I would hope that EVERYONE would try to have an experience like I did in Ukraine.
I am a firm believer in traveling.
(A huge reason why I even want a career is so that I have lots o' cash to spend on plane tickets and obscure hostels in faraway places.)
It just teaches you so much, and you learn about all these things you never even knew existed and all of a sudden you have this wonderful new state of mind and you grow grow grow.
And volunteering while you're traveling isn't too bad either.
It was definitely the best thing I ever did. So do it. Travel. Do what I did - do ILP! I recommend it to ANYONE. I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything.