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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)

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

Pros

See the world from the perspective of a different culture. Learn a new language. Get to take control of your job and responsibilities. Learn to be truly independent and how to deal with situations you might not otherwise encounter. 24/7 access to call a Peace Corps doctor for health concerns.

Cons

Culture Shock and cross cultural misunderstandings. A feeling of isolation at times. Getting used to new food at first. Doing laundry by hand and dealing with third world hygiene beliefs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More staff support.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - PCV in Praia (Cape Verde)
    Former Employee - PCV in Praia (Cape Verde)

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

    Pros

    -Exposure
    -Experience you'll never forget
    -Freedom to come up with any project you like
    -Feeling of having full capability to contribute and make a difference

    Cons

    -Not enough monitoring of projects
    -Needed more involvement from management to ensure volunteers can contribute their best.
    -Not sure how helpful it is for your career but at the end of the day, it is what you make of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    This was a very rewarding experience

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)

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

    Pros

    This was a life changing experience

    Cons

    adjusting to life in a new country can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is not any advice I could think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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