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Life-changing experience in Costa Rica

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Peace Corps

Pros

My time at Peace Corps was the most formative of my life so far. I ended up serving for four years (extending my service twice), and went on to work as a campus representative at my university.

Cons

This experience is not for everybody. Somebody that requires a lot of direction/supervision would probably not do very well in the Peace Corps. There are many opportunities, but it takes initiative to make them come to fruition.

Other Reviews for Peace Corps

  1.  

    A great-if difficult--experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Bashtanka (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Bashtanka (Ukraine)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Service in the Peace Corps allows you to gain a relatively deep understanding of life in a less-resourced country and, as an overall intense experience, can spur tremendous personal and professional growth. Peace Corps provides a time-tested, well-developed (but admittedly imperfect) operational and social support structure for doing this.

    Cons

    It isn't always easy--often far from it, in fact--adapting simultaneously to an alien culture and language and job, far from family and friends at home and, once you finish your 3-month training and set off to your permanent site, far (to a greater or lesser degree depending on your country) from your fellow volunteers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenge, Adventure, Awesome, Never experience anything like it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant  in  Leova (Moldova)
    Former Employee - Agriculture and Rural Business Development Consultant in Leova (Moldova)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's an adventure of a life time.

    Noncompetitive status only helps if your extremely qualified.

    Cons

    Can get VERY lonely at your permanent site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Volunteers should be treated like adults.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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