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Life-changing experience in Costa Rica

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsMy 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.

ConsThis 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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    Eye-opening meaningful opportunity

    Peace Corps Volunteer (Former Employee) Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros: First hand experience with project development, coordination and management Lots of… 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projects - money should come from within not internationally for most types… Advice to Senior Management: PC mission is outdated! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    A great-if difficult--experience

    Volunteer (Former Employee) Bashtanka (Ukraine)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: None Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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