
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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<br><br><br>
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|
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|-
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| align="center"|  '''[[Thailand]]'''
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| <br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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242 Rajvithi Road<br>
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Amphur Dusit<br>
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Bangkok 10300, Thailand
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeThailand.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps/Thailand Office in Bangkok, Thailand]]
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|-
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| align="center" |  '''[[Togo]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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PCT / PCV "your name"<br>
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Corps de la Paix<br>
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B.P. 3194<br>
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Lomé, Togo<br>
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West Africa
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<br><br><br>
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|
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|-
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| align="center" |  '''[[Tonga]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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U.S. Peace Corps<br>
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P.O. Box 147<br>
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Nuku’alofa, Tonga<br>
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South Pacific
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<br><br><br>
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|
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|-
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| align="center" |  '''[[Turkmenistan]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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U.S. Peace Corps Turkmenistan<br>
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PO Box 258, Krugozor<br>
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Central Post Office<br>
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Ashgabat, 744000<br>
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Turkmenistan
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<br><br><br>
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|<flickr>538886227|thumb|-|"PC office"</flickr>
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|-
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| align="center"|  '''[[Uganda]]'''
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| <br><br><br>
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"Your Name," PCT<br>
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P.O. Box 29348<br>
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Kampala, Uganda
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeUganda.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps office in Kampala, Uganda]]
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|-
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| align="center" |  '''[[Ukraine]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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U.S. Peace Corps/Ukraine<br>
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PCV (Name of Volunteer)<br>
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P.O. Box 298<br>
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01030<br>
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Kyiv, Ukraine<br>
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<br>
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If a street address is required:<br>
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U.S. Peace Corps/Ukraine<br>
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PCV (Name of Volunteer)<br>
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111A Saksahanskoho Street<br>
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01032<br>
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Kyiv, Ukraine
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<br><br><br>
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|
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|-
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| align="center"|  '''[[Vanuatu]]'''
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| <br><br><br>
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"Your Name"<br>
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Peace Corps/Vanuatu<br>
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PMB 9097<br>
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Port Vila<br>
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Republic of Vanuatu
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<br><br><br>
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| [[Image:PCOfficeVanuatu.JPG|center|thumb|350px|Peace Corps/ Vanuatu Office; Port Vila, Vanuatu]]
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|-
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| align="center" |  '''[[Zambia]]'''
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|<br><br><br>
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(Your Name)/PCT<br>
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Peace Corps<br>
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P.O. Box 50707<br>
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Lusaka, Zambia
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<br><br><br>
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Packing List for [[{{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]

Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[{{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]] based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list!
  • [[Packing list for {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]
  • [[Training in {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]
  • [[Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles in {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]
  • [[Health care and safety in {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]
  • [[Diversity and cross-cultural issues in {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]
  • [[FAQs about Peace Corps in {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]
  • [[History of the Peace Corps in {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]
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See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks

[[Category:{{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |3}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |4}} {{#explode:Packing list for Uganda| |5}}]]

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Uganda and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that an essential item to one person is a waste of space and money to another. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything mentioned below, so consider each of the suggestion below and make certain bringing it makes sense to you personally and professionally. If you can’t imagine why you would use an item on this list, you probably never will. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have a 80-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Uganda, including made-to-order clothes. Also note that you will be responsible for carrying all of these items through airports, on crowded buses, and through large cities. Luggage should be lightweight but sturdy, lockable, and easy to carry. As mentioned earlier, Ugandans place great emphasis on being well-groomed and appropriately dressed. When it comes to dress, it is best to err on the conservative side. Tight, torn, revealing, and skimpy clothing is unacceptable. Women’s skirts should be below the knee, and slips are a must. Most Ugandan women do not wear sleeveless garments or trousers in the workplace. For men, button-down shirts are a must for work; T-shirts are not appropriate as professional wear. Do not bring military- or camouflage-style clothing.

The climate in Uganda is pleasantly moderate, although it can be quite cool at night and in the rainy season, especially in the hilly areas. In choosing clothing, remember that you will be washing clothes by hand, that it can take a long time for items to dry in the rainy season, and that dark clothing is better at hiding mud and dirt.


General Clothing[edit]

  • Belt
  • Rain gear
  • Sleepwear
  • Sun hats or caps
  • Sweater, sweatshirt, or windbreaker
  • Sturdy gloves for gardening and other work

For Women[edit]

  • Three basic below-the-knee skirts
  • One or two pairs of culottes for bike riding and fieldwork
  • Four short-sleeved (not sleeveless) tops (tank tops can be worn underneath if desired)
  • One below-the-knee dress for special occasions
  • One or two pairs of slacks for gardening and travel (jeans are rarely appropriate for women and are hard to wash and dry)
  • One or two pairs of shorts for sports
  • Two-year supply of cotton underpants, bras, and socks (not available locally)
  • Nylons (not necessary for Uganda but perhaps useful for vacation) -- they are available in country as well
  • Durable sports bra
  • Two or three half slips and one full slip
  • At least one, one-piece swimsuit

For Men[edit]

  • Four pairs of nice cotton or polyester-blend trousers for work (jeans are okay for casual wear, not for work, but are very hard to wash and dry)
  • One nice dress shirt and tie for special occasions (a sports coat is useful but not a must, and some teacher trainers find they need to wear ties)
  • Four or five button-down shirts for work, most short-sleeved
  • One or two pairs of shorts (conservative length) for sports and wearing around the house
  • Four or five T-shirts for casual wear and physical labor
  • Two-year supply of cotton underwear and socks
  • Swimsuit

Shoes[edit]

  • One pair of dress shoes
  • One pair of sturdy, comfortable work shoes with closed toes
  • One pair of hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes
  • One pair of sturdy sandals (flip-flops and simple canvas shoes are available in Uganda)

Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items[edit]

  • Prescription drugs for the first three months
  • Two or three months’ supply of sanitary napkins or other feminine hygiene supplies (ob-brand minipads are available locally but are expensive, and you will not have a chance to buy any during training)
  • Shaving cream (available locally)
  • Deodorant (available locally but expensive)
  • Cotton swabs (also available locally)
  • Shampoo and cream rinse for the first few weeks
  • Toothbrushes and travel case (toothpaste is available locally, but bring an initial supply)
  • Dental floss (though the Peace Corps provides floss, it is handy to have some for other purposes (e.g., hanging pictures))
  • Hair clips, bobby pins, covered elastic bands
  • Razors and blades (some types are available locally); remember not to pack these or other sharp objects in your carry-on bag
  • Brush/comb, some extra ones
  • Lotions and powders (note that scented toiletries can attract insects)
  • Nail clippers and nail files or emery boards
  • Hair-cutting scissors

Kitchen[edit]

You will be given a modest settling-in allowance after training to buy household items in Uganda, and pots and pans, dishes, cups, basins, cookers, and lanterns are widely available. You might want to send some food items to yourself before you leave, such as powdered drink mixes, granola bars, chocolate that won’t melt, and your favorite spices (many spices are available here, especially Indian ones).

  • Two sets of sheets; twin-size flat ones are the most useful (local sheets are of poor quality and expensive, though local blankets are of good quality)
  • French press, if you appreciate good coffee
  • Three to four washcloths for use in bucket baths (also available locally)
  • Several large towels (lightweight beach towels are a good choice-these are available locally as well)
  • Cookbook or recipes
  • Swiss Army knife or Leatherman tool
  • Good can opener (available locally, but often of poor quality)
  • Vegetable peeler and other favorite low-tech gadgets (most items available locally)
  • Measuring cup and spoons (also available locallye)
  • Mess kit for cooking (most items available locally)
  • Plastic food storage containers and bags

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • At least 15 passport-size photos will be used to obtain a residency permit and for use in obtaining other forms of identification soon after you arrive, so pack them in your carry-on luggage
  • Umbrella (available locally)
  • Sewing kit
  • U.S. stamps, for sending mail with people traveling back home
  • Good dictionary
  • Reference books for your specialty (there are also good materials in Peace Corps/Uganda’s resource center)
  • Duct tape
  • Small stapler and staples (also availabel locally)
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Small mirror
  • Sturdy water bottle (e.g., Nalgene)
  • Pocket-size solar calculator
  • Sleeping bag and pad (some Volunteers say these are essential; others say they never use them)
  • Good flashlight and extra bulbs
  • Sunglasses
  • Money belt
  • Basic wristwatch
  • Shortwave radios
  • Binoculars (optional-Uganda is a bird-watcher’s heaven)
  • Camera
  • Bungee cords
  • Daypack
  • Solar-powered battery charger and batteries (if needed for your gear)
  • Solar bulbs or/and solar power panels. With a power panel you can charge your cell or any other low-voltage USB-port devices, such as IPod, Kindle, etc. All you need is sun, and that's plentiful. You may want to check the Nokero and Solio products. Peace Corps Volunteers get a 25%-50% discount on Nokero products when they join Market for Change
  • Music player and music (consider the power and battery consumption of the different options, also consider the risk of having this stolen)
  • Musical instruments (if you play or plan to learn)
  • A few novels (to read and swap)
  • Hobby materials like sketching pads and pencils
  • Games

Note: Do not bring a mosquito net; Peace Corps/Uganda provides these.