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First love-hate relationship with a job

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)

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

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Awesome volunteers and staff
Language and cultural training
Skill development, especially in implementing projects and writing grants
Experience you can't get back at home
2 years is a very good window of time

Cons

Security issues in country
Strict rules can feel stifling
Culture shock
Cannot choose placement of country or site

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  1. Volunteer experience

    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 Management

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

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This was a life changing experience

    Cons

    adjusting to life in a new country can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    there is not any advice I could think of

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