I'm considering joining the Peace Corps with my friend after we both graduate from college. I'm wondering if anyone on the board has done this or knows someone who has. What was your experience with it or what have you heard about the Peace Corps? Thanks for any input!
I was working as a volunteer for 6 months in Mozambique and I met quite a lot of Peace Corps. From I saw they all had a good time.. 2 years might seem like a long time but you really have the chance to achieve something. You can create substanial development and change peoples lifes, at least you will change your own.. My 6 months were way to short.. I also spent 9 months preparing for it in cold and rainy denmark.. with the Peace Corps you also recieve some money when you are done which is a big advantage. So I think you should defenitly do it! it will be an experience for lifetime
My best friend is currently in Mali working for the Peace Corps. She's having a fantastic time, although very frustrated at how little she can truly do for people of her village. If you want some first-hand knowledge, let me know and I'll see if it's OK to give you her email address.