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Peace Corps - Albania

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Excellent international experience in a foreign country

Cons

Tough conditions in a foreign country

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Peace Corps

  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    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 for 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    PC mission is outdated and does not reflect needs of developing world - goals 2 and 3 happen as a result of living in a community for 2 years.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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PC mission is outdated!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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