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life changing

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Chirpan (Bulgaria)
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Chirpan (Bulgaria)

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

Pros

living in another country
learning a new language
building life skills such as patience

Cons

I did not feel like I received adequate training, or support from the peace corps staff

Upon entering my site, I did not receive the written feedback from the previous volunteer. When I left, staff did not pass along my written feedback to the next volunteer. Keep in mind, this feedback was asked for by peace corps staff with the intention to help the next volunteer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please do your due diligence to ensure volunteer safety and a satisfactory experience. Believe them and back them up when conflicts with host country nationals arise.

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    Eye opening Experience

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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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    Volunteer in Africa

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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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