Peace Corps

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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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    Eye-opening meaningful opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    First hand experience with project development, coordination and management
    Lots of responsability - sink or swim!
    Supervisors are host country nationals!

    Cons

    Community buy-in - free-hand out mentality
    Sustainability can be ignored in favor of implementing projects - money should come from within not internationally for most types of projects volunteers work with.
    PC mission is outdated and does not reflect needs of developing world - goals 2 and 3 happen as a result of living in a community for 2 years.
    Many Americans are unaware of what Vols do.

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    PC mission is outdated!

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