A concern has been growing within me as of late: I could be assigned to a gig where I live in a big city speaking English most of the time -- keep in mind, my assigned area in the Peace Corps is currently IT.
(Liz, you didn't cause this - your info just matches with what I have heard from others)
I have been reading about Peace Corps service and emailing with current Peace Corps volunteers about their assignments. So far, I have heard two things in common:
- Everyone's Peace Corps experience is different.
- There are many unexpected challenges before, during, and after service.
One thing that has not been common, but has occurred more than I expected was the number of volunteers who are not in "traditional third-world settings".
It may sound weird, but I am hoping to be assigned to a very third-world type of setting. I have been expecting to go anywhere and do whatever job I was assigned -- I just thought the one given with a Peace Corps assignment would be living in a non-modern, non-US style setting.