So I know all of you are anxiously wondering “How will I send Matt letters, awesome care packages, and boxes and boxes of Kit Kats?!”, well stop hyperventilating into a brown paper bag because your answer has arrived. Between April to June, I will be doing Pre-Service Training in a town near Kiev, so all mail should be addressed to the following:
If they require an address, use the following:
Sadly, I’ve come to find out only letters can be received during Pre-Service Training. So, after I find out where my permanent site location is and an address, I’ll be sure to post that as well.
Just a FYI, this statement was given by Peace Corps regarding sending mail:
“Family and friends should not send you valuable items through the mail, as mail sometimes arrives opened, with items missing, or does not arrive at all.”
They also state that padded envelopes are recommended over boxes, so maybe save all the jewels and diamonds you were planning on sending me for when I visit the states. Furthermore, you should write “Air Mail” on the envelope, or else the package will be sent slower. Some further information regarding pricing and what not from UPS can be found HERE.
WARNING: it can take up to two weeks for me to receive the package so don’t be alarmed if you don’t hear back for a bit.
… and I was being serious about the Kit Kats, just saying