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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Peace Corps

Pros

The experience of living in another country and culture is great. I retired early in order to have other experiences while I am still young enough. I am glad I took the chance.

Cons

Working in another culture can be frustrating. They say you need to be flexible to be successful in PC, and they are right!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Countries are different. Cookie cutter policies can be problematic. Allow country directors more freedom to set policy.

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  1. 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 a 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
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  2. 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 a 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.

    Disapproves of CEO
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