Has anyone here every been in the Peace Corps? If so what did you think of your experience? What were some of the things you liked and disliked? Has anyone done both the Peace Corps and TEFL? Which did you like better? I am graduating from college in December. I was thinking of working some dead end job for a year to pay off some loans and then joining the Peace Corps or doing TEFL somewhere. What are your suggestions?
If you work as a TEFLer in a country such as Japan, you can make quite a decent wage - maybe this would be a good way to both pay of some of your loans and satisfy the travel bug?! If you do opt for TEFL, choose your country carefully. There's a couple that don't pay too great at all (I think Hungary is one of them), so if you're not too cashed up these probably aren't the destinations you wanna go for!
If u go to the Thorn Tree travel site
there is a guy there with the user name VTT.
He used to work for the Peace Corps in the 60s.
I think if u send him a private mail he would be happy to give his opinions.
[ Edit: Edited on Nov 6, 2007, at 11:50 PM by Mel. ]
Thanks for the advice! Is there no one at this site that has been in the Peace Corps? That is hard to believe.