I received an “Invitee Questionnaire,” yesterday. This questionnaire is basically the final paper to help determine where exactly I will be placed within The Gambia. It determines if I will be living near a city or larger town or if I will be living in a rural village.
The first question they ask besides your name is “What kind of setting would you prefer to work and live in?” I am given a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being a “capital urban area,” and 5 being “village/rural,” I of course put 5 because I would like to be in a more rural area. A couple of the other questions I was asked are:
“Some activities related to work may be a distance from your house. How do you feel about riding your bike between your village and into a larger town?”
“Would you prefer to be posted to a site that has a volunteer nearby (within 5 kilometres) or would you be happy to be more isolated?”