Peace Corps FAQ

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30 English questions out of 30

February 24, 2019

What is health insurance like at Peace Corps?

Pros

freedom to pursue what your interested in and take initiative to make change based on your own observances and work in villages. There is good healthcare and nice benefits, plus a good support system

Cons

Sometimes you can be placed in less desirable sites, jobs, countries and each experience is different, so its a bit of a gamble sometimes. It has a lot to do with perspective! The most successful volunteers looked at things with a positive light.

Advice to Management

Be fair to all volunteers, continue to make them feel heard and respected. Peace Corps is nothing without the people out there making it happen!

There is good healthcare and nice benefits, plus a good support system

February 24, 2019

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April 15, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Peace Corps?

Pros

The international experience you gain is incredible. No other organization integrates into communities to the levels that Peace Corps does and that brings a lot of benefits. The experience is different depending on the assignment but overall, I've found that peace corps introduces you to some of the best people, some wild experiences you never expected and gives you opportunities that would take years to get at a traditional 9-5.

Cons

It's a huge time commitment and the job never ends. You're a volunteer 24/7 for 27 months. It can be mentally and physically exhausting.

No other organization integrates into communities to the levels that Peace Corps does and that brings a lot of benefits.

April 15, 2019

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July 25, 2019

Does Peace Corps offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

-learn a language if English is not the official language -Get to travel (2 vacations days per month of work) with other people who want to travel -Learn and live in a new culture -Get grad school tuition scholarships and non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs.

Cons

-Experience is very subjective and is dependent on your host family, school, Peace Corps staff, and volunteer community. Many times even if you put in a lot of work there may be very little to show for it. -Very bureaucratic if you break Peace Corps rules (drugs, alcohol, leaving country without telling Peace Corps)

Get grad school tuition scholarships and non

July 25, 2019

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September 1, 2019

Does Peace Corps offer housing assistance?

Pros

-Housing is covered -Monthly reliable stipend -Cultural immersion

Cons

-Time is regulated -Actions and image, reflect on service -Stressful

Housing is covered

September 1, 2019

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January 15, 2019

What is paid time off like at Peace Corps?

Pros

invaluable experience, great support from Peace Corps staff, and full medical coverage

Cons

long commitment with limited vacation days

long commitment with limited vacation days

January 15, 2019

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