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Great opportunity, not for the faint hearted (or faint stomached)

Peace Corps Volunteer (Former Employee) Koudougou, Boulkiemdé (Burkina Faso)

Pros- true opportunity to integrate into a community
- exceptional look into the 'real' world of grassroots development, which i believe is invaluable if you plan to pursue a career in international development
- makes you a LOT stronger of a person
- sets you apart and really adds to your ability to understand promote cross cultural competency
- 'the hardest job you'll ever love' : such cheese but man is it true

Cons- prepare to be disillusioned, immediately (some may see that as a bad thing but can also be considered a good thing -- let's you know what's really going on out there!)
- can get very lonely
- not always as much support from the country bureau as you would hope, but because of this you learn all about what it means to be a self-starter
- feels like it's becoming more top-down (D.C. to country staff then on to volunteers) which defeats the purpose of Peace Corps, which is for Volunteers to assess what is needed in their host communities and act on that, not on some blanketed push from HQ

Advice to Senior Managementlisten listen listen to volunteer feedback!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A life-changing but challenging experience that I will never regret

    Peace Corps Volunteer (Former Employee) Windhoek (Namibia)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Travel the world Experience new cultures Make a positive difference in others'… Cons: Very challenging experience You will likely be placed in a community where your mission is not support, appreciated, or… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Once in a lifetime experience

    Peace Corps Volunteer (Current Employee) 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… Cons: You find that a lot of people eithre don't want your help or aren't willing to help you get stuff done.… Advice to Senior Management: 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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