|By CatheenPomponio (66-193-147-225.static.twtelecom.net - 220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 5:47 pm: Edit Post|
It is probably true in some cases and false in most cases. The way to curtail this is to do better screening before the person goes into the host country. As far as our living stipend, I know I received $250. us dollars per month to cover the cost of livingin including: transportation, telephone; food and clothing. We really had to learn how to live with very simple basics. However, there were people who found ways to circumvent the basic Peace Corps instructions to live in the same manner as other people. My feeling is that as you would behave at home in your own house - presuming you behaved well - keep the same standards in your host country.