Peace Corps

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Eye-opening meaningful opportunity

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC

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

Pros

First hand experience with project development, coordination and management
Lots of responsability - sink or swim!
Supervisors are host country nationals!

Cons

Community buy-in - free-hand out mentality
Sustainability can be ignored in favor of implementing projects - money should come from within not internationally for most types of projects volunteers work with.
PC mission is outdated and does not reflect needs of developing world - goals 2 and 3 happen as a result of living in a community for 2 years.
Many Americans are unaware of what Vols do.

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PC mission is outdated!

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    Life-changing experience in Costa Rica

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peace Corps

    Pros

    My time at Peace Corps was the most formative of my life so far. I ended up serving for four years (extending my service twice), and went on to work as a campus representative at my university.

    Cons

    This experience is not for everybody. Somebody that requires a lot of direction/supervision would probably not do very well in the Peace Corps. There are many opportunities, but it takes initiative to make them come to fruition.

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    The toughest job you'll ever love

    Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent
    Former Employee - Agroforestry Extension Agent

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

    Pros

    It is truly a life-changing experience to live and work in another country. PCVs learn invaluable communication and problem-solving skills that can transfer to any job after service.

    Also, I love the Third Goal of the mission statement - "Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans." Because of this, PC service is never really finished.

    Cons

    A pro and a con - since many PCVs live far from the PC offices, they receive little support from PC staff. This requires PCVs to develop self-motivation skills.

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