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There's a reason why "the toughest job you'll ever love" is still one of their slogans.

Community Economic Development Adviser (Former Employee)

ProsApart from being immersed in another culture and language for over two years, I think the main pros are also the cons. This experience will test to to your limits mentally and physically. There was almost no direction in what to do once at site. It can be really difficult, overwhelming, and isolating. But by the end of those 27 months, you can look back at what you've accomplished and say that you made that happen. You initiated meaningful projects and made a real impact on your community not because someone told you to do it, but because you saw that's what needed to be done and did it. And by overcoming those enormous obstacles, it just makes that feeling that much more meaningful.

ConsOther cons were the bureaucracy of decision making from Washington and sometimes volunteers in my country feel as if they weren't supported enough by the medical staff. Keep in mind, however, that I felt very safe and that the medical staff-volunteer relationship will vary drastically within one country, let alone from country to country. It just depends on what your expectations are and the alacrity and American professionalism of your country's medical unit.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great organization if finding value in your work is important to you.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Peace Corps

    Pros: Travel, challenge and essentially managing your own schedule and projects Cons: Limited oversight from management made certain projects difficult to complete More

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    Great experience, would recommend to anyone interested in working abroad

    Volunteer (Former Employee)

    I worked at Peace Corps for more than 3 years

    Pros: Flexibility and insightful experience, would highly recommend to anyone Cons: Strict policies and procedures when out of site Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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