Describe your time spent serving as a member of the Peace Corps

  1. jdaviswrites profile image90
    jdaviswritesposted 8 years ago

    Describe your time spent serving as a member of the Peace Corps

    What brought you to the decision to apply to the Peace Corps and eventually ship out? What were your emotions in the first few months compared to the end of the two years? Where did you serve and what kind of work did you take on? etc.

  2. White Sapphire profile image56
    White Sapphireposted 7 years ago

    I had always wanted to travel as a teenager but never had the resources.  Then during college I was able to study abroad in London and got bit hard by the travel bug.  I was determined that first thing I would do after college was live overseas for a long period of time.  I also didn't like my major of fashion business anymore and was considering teaching so the Peace Corps was a free way to see if I would like teaching as a long term career.  Plus out of all of the teach English overseas opportunities the Peace Corps offered the longest contract and the best benefits package.

    Training was very difficult because there were several adjustments that had to be made during a short period of time.  Some of the stress-inducing circumstances were the heat, different food, different language, paying attention in 6-7 hours/day of language class, and frequent diarrhea.  Adjusting to my site was even more difficult than training because I had become attached to my training site and the culture of the training site was very different from the culture of my permanent site.  At the end of the two years I was glad that I had done it and had learned how to function in a society that is very different from American society.  But I also had had enough of the country and was ready to move back to the US.  For me I think it was a combination of homesickness and falling in love with another volunteer that made me want to go home.  Had I not fallen in love I think I would've applied to do an additional two years in China.

    I served in the West African country of Mauritania and I was an English Education volunteer.

    Funny thing about the Peace Corps is even though I served from 2006 - 2008 my husband and I still have regrets about things that we should've done differently while we were there.

  3. JT Walters profile image77
    JT Waltersposted 7 years ago

    I didn't actually spend time in the peae corp but dated someone who finished their Master's Degree while serving in the peace corp in a third world country to develop drinkable clean water  and it was really hard for him.  I have heard the stories and I can tell you he was glad ot get out.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)