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Start off with the TL;DR: Thinking about the Peace Corps. Thoughts, experiences, stories are welcome.
I'm finishing my bachelor's in Public Health in about a year, and would like to pursue my master's degree in the same field. A lot of Master's programs couple a Master's in Public Health with working in the Peace Corps for two years.
Some schools offer nice incentives, such waiving almost a full semester of credits, potentially waving a Thesis defense, discounted tuition, etc. The government also gives $6k when you get back, (supposedly) gives "non-competitive" status on your application for all government jobs for one year, deferment with potential cancellation of student loans, and a few more.
Cons are it's two years of my life, I won't have a lot of cash or a job when I return.
I'm looking around on the internet and generally can't find a lot of negatives. I've lived on my own for a while, have traveled quite a bit, and have lived in a developing country for a 2 month period on my own. I know the do's and don'ts when it comes to being in a foreign countries.
But....it seems too good.
Which brings me to /trv/. I would like your input on the Peace Corps, and if you have any stories or friends that have been through it. General input and discussion is welcome!
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hey /trv/, i'm going to make my way west. i'm 18 years old and am planning to pan handle to get by, bike if i have to cause its starting to get warm. i need advice you guys can give me, books to read, ideas on washing, going to the bathroom, how to get into shelters, easy food, how to make shelter if i really need to, etc.
i hope you guys can help me
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Here's the question related with Easyjet, as they will start to fly to Moscow from the next week.
What are major extra payments for the flight? And how much is the luggage?
or is that better to take a "Flexi" option?
Also, i saw some other options on anywayanyday
Well, there are flights with stopover in particular cities. But fares seem to be even cheaper than Easyjet( particularly "Flexi" option)
So, which is better:
getting there by Easyjet or having a flight with a stopover, but cheaper.
Moving to Canada
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Has anyone here moved from a shitty fuckhole like Brazil to Canada?
If yes, was it difficult? Did you first enter the country with that minimal amount of money they set(CA$12.000,00 from what I last read), or did you manage to find a job, and then moved there with a worker's permit, getting a full citizenship later?
I've already checked Canada's immigration page, was very informative, but I was looking for personal experiences now.
I'm a psychology student, and from what I read apparently this degree is pretty well received there? I wonder if I could find a job at a human resources department or something.
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I'm travelling to Berlin for a few days, soon.
What are things that I should see? Things that are well known/things that are not well known.
Good places to eat, dinners, cake, what not? Museums? Hookers? Just bring some tips and I'll be happy.
I've already planned some things to see, but I've yet to sort out everything, and I hope you guys can share some ideas!
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I have a question for those of you who live outside the United States(or the U.K., I guess). Does it bother you when tourists visit your country and are unable to speak the language? I'm currently on vacation in Copenhagen and I just feel bad that I can't say anything beyond saying 'hello', followed by 'I don't speak Danish'. I mean, I can also say 'yes', 'no', and 'thank you', but it seems rather pointless after the entire conversation has been in English. I don't expect myself to be fluent for a vacation, but do those of you who don't speak English as a first language get annoyed by people like me?
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ITT: beta travel stories
>be on exchange in NZ
>beta, pretty shy, eager to meet new people
>be in class on Antarctic Geography
>goes well... only American in class, a few other exchange students
>meet a girl there talk with her lots, think "wow finally looking up for me"
>going well... they dig accent, find me interesting, etc
>1 month in, have to give presentation about penguin nesting sites
>I am on this
>get it all done, have it on PowerPoint, gonna plug comp in and run it off laptop
>problem: night before was looking at porn
>plug comp in, everything is on the big screen
>close windows before opening PowerPoint
>a bunch are pics of foot fetish porn
>pics of girls feet on cocks
>fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
>pics only up for like 2 seconds but it is long enough
>gasping mild laughter, Kiwi faggot in back shouts something
>want to curl up in hole and die
>actually give brief presentation
>sit down, everyone awkward, girl says nothing
>get up and leave after, never go to another class
>don't go to any other classes
>a bunch of other exchange students find out, get made fun of and ostracized from everyone
>D in class, fail one course, Cs in others
>worst grades on my transcripts
>flew home right after exam