So please understand my reservation asking this question, because I am super thankful to be in this position, but...
I have been accepted to serve in South Africa starting in July, and serving in the Peace Corps has been my dream and goal since before college.
However, I am nervous about my placement in South Africa. I have very specific interests in life (I love the French language, Islamic countries, I am writing my final Thesis over Feminism and Islam in Morocco and Indonesia), and to my surprise I was placed in a country where none of my existing interests overlap.
I am very grateful to be accepted, don't want to seem spoiled, and will love my time in South Africa, but I have more hesitations than I would because I will be cut off from the topics which drive me academically, instead of furthering them if I was in a country which overlapped with my interests (Furthering my studies of Islam in Indonesia, for example, instead of losing that knowledge in South Africa).
Does anybody know if I should contact my Placement Specialist about this, or is it too late/ rude and ungrateful to do so?
For the record, my desire to serve outweighs my specific country, but I am having so many more hesitations than I would normally.
Thank you for your advice.