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Once in a lifetime experience

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Current Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Rabat (Morocco)
Current Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Rabat (Morocco)

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

Pros

You have the ability to completely change your life and discover things about yourself you couldn't have found out any other way. Life as a PCV feels like retirement. You have loads of free time and you can just help anyone who needs it around the community.

Cons

You find that a lot of people eithre don't want your help or aren't willing to help you get stuff done. The bad part about this is that it's almost impossible to make a lasting impact without the help of a community member.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The people that make it in to Peace Corps aren't always the best volunteers. They're the best ones at patiently filling out the 12 months of paperwork it takes to get in. Also, accept fewer recent college grads. Most of them are still too immature to be representing the US.

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    Community and Business Development Advisor

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    Former Employee - Community and Business Development Advisor  in  Gyumri (Armenia)
    Former Employee - Community and Business Development Advisor in Gyumri (Armenia)

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

    Pros

    Learning a new language, immersing yourself in a new culture. It's great program/ project management experience.

    Cons

    It is not a structured job, that is half the battle and it's up to you to make up projects and work together with your counterparts to create projects and make the most out of your Peace Corps service.

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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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial to have better cultural training.

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