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Invaluable cross-cultural experience

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Former Employee - Water and Sanitation Volunteer
Former Employee - Water and Sanitation Volunteer

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

Pros

Challenging environment where if you are willing to push yourself you will develop invaluable project management and language skills

Cons

A lot of effort for what can be little 'measurable' reward

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less volunteers, more financial support for projects

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    It's what you make of it.

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

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

    Pros

    Independence in most situations to start programs that address community needs. Ability to live and integrate abroad.

    Cons

    The relationships with site organizations seem to take precedence over volunteer compatibility.

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    Therapeutic counseling is needed for volunteers as many of the more difficult challenges are psychological. Administrators should be trained more often.

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    Intense, difficult, isolated, incredibly educational and rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Current Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

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

    Pros

    The language training was very thorough, as was the cultural training.

    Cons

    The host country national staff was all fantastic; however, sometimes the country director and staff were not as professional. It varies so much from country to country, though, so I'm sure it's better in other places.

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