Peace Corps

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Wonderfully enriching experience, extremely difficult and often frustrating. Roller coaster of 27 months!

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Former Employee - Environment Volunteer
Former Employee - Environment Volunteer

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

Pros

Being able to apply skills and help communities who have requested assistance. Working abroad and leaning a new culture. Gaining a new perspective on the developing world. Learning about the practical applications of your education.

Cons

Many hoops to jump through, rules and regulations associated with being a government employee. There is a culture of treating volunteers less like equals/peers in a workplace and more like students who require great supervision.

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    Great experience - challenges well worth the outcomes

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Peace Corps as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to live in a new place and truly integrate with a local community and culture. Participate in local development. Develop soft skills that will become marketable post-service.

    Cons

    Disconnect between country staff and volunteers, and huge disconnect between Peace Corps HQ and volunteers on the ground. Small stipend, and readjustment allowance post-service is very small.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Youth Development Volunteer
    Current Employee - Youth Development Volunteer

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

    Pros

    Life changing experience
    Helping others

    Cons

    Distance from home
    Language Barrier with counterparts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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