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Some folks had a great time, others were absolutely miserable. Most folks I know just dealt with having to be in Benin for work, and were happy to leave once their assignments were up. The only folks I know who would even consider going back voluntarily are Peace Corps volunteers, who have a vastly difference experience during their time in the country. - Aug 23, 2014
If you like warm weather, water, sports, and/or have solid French language skills, you can make a nice life for yourself here. If you like none of these things, and you're not content to pass your days at home all day with family, this is probably not the place for you. - Mar 2, 2013