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"Awesome opportunities for those driven to make a difference"

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Former Employee - Education Volunteer in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
Former Employee - Education Volunteer in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-GREAT language training (learn a new language in ~3 months!)
-Allows you try out and gain experience in pretty much anything your interested in
-Network with like-minded volunteers
-Incredible eye-opening experiences
-Two years is enough experience to put on applications for the career you want, or apply for a competitive graduate school

Cons

-It can be difficult integrating into new cultures
-You will be tested in about every aspect of your life
-Lack of monitoring and evaluation training = low sustainablility

Advice to Management

Sometimes I would go for MONTHS without more than a text or 10 second conversation with Peace Corps Staff. Sometimes it felt as if they had virtually no idea what I was doing at site (although some volunteers may appreciate this)

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "Amazing."

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Antananarivo (Madagascar)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Antananarivo (Madagascar)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You discover who you really are.

    Cons

    You will not have the amenities of home.

    Advice to Management

    Make training matter again.


  2. "Well supported introduction to working abroad"

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

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a lot of resources dedicated to training, grant writing opportunities in communities.

    Cons

    structure-less for the most part.

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