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Difficult in ways I wasn't expecting, but incredibly rewarding.

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Current Employee - Economic Development Volunteer in Mukono, Mukono (Uganda)
Current Employee - Economic Development Volunteer in Mukono, Mukono (Uganda)

I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Ability to create and execute almost any project you can think of A unique experience/adventure Plenty of autonomy Meet amazing people Can't imagine a better way to start a career in development

Cons

Highly ambiguous (if you prefer structure) Difficult living conditions (if you mind that sort of thing) Frustrations of culture shock

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    Long Process, Easy Interview

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    Current Employee - Health Volunteer in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Current Employee - Health Volunteer in Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

    I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, experience, work in multi-cultural setting, many resources

    Cons

    under federal government, lack of attention given to volunteers in remote areas,


  2. Although challenging , the PC experience provides volunteers with a lifetime of lessons, work ethic and patience.

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    Current Employee - Health Volunteer in Dakar (Republic of Congo)
    Current Employee - Health Volunteer in Dakar (Republic of Congo)

    I have been working at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Although challenging , the PC experience provides volunteers with a lifetime of lessons, work ethic and patience. PC focuses on sustainable development with a grassroots approach. Volunteers are taught the language specific to the village where they will be living, the culture of the country and ways to work/teach host country nationals in a sustainable way.

    Cons

    The application process is long and often times complicated. When working on projects many times funding can be difficult to acquire.

    Advice to Management

    Funding for projects should be made less complicated for ease of project completion during the 27 months of service.


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