mr. wednesday wrote:VISTA is essentially a category of jobs that are funded for certain qualifying projects. You don't apply to 'VISTA,' you apply to a specific job that's been funded by VISTA. How selective that job is, and what it is like, is pretty dependent on the organization you are actually working at, not the VISTA program.
Which makes OP's situation more confusing, because he would have had to apply, interview for and accept this job knowing what it paid, where it was located, how cold it got there, that his family didn't live there, etc. He'd also know what kind of work it was, since you are applying for a specific job, not a slot in a national program.
I was naive. I thought I was going into someplace organized. I didn't realize I was going to be given a manager that would make my life hell, that this region of America is cold from October to May, and just how much I would miss where I am from. Im lonely as hell out here. I can't go out because its so cold. Streets are empty. VISTA isn't what its cracked up to be.