this is for RPCV's out there... I have heard so many positive things. In the interest of full disclosure I want to know if anyone regrets joining the Peace Corps? And why?
I think it is a very good question. I always wondered why no one seems to want to discuss the negatives of Peace Corps. Nothing in life is all rainbows and sunshine--marriage, parentage, college... The good tends to outweigh the bad.
But,overall with Peace Corps, in seems that if one says anything bad--it is looked at as un-American.
For me, Peace Corps was a great thing to get me to where I wanted to be career-wise. The bad was is the boredom, the cliquishness, the fact that we are in some countries where we really do not need to be as the countries can afford to PAY for services rather than using taxpayer dollars.
But overall, I only wish I had done it right after college rather than at 40+. I think then I would have gotten the experience that I wanted.