Has anyone done any volunteer work overseas? It seems like a good option for newly-minted graduates looking to travel, make a contribution, and gain experience.
Back in 1995 I looked into teaching English in Mongolia as a VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) worker but was put off by the two year requirement. One year would have been okay, but I didn’t have enough beer money to get through two. I ended up finding a private bank to sponsor my stay; I did a bit of work for them, and they got me a work permit. Quite an experience! The bank gave me a hunting knife as a parting gift! :shock: And they told me to use it on Chinese!
The Peace Corps is the American equivalent of VSO.
Amos, before you sign up, a warning; it’s “peace” not “piss.”