Pros: experience of a lifetime, lifelong friendships, cross-cultural exchange
Cons: illness, parasites, uncertainty about projects, having to leave after 2 years.
A "typical day" in Peace Corps is hard to sum up, as everybody has a different experience and everyday brought new challenges, adventures, and learning experiences.
Peace Corps tests your inner strength, perseverance, your ideas of cultural norms and the world, and your intestinal lining.
Flexibility, patience, self-motivation and direction are all qualities a Peace Corps Volunteer must learn during their time in service. "Going with the flow" as well as being assertive are two characteristics you develop fast.
The hardest part was feeling like I didn't do enough.
The best part was not just working in a community, but becoming a part of it.