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A great experience to live and learn about other cultures and people

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Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor in Itzer (Morocco)
Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor in Itzer (Morocco)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

-Learn a new Language
-A lot of free time
-the feeling of actually helping people

Cons

-A lot of free time
-Sometimes hard to find work if language skills are not that great

Advice to Management

It would be beneficial to have better cultural training.

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  1. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

    Advice to Management

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