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Great experience

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Peace Corps as an intern

Pros

travel, cultural immersion, free time

Cons

low pay, isolation, boredom, somewhat difficult living conditions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

re-evaluate living allownaces to keep up with rising cost of living

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    Life Changing Experience

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    Current Employee - Teacher of English Language Fluency in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Teacher of English Language Fluency in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Gain valuable work experience
    -Learn a new language
    -Explore and learn a new country intimately
    -Excellent medical care
    -Travel

    Cons

    -Low salary
    -Sometimes there is little support from Peace Corps staff. I was literally sent to my village with a host country national 10 hours north of the capital and expected to adjust to cultural norms with no oversight from Peace Corps whatsoever. (however, some may consider this as a pro)
    -Little to no project oversight from Peace Corps staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved with volunteers at their worksite (I understand this may vary from country to country)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Life-changing experience with great personal and professional development opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Agbélouvé (Togo)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Agbélouvé (Togo)

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

    Pros

    -Cultural immersion
    -Development experience
    -Second language development

    Cons

    -Lack of understanding by host country nationals
    -Cultural frustrations
    -Physical hardship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Be more intentional about Volunteers' work
    -Be committed to training Volunteers on monitoring and evaluation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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