1) Firsthand development experience, catalyzing sustainable change at the local level.
2) Language experience .
3) Twenty-seven months in a mud hut contemplating my belly button and Other Large Life Questions. (Also, reading as many books as I want).
4) Making amazing connections with people and forming forever friendships.
7) Losing like, twenty pounds.
6) Wait, don't they get like a $6,000 stipend at the end of it?
1) Two years of being constantly asked for money while catalyzing change and watching it die a slow and painful death.
2) Language experience in something like Chichewa, Ibo, Ciluba, Shabo, Dahalo which are obviously in high demand once you move back to the suburbs.
2) Twenty-seven months in a mud hut contemplating my belly button and Other Large Life Questions. (Plus, running out of books!)
3) Rabies, scabies, babies and other scary diseases.
4) Having to leave behind amazing connections and forever friendships.
5) Traveler's diarrhea.
6) Eating nsimi, ugali or foufou every day for three years. Blech.
7) Ooo $6,000. That will pay for like, 1/9th of my college loans.
I am obviously too cynical already to do this. What do YOU think? Would YOU join the Peace Corps??
M is for mud hut,