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"Life-changing experience. Highly recommended for those with interest"

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Former Employee - Protected Areas Management Volunteer
Former Employee - Protected Areas Management Volunteer

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

Pros

Deeper understanding of what normal life is in other countries than you can get in any development job
Language training and exposure
Great colleagues
Peace Corps organized second year volunteers to be emotional support contacts for first years

Cons

No structure--everything depends on what the community wants to do, so sometimes you don't do much at all
Technical training is only moderately useful
Somewhat bureaucratic country office
Isolation (for some placements)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More project management training would be very beneficial.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent international experience in a foreign country

    Cons

    Tough conditions in a foreign country

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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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