I've been nominated to go to the Pacific in early September and was concerned when Palau was the only Pacific destination listed. Beautiful place, but the PC has a requirement there that volunteers live with a host family for their entire 27 month stay. Vanuatu is also lovely and volunteers may have their own homes.
My current status is still "no progress". Because I'm not nominated to leave for months, they haven't begun my medical clearance yet. And placement clearance can't begin until medical clearance happens.
I keep reminding myself that patience is a virtue and realizing that I'm just not all that virtuous.
Today, though, I'm dreamin' of Vanuatu!