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"Volunteer experience"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The experience of living in another country and culture is great. I retired early in order to have other experiences while I am still young enough. I am glad I took the chance.

Cons

Working in another culture can be frustrating. They say you need to be flexible to be successful in PC, and they are right!

Advice to Management

Countries are different. Cookie cutter policies can be problematic. Allow country directors more freedom to set policy.

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "This was a very rewarding experience"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This was a life changing experience

    Cons

    adjusting to life in a new country can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    there is not any advice I could think of


  2. "Eye opening Experience"

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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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