Am I fit?
November 9, 2006 4:26 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in spending a couple of years in another part of the world, either volunteering or teaching. Am I fit to do so? If so, what programs should I look into?
posted by treepour to travel & transportation (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm considering looking into something along the lines of the Peace Corps or an english-teaching program.
About me: I'm male, 34, live in the U.S., but have never traveled abroad. I have a degree in philosophy, am about to get an MFA in writing, and have decent computer/programming/web skills. I want to make a positive contribution to the world, however small, and also learn about what life is like outside of the isolated world I live in.
Possible complications: I'm gay, but would be (reluctantly) willing to go back into the closet for a year or two. I do have a history of depression & anxiety disorders, for which I might need monthly prescription medications. Pretty bad allergies are generally kept under control via over-the-counter meds.
Am I even possibly fit for such endeavors? If so, what programs should I look into?