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General questions answered here.,
This review is from: So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go (Paperback)
This book fills a certain need among Peace Corps applicants. Questions are typically answered with huge, sweeping generalizations within the PC world. Banerjee goes a long way in his attempt to quell the anxiety felt by anyone who has received, extensively, those vacuous responses. The problem is, however, that the life of a PC volunteer varies from one volunteer to the next. There is so much depending on your site, your country, and your personality that it is difficult to answer any one question without beginning to generalize as your recruiter or placement officer (or medical officer, or staging personnel, or...) has to do on a daily basis. It's just REALLY hard to answer any questions about PC life that will translate across the board to everyone. My suggestion: read the book. If you've had that nagging feeling that this is something you want to do, that you really want to join the Peace Corps, this book will not sway you either way. It might even answer some questions. But you know if you really want to go. So just do it. I'm speaking as someone who survived an evacuation and re-assignment. It will all work out.