I got my phone call from the APCD in Zambia right away this morning....totally not as big of a deal as I was thinking. I must have been one of the first people she called, as I think she was starting at around 8:30am, and I got my call around 9:00am. Anyways, she didn't really have much to say, nor did she have much to ask. Basically, she just asked if I had any questions. Luckily I had prepared a few questions beforehand... so she answered those and that was basically it. So here is some of the new info. I found out:
There are 29 people in my Education group leaving on January 31st. I will be assigned a language and a host family/house towards the end of the first week, after returning from the first site visit (to an existing PCV's house). We will be biking a lot from the very start of training...living with a host family, then biking possibly to a separate village for language group, then biking to another possible village for education/job training. There are limited possibilities for working with Early Childhood Centers/Schools and almost no chance of working with any kind of Special Education programs (although she will keep her eyes and ears open for anything of that sort). And finally, from reading my resume, she expects me to have more to share and contribute to our training group because I have had prior teaching experience where others in my group have not.
Other than that, she just said to make sure I bring: a tent, sleeping bag, and headlamp. Check!