Are You Cut Out for the Peace Corps?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

If you are the type of person who cares about the world and the people in it that are less fortunate than you, and you like to travel all over the world and visit places that no tourist ever sees, then you might find joining the Peace Corps is something that you want to do. 

But this endeavor isn't for everyone; people that join the Peace Corps are a different breed. The whole thing is about helping people less fortunate in developing countries around the world, so basically you are going to do something meaningful, but you aren't going to get to mess around on Snapchat as much as you might like.

Can you handle being put in situations like being in extreme heat surrounded by bugs and weird looking reptiles? Do you think there are a lot more important things in the world other than money? Do you think sleeping in a nice soft bed and having constant Internet access is totally important? 

Joining the Peace Corps doesn't make you a better person than others, but it sure does mean that you have a good set of values and don't mind a little adventure. Take this quiz to find out if you are cut out for the Peace Corps.

How many languages do you speak?

Do you love to travel in a group?

Have you ever traveled solo?

How's your immune system?

Can you handle the heat?

Have you got a lot of teaching experience?

Be honest: how much do you care about other people?

Are you really just in it for the resume building?

How much can you pack into a carry-on?

Have you ever gotten by somewhere that you didn't speak the language?

Have you ever gotten into such a pickle while traveling that you had to call home for help even when it was thousands of miles away?

How resourceful are you?

Do you fear large bugs and spiders?

How do you react to malaria tablets?

Are you planning to get pregnant, or impregnate someone else, in the next three years?

Do you get homesick?

How far out of school are you?

Do you love to study?

Are you a people person?

How much do you love money?

Do you know how to talk to someone from another culture without talking down to them?

Are you a fussy eater?

Do you get travel sick?

Are you currently carrying a lot of debt?

Is your passport in order?

Are your taxes up to date?

Do you have any criminal convictions, anywhere on the planet?

Have you ever been arrested?

How long can you go without checking your phone?

Are you really doing this to get away from problems at home?

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