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Absolutely recommended to anyone who is hoping to work internationally at some point in his/her lifetime.

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Former Employee - Health Extension Worker in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
Former Employee - Health Extension Worker in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great language skills, 2 year solid experience, rural/"off the beaten track" experience

Cons

Can be a challenge for people who have specific skills to offer or people who already have their masters

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  1. A great-if difficult--experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Service in the Peace Corps allows you to gain a relatively deep understanding of life in a less-resourced country and, as an overall intense experience, can spur tremendous personal and professional growth. Peace Corps provides a time-tested, well-developed (but admittedly imperfect) operational and social support structure for doing this.

    Cons

    It isn't always easy--often far from it, in fact--adapting simultaneously to an alien culture and language and job, far from family and friends at home and, once you finish your 3-month training and set off to your permanent site, far (to a greater or lesser degree depending on your country) from your fellow volunteers.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Challenging, yet fulfilling if you keep an open mind about the experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)
    Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Comprehensive and thorough training of the culture and language of your host country post
    - Access to a vault of technical tools to assist you in your work
    - Minimal supervision to allow independence for work

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy of protocols when applying for grants to fund projects
    - Lack of consistent monitoring for the well-being of the volunteer
    - Imperfect ability to match the skill set of the volunteer with the needs of the community

    Advice to Management

    More competent trainings for the local staff to work efficiently with Peace Corps protocols


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