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*[[Packing lists by country]]
 
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*[[Living conditions and volunteer lifestyles by country]]
 
*[[Health care and safety by country]]
 
*[[Diversity and cross-cultural issues by country]]
 
*[[FAQs by country]]
 
*[[History of the Peace Corps by country]] 
 
|Pre-service training will probably be the most intense period of your Peace Corps service, as you will need to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully serve as a Volunteer in just 10 weeks. While the training period will be extremely busy, it should also be a time of excitement, discovery, and self-fulfillment. The effort and challenges of adapting to a new culture will draw on your reserves of patience and humor but will be handsomely rewarded with a sense of belonging among new friends.
 
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The government of Azerbaijan invited Peace Corps to work in the country, beginning with a project in the education sector in 2003. The Azerbaijan Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Peace Corps work together at the community level to improve the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL) programs at schools and universities. The post launched its second project, the Community Economic Development (CED) project, in 2005.  The first Youth Development ( YD) Volunteers swore in with AZ5 in September 2007.
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==[[Africa]]==
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==Peace Corps History==
  
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''Main article: [[History of the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan]]''
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[[Training in Benin]]<br>
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The government of Azerbaijan has expressed keen interest in having a Peace Corps program since 1997. However, because of intense lobbying efforts by anti-Azerbaijani Armenian-Americans, the Freedom Support Act of 1992 contained a special provision (Section 907) that banned U.S. foreign assistance to Azerbaijan without presidential approval. This act effectively blocked any initiative by the Peace Corps until 2002, when President George W. Bush lifted the provision.
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[[Training in Botswana]]<br>
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[[Training in Burkina Faso]]<br>
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[[Training in Cameroon]]<br>
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[[Training in Cape Verde]]<br>
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[[Training in Ethiopia]]<br>
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[[Training in The Gambia]]<br>
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[[Training in Ghana]]<br>
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[[Training in Guinea]]<br>
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[[Training in Kenya]]<br>
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[[Training in Lesotho]]<br>
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[[Training in Madagascar]]<br>
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[[Training in Malawi]]<br>
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[[Training in Mali]]<br>
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[[Training in Mauritania]]<br>
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[[Training in Mozambique]]<br>
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[[Training in Namibia]]<br>
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[[Training in Niger]]<br>
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[[Training in Rwanda]]<br>
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[[Training in Senegal]]<br>
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[[Training in South Africa]]<br>
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[[Training in Swaziland]]<br>
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[[Training in Tanzania]]<br>
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[[Training in Togo]]<br>
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[[Training in Uganda]]<br>
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[[Training in Zambia]]<br>
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Shortly thereafter, Vilayat Guliev, minister of foreign affairs for the government of Azerbaijan, formally requested a Peace Corps presence. This was strongly supported by the U.S. embassy staff in Baku (Azerbaijan’s capital), and in April 2002, the Peace Corps began an assessment. The assessment team declared Azerbaijan “highly suitable for a new Peace Corps program,” citing the enthusiastic support of the U.S. embassy, Azerbaijani ministry officials, local government officials, Azerbaijani students and teachers, and local and international <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Raymond_Moy nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). On the strength of this assessment and the U.S. president’s declared interest in increasing the size of the Peace Corps and enabling citizens in predominantly Muslim countries to interact with Americans, the Peace Corps director approved the establishment of a program in Azerbaijan for 2003.
  
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==Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyles==
  
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''Main article: [[Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyles in Azerbaijan]]''
  
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As a Volunteer, you will live in a town or village outside of Baku. Peace Corps/Azerbaijan staff, with some consideration of your desires, selects your site carefully, its principal considerations being safety and security and matching the needs of the local community with your skills and aptitudes. We want to ensure that your talents are as fully engaged during your tour of service as possible.
  
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Your housing might be a private room in a family’s dwelling, a shared house, or a small apartment. You will live with a host family during training as part of your language and cultural orientation. Upon being sworn in as a Volunteer, you will again live with an Azerbaijani host family in your assigned community for the first four months of your service. The Peace Corps will select your host family for this period. Just as we make every effort to select sites that will fully engage you, we expect that you will make every effort to absorb Azerbaijani culture by spending at four months of your service living directly with a host country family. After this four-month period, alternative housing arrangements may be considered in consultation with your program manager and the medical officer. Most volunteers would like to live on their own, and usually do so, but some Volunteers remain in host family housing for their entire service. In Azerbaijan, appropriate independent housing is scarce; you should prepare for the possibility of living with a host family for your entire service.
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[[Training in Cambodia]]<br>
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==Training==
[[Training in China]]<br>
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[[Training in Mongolia]] <br>
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[[Training in Philippines]]<br>
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[[Training in Thailand]]<br>
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''Main article: [[Training in Azerbaijan]]''
  
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Following a brief pre-departure orientation (staging) in the United States, you will participate in an intensive 11-week pre-service training program in Azerbaijan. Peace Corps/ Azerbaijan uses a community-based training model that is designed around real-life experiences and emphasizes community involvement. Trainees live with host families in one of several training villages around a central training facility outside the capital. The goals of community-based training are: (1) to provide experiential learning in settings similar to those at Volunteer sites; (2) to give trainees the best possible opportunity to gain competence in technical, cross-cultural, language, and health and safety areas in a culturally and linguistically appropriate context; and (3) to guide trainees in self-directed learning so they can continue independent learning at their site.
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Pre-service training contains six main training components: technical, Azerbaijani language, cross-cultural, health, and safety, and the opportunity to visit your potential site. Most of pre-service training time is spent on the first three of these components.
  
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==Your Health Care and Safety in Azerbaijan==
  
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''Main article: [[Health Care and Safety in Azerbaijan]]''
  
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The Peace Corps’ highest priority is maintaining the good health and safety of every Volunteer. Peace Corps medical programs emphasize the preventive, rather than the curative, approach to disease. The Peace Corps in Azerbaijan maintains a clinic with one or two (depending on the number of Volunteers) medical officers, who take care of Volunteers’ primary healthcare needs. Additional medical services, such as testing and basic treatment, are available in Baku at an American-standard hospital. If you become seriously ill, you will be transported either to an American-standard medical facility in the region or to the United States.
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[[Training in Belize]]<br>
 
[[Training in Costa Rica]]<br>
 
[[Training in El Salvador]]<br>
 
[[Training in Guatemala]]<br>
 
[[Training in Honduras]]<br>
 
[[Training in Mexico]]<br>
 
[[Training in Nicaragua]]<br>
 
[[Training in Panama]]<br>
 
  
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==Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues==
  
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''Main article: [[Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues in Azerbaijan]]''
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Our diversity helps us accomplish that goal. In other ways, however, it poses challenges. In Azerbaijan, as in other Peace Corps host countries, Volunteers’ behavior, lifestyle, background, and beliefs are judged in a cultural context very different from their own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed in Azerbaijan.
  
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Outside of Azerbaijan’s capital, residents of rural communities have had relatively little direct exposure to other cultures, races, religions, and lifestyles. What people view as typical American behavior or norms may be a misconception, such as the belief that all Americans are rich and have blond hair and blue eyes. The people of Azerbaijan are justly known for their generous hospitality to foreigners; however, members of the community in which you will live may display a range of reactions to cultural differences that you present.
  
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* Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color
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* Possible Issues for Senior Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Volunteers
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* Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers
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* Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities
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* Possible Issues for Married Volunteers
  
[[Training in Albania]]<br>
 
[[Training in Armenia]]<br>
 
[[Training in Azerbaijan]]<br>
 
[[Training in Bulgaria]]<br>
 
[[Training in Georgia]]<br>
 
[[Training in Kazakhstan]]<br>
 
[[Training in Kyrgyzstan]]<br>
 
[[Training in Macedonia]]<br>
 
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[[Training in Moldova]]<br>
 
[[Training in Romania]]<br>
 
[[Training in Turkmenistan]]<br>
 
[[Training in Ukraine]]<br>
 
  
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==Frequently Asked questions==
  
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|H1s=  71.5
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|H2r=  25
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|H2s=  85.3
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|H3r=  43
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|H3s=  82.9
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|H4r=  41
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|H4s=  103.5
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|H5r=  39
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''Main article: [[FAQs about Peace Corps in Azerbaijan]]''
  
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* How much luggage am I allowed to bring to Azerbaijan?
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* What is the electric current?
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* How much money should I bring?
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* When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
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* Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
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* Do I need an international driver’s license?
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* What should I bring as gifts for Azerbaijani friends and my host family?
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* Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
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* How can my family contact me in an emergency?
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* Can I call home?
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* Will there be e-mail and Internet access? Should I bring my computer?
  
[[Training in Jordan]]<br>
 
[[Training in Morocco]]<br>
 
  
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==Packing List==
  
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''Main article: [[Packing List for Azerbaijan]]''
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This list has been compiled by Peace Corps/Azerbaijan and Volunteers and is 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! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have a weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Azerbaijan.
  
==[[South America]]==
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* General Clothing
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* For Women
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* For Men
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* Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items
  
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==Peace Corps News==
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[[Training in Bolivia]]<br>
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Current events relating to Peace Corps are also available by [[News | country of service]] or [[News by state|your home state]]
[[Training in Ecuador]]<br>
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[[Training in Guyana]]<br>
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[[Training in Paraguay]]<br>
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[[Training in Peru]]<br>
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[[Training in Suriname]]<br>
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==[[The Caribbean]]==
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==Country Fund==
  
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Contributions to the [https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=314-CFD Azerbaijan Country Fund] will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Azerbaijan. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.
  
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* [[List of resources for Azerbaijan]]
[[Training in Dominican Republic]]<br>
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* [[Volunteers who served in Azerbaijan]]
[[Training in the Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
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* [[Pre-Departure Checklist]]
[[Training in Guyana]]<br>
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* [[Inspector General Reports]]
[[Training in Jamaica]]<br>
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[[Training in Suriname]]<br>
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==[[The Pacific Islands]]==
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[http://www.usapropertyinvestors.com.au Property Investment] | [http://www.usapropertyinvestors.com.au/about Property Investing Australia]
  
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[[Training in Fiji]]<br>
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[[Training in Micronesia]]<br>
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[[Category:Azerbaijan]] [[Category:Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]
[[Training in Samoa]]<br>
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[[Category:Country]]
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Revision as of 00:25, 7 December 2015

The government of Azerbaijan invited Peace Corps to work in the country, beginning with a project in the education sector in 2003. The Azerbaijan Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Peace Corps work together at the community level to improve the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL) programs at schools and universities. The post launched its second project, the Community Economic Development (CED) project, in 2005. The first Youth Development ( YD) Volunteers swore in with AZ5 in September 2007. Oxone

Peace Corps History

Main article: History of the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan

The government of Azerbaijan has expressed keen interest in having a Peace Corps program since 1997. However, because of intense lobbying efforts by anti-Azerbaijani Armenian-Americans, the Freedom Support Act of 1992 contained a special provision (Section 907) that banned U.S. foreign assistance to Azerbaijan without presidential approval. This act effectively blocked any initiative by the Peace Corps until 2002, when President George W. Bush lifted the provision.

Shortly thereafter, Vilayat Guliev, minister of foreign affairs for the government of Azerbaijan, formally requested a Peace Corps presence. This was strongly supported by the U.S. embassy staff in Baku (Azerbaijan’s capital), and in April 2002, the Peace Corps began an assessment. The assessment team declared Azerbaijan “highly suitable for a new Peace Corps program,” citing the enthusiastic support of the U.S. embassy, Azerbaijani ministry officials, local government officials, Azerbaijani students and teachers, and local and international [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Raymond_Moy nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). On the strength of this assessment and the U.S. president’s declared interest in increasing the size of the Peace Corps and enabling citizens in predominantly Muslim countries to interact with Americans, the Peace Corps director approved the establishment of a program in Azerbaijan for 2003.


Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyles

Main article: Living Conditions and Volunteer Lifestyles in Azerbaijan

As a Volunteer, you will live in a town or village outside of Baku. Peace Corps/Azerbaijan staff, with some consideration of your desires, selects your site carefully, its principal considerations being safety and security and matching the needs of the local community with your skills and aptitudes. We want to ensure that your talents are as fully engaged during your tour of service as possible.

Your housing might be a private room in a family’s dwelling, a shared house, or a small apartment. You will live with a host family during training as part of your language and cultural orientation. Upon being sworn in as a Volunteer, you will again live with an Azerbaijani host family in your assigned community for the first four months of your service. The Peace Corps will select your host family for this period. Just as we make every effort to select sites that will fully engage you, we expect that you will make every effort to absorb Azerbaijani culture by spending at four months of your service living directly with a host country family. After this four-month period, alternative housing arrangements may be considered in consultation with your program manager and the medical officer. Most volunteers would like to live on their own, and usually do so, but some Volunteers remain in host family housing for their entire service. In Azerbaijan, appropriate independent housing is scarce; you should prepare for the possibility of living with a host family for your entire service.

Training

Main article: Training in Azerbaijan

Following a brief pre-departure orientation (staging) in the United States, you will participate in an intensive 11-week pre-service training program in Azerbaijan. Peace Corps/ Azerbaijan uses a community-based training model that is designed around real-life experiences and emphasizes community involvement. Trainees live with host families in one of several training villages around a central training facility outside the capital. The goals of community-based training are: (1) to provide experiential learning in settings similar to those at Volunteer sites; (2) to give trainees the best possible opportunity to gain competence in technical, cross-cultural, language, and health and safety areas in a culturally and linguistically appropriate context; and (3) to guide trainees in self-directed learning so they can continue independent learning at their site.

Pre-service training contains six main training components: technical, Azerbaijani language, cross-cultural, health, and safety, and the opportunity to visit your potential site. Most of pre-service training time is spent on the first three of these components.

Your Health Care and Safety in Azerbaijan

Main article: Health Care and Safety in Azerbaijan

The Peace Corps’ highest priority is maintaining the good health and safety of every Volunteer. Peace Corps medical programs emphasize the preventive, rather than the curative, approach to disease. The Peace Corps in Azerbaijan maintains a clinic with one or two (depending on the number of Volunteers) medical officers, who take care of Volunteers’ primary healthcare needs. Additional medical services, such as testing and basic treatment, are available in Baku at an American-standard hospital. If you become seriously ill, you will be transported either to an American-standard medical facility in the region or to the United States.


Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues

Main article: Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues in Azerbaijan

Our diversity helps us accomplish that goal. In other ways, however, it poses challenges. In Azerbaijan, as in other Peace Corps host countries, Volunteers’ behavior, lifestyle, background, and beliefs are judged in a cultural context very different from their own. Certain personal perspectives or characteristics commonly accepted in the United States may be quite uncommon, unacceptable, or even repressed in Azerbaijan.

Outside of Azerbaijan’s capital, residents of rural communities have had relatively little direct exposure to other cultures, races, religions, and lifestyles. What people view as typical American behavior or norms may be a misconception, such as the belief that all Americans are rich and have blond hair and blue eyes. The people of Azerbaijan are justly known for their generous hospitality to foreigners; however, members of the community in which you will live may display a range of reactions to cultural differences that you present.

  • Possible Issues for Female Volunteers
  • Possible Issues for Volunteers of Color
  • Possible Issues for Senior Volunteers
  • Possible Issues for Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Volunteers
  • Possible Religious Issues for Volunteers
  • Possible Issues for Volunteers With Disabilities
  • Possible Issues for Married Volunteers


Frequently Asked questions

Azerbaijan
2008 Volunteer Survey Results

How personally rewarding is your overall Peace Corps service?|}} Rank:
2008 H1r::42|}}
Score:
2008 H1s::71.5|}}
Today would you make the same decision to join the Peace Corps?|}} Rank:
2008 H2r::25|}}
Score:
2008 H2s::85.3|}}
Would you recommend Peace Corps service to others you think are qualified?|}} Rank:
2008 H3r::43|}}
Score:
2008 H3s::82.9|}}
Do you intend to complete your Peace Corps service?|}} Rank:
2008 H4r::41|}}
Score:
2008 H4s::103.5|}}
How well do your Peace Corps experiences match the expectations you had before you became a Volunteer?|}} Rank:
2008 H5r::39|}}
Score:
2008 H5s::52.5|}}
Would your host country benefit the most if the Peace Corps program were---?|}} Rank:
2008 H6r::9|}}
Score:
2008 H6s::98.3|}}
2008BVS::Azerbaijan


Main article: FAQs about Peace Corps in Azerbaijan

  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring to Azerbaijan?
  • What is the electric current?
  • How much money should I bring?
  • When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
  • Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
  • Do I need an international driver’s license?
  • What should I bring as gifts for Azerbaijani friends and my host family?
  • Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
  • How can my family contact me in an emergency?
  • Can I call home?
  • Will there be e-mail and Internet access? Should I bring my computer?


Packing List

Main article: Packing List for Azerbaijan

This list has been compiled by Peace Corps/Azerbaijan and Volunteers and is 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! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have a weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Azerbaijan.

  • General Clothing
  • For Women
  • For Men
  • Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

Peace Corps News

Current events relating to Peace Corps are also available by country of service or your home state

The following is automatic RSS feed of Peace Corps news for this country.
<rss title=on desc=off>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&scoring=n&q=%22peace+corps%22+%22azerbaijan%22&output=rss%7Ccharset=UTF-8%7Cshort%7Cdate=M d</rss>


PEACE CORPS JOURNALS
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Country Fund

Contributions to the Azerbaijan Country Fund will support Volunteer and community projects that will take place in Azerbaijan. These projects include water and sanitation, agricultural development, and youth programs.

See also

Property Investment | Property Investing Australia

External links

Armoire forte blindée