Lost, Do it man...overall it's a good deal.
one needs a special skill to contribute. atleast an AA degree before the application is even looked at
This is not true! So I Guess that's good for you huh?
none of my natural born skills or talents are really gonna assist 3rd world nations
Not true again, it doesnt take a rocket scientist to to teach kids english, there you already qualified!!! Or to teach art classes to elementary
I have worked with the PC many times and many PC volunteers are my good friends. While we do not agree on politics and military matters (I think
they're all hippies) we still get along great. I am a Marine stationed in a former Soviet country, not that many english speakers here and a very
small American population. Most Americans here are older and have out grown thier "wild days" so I tend to hang out with the PC volunteers quit a
bit.......the ones that don't im a baby-killer.
My peeps in the PC like it very much and do not regret joining. Would they sign on for a 2nd term? probably not. The money sucks, basically you make
the minimum to survive...cost of board and food and a little spending cash. But in the 3rd world countries that little goes kinda far. I understand
that many of them do not have much and they really are trying and do make a difference, that's what it's all about......so go ahead and kiss your
PS2, TV and soft mattress good-bye. There are a very few of them who get out here and whine about the living conditions that PC slated them to live
in, whine about the pay and the opposite sex (same for some) and cry about everything...don't be one man, it's all about what you make of it.
This one dude in the PC has learned Russian pretty well while being here and in 6 months. when his commitment is up he is going to Moscow to attend
college. Is he paying for it? nope..not a dime, Peace corps does not pay much of it, but many schools offer scholarships and deals for former
A few of the others here work in schools, one teaches english...one does electrical work for a local village. Unless you are friggen retard..you have
a skill, we all do.
The travel is great and the cultural experience is awesome. You will meet many people and have a good time. I must warn you, some PCers are straight
up WACOS and anti-anything made in the USA...is this bad hell yeah. They are representing the US just same as me being a Marine and when they spout
thier crap and garbage to the nationals in whatever country...it makes them and the US look like A-holes.
Just remember to be a good Ambassador...and represent what you would like the US to be.
[edit on 24/5/2005 by SportyMB]