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|Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 1:31 am: |
I'm currently applying to the PC. I have one year left of undergrad, and since I really want to live abroad for a couple years after college and want to one day be a lawyer working in international human rights, I have considered becoming a PCV between undergrad and law school for a few years now. I find myself on this wild roller coaster of emotions ranging form complete excitement to complete dread when I contemplate what my life could be like if I am selected as a volunteer. My main fear is being depressingly lonely while I'm there. I'm not worried about homesickness because my school is a 13 hour drive away from my family, and I've lived abroad on two separate occasions for months at a time. It's more that I have this nightmarish vision of me sitting in a hut in the middle of nowhere every night for 27 months completely alone with only giant cockroaches to keep me company that keeps creeping up to haunt me whenever I log-on to the application... I know that everyone's experience is different, but in general are there other PCVs close by or does the community allow you to assimilate to the point that you have a social life? Is there even enough free time to have a social life? Also, is my being doubtful about joining normal, or is it unwise to rely on my sheer determination to prove to myself that I am capable of volunteering to get me through? Any other information that anyone has to share is completely welcome! Thanks!