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Life-changing experience in Costa Rica

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Peace Corps

Pros

My time at Peace Corps was the most formative of my life so far. I ended up serving for four years (extending my service twice), and went on to work as a campus representative at my university.

Cons

This experience is not for everybody. Somebody that requires a lot of direction/supervision would probably not do very well in the Peace Corps. There are many opportunities, but it takes initiative to make them come to fruition.

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    A great-if difficult--experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Service in the Peace Corps allows you to gain a relatively deep understanding of life in a less-resourced country and, as an overall intense experience, can spur tremendous personal and professional growth. Peace Corps provides a time-tested, well-developed (but admittedly imperfect) operational and social support structure for doing this.

    Cons

    It isn't always easy--often far from it, in fact--adapting simultaneously to an alien culture and language and job, far from family and friends at home and, once you finish your 3-month training and set off to your permanent site, far (to a greater or lesser degree depending on your country) from your fellow volunteers.

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    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging, yet fulfilling if you keep an open mind about the experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Comprehensive and thorough training of the culture and language of your host country post
    - Access to a vault of technical tools to assist you in your work
    - Minimal supervision to allow independence for work

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy of protocols when applying for grants to fund projects
    - Lack of consistent monitoring for the well-being of the volunteer
    - Imperfect ability to match the skill set of the volunteer with the needs of the community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More competent trainings for the local staff to work efficiently with Peace Corps protocols

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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