|By Mindy (cpe-24-160-112-250.houston.res.rr.com - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 1:35 am: Edit Post|
Hi, I was recently invited to Bangladesh to volunteer as a Peace Corps English teacher and now have a week to make my decision. Can any of the RPCVs please give me any valuable information whatsoever - I am not overjoyed at the assignment to Bangladesh, but am hoping that some of you will be able to tell me more about the country, the adjustments, any regrets or obstacles, etc.. Anything is appreciated! Thank you
|By John W. Evans (adsl-065-007-202-120.sip.mia.bellsouth.net - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 9:00 am: Edit Post|
I just happened across this website looking for some PC-BD info for myself, and thought I would answer your question. I served in Bangladesh from 2/00 until they evacuated the program in 10/01. I feel very strongly that my time in BD with the Peace Corps was profound and continually positive in my life. I can understand your reservations about your post, and honestly, it's a hard place to serve given the climate, cultural, and socioeconomic contrast with the US. That said, I think you will be able to make an informed decision about whether it's right for you during the training period (12 weeks, when you first get there, unless they've changed it). It's hard to say much more without just talking about my personal experience, but that training period is a good time to feel it out!
Hope it helps,
John W. Evans