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It' not the Peace Corps. It's the TEACH ENGLISH OVERSEAS CAUSE YOU CAN'T GET A REAL JOB AT HOME CORPS!

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Former Employee - Youth Advisor in Baku (Azerbaijan)
Former Employee - Youth Advisor in Baku (Azerbaijan)

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

Pros

Living in a country, learning a few critical languages, perfect if you've got a degree and can't find a job, great reason to travel. The glamor factor of the name because the outside world is clueless.

Cons

A written mission but ineffective when it comes to development work. We are NOT development workers. It's not all that it use to be. Forget using Peace Corps to get a decent job but looks great for graduate school. It's a shabby organization that has no clear direction. The sexual assault for women is outrageous and people come home with illnesses they can't get rid of. You often find yourself bored. Waste of time in hinde sight. Peace Corps has been around for 50+ years and are any countries that we serve in better? Think hard before you join. It's not all that is cracked up to be.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Set clear cut goals. Slash the amount of time volunteers need to be in country. Put volunteers in a place where real impact can happen. I won't happen at the top up. Add nutritionist and psychiatrist to your medical staff.

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    Best Life Experience You Can Get

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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 a 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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