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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)

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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    Community Development Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer  in  Veles (Republic of Macedonia)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Veles (Republic of Macedonia)

    Pros

    I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, not employee, and it was great. If you have ever thought about joining I would wholeheartedly recommend it. You have enough autonomy to work on projects that interest you but are given a base to build from by Peace Corps.

    Cons

    27 months is a long time commitment but in the end it is worth it and I think that it takes that long to really hit your stride.

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    A great-if difficult--experience

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Bashtanka (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)

    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.

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