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Former Employee - Agriculture Volunteer in Port-Vila (Vanuatu)
Former Employee - Agriculture Volunteer in Port-Vila (Vanuatu)

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

Pros

Full Benefits and the opportunity to travel and see the world for free. There's also a great sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that you don't get at a lot of other employers.

Cons

Can be somewhat isolated and communication can be spotty.

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none

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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 an 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)

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    Positive Outlook
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