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"Eye opening Experience"

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
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I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

Pros

See the world from the perspective of a different culture. Learn a new language. Get to take control of your job and responsibilities. Learn to be truly independent and how to deal with situations you might not otherwise encounter. 24/7 access to call a Peace Corps doctor for health concerns.

Cons

Culture Shock and cross cultural misunderstandings. A feeling of isolation at times. Getting used to new food at first. Doing laundry by hand and dealing with third world hygiene beliefs.

Advice to Management

More staff support.

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    Former Employee - PCV in Praia (Cape Verde)
    Former Employee - PCV in Praia (Cape Verde)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Exposure
    -Experience you'll never forget
    -Freedom to come up with any project you like
    -Feeling of having full capability to contribute and make a difference

    Cons

    -Not enough monitoring of projects
    -Needed more involvement from management to ensure volunteers can contribute their best.
    -Not sure how helpful it is for your career but at the end of the day, it is what you make of it.


  2. "Peace Corps Volunteer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for independent and self-motivated individuals. Great opportunity to really get to know another country/culture.

    Cons

    Less good for those who need lots of structure and direction. I didn't have great support for finding jobs or other opportunities when I finished my time.

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