So I've been thinking of joining when I get out of high school. I need kind of a break from my life (not why I'm joining but it is a plus) and one of my teachers really recommended for us to go into the peace corps and volunteer, help out folks, etc. The only downside I really see, is that I would be gone for over 2 years. Like I would be almost 21. It's a long time but I'm putting serious thought to it. Has anyone here ever been in the peace corps or just has any input??