I'm 25 and in my third and final year of grad school in a field I don't want a career in. I plan on finishing the degree because I've already invested time and money into it, but I probably won't really use it. Come June 07' I'll have a lot of free time and no real ties so I'll need something to do.
I've been looking into the Peace Corps a little bit, but it's a big decision. I like the idea of being somewhere else, learning a new language, and helping out, but I'm not sure it's for me. Have any of you served in the Peace Corps? If so, what was your experience like? Where did you volunteer? Did you get the place you requested? Were living expenses fully covered? How was the support network? Did you have any student loans before you left? What was it like to return home afterward?
I'm trying to get all the info I can. I figure first hand experience is a good source of info. If anyone knows of any other info sources please let me know.