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The toughest job you'll ever love

Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent
Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent

I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

Pros

It is truly a life-changing experience to live and work in another country. PCVs learn invaluable communication and problem-solving skills that can transfer to any job after service.

Also, I love the Third Goal of the mission statement - "Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans." Because of this, PC service is never really finished.

Cons

A pro and a con - since many PCVs live far from the PC offices, they receive little support from PC staff. This requires PCVs to develop self-motivation skills.

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    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant  in  Leova (Moldova)
    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant in Leova (Moldova)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

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    It's an adventure of a life time.

    Noncompetitive status only helps if your extremely qualified.

    Cons

    Can get VERY lonely at your permanent site.

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    Volunteers should be treated like adults.

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    How far are you willing to go?

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    Former Employee - PCVL  in  Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - PCVL in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The toughest job you'll ever love.

    Cons

    Again, the toughest job you'll ever love.

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