Peace Corps

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The toughest job you'll ever love

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Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer
Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Tremendous potential for personal and professional growth. There can be a lot of flexibility in the projects you are able to engage in during your service. NCE status for one year after you finish your service. International, cross-cultural, and language immersion experience, as well as the potential for leadership/capacity building/teaching experience.

Cons

The Peace Corps benefits innovative thinkers and self-starters most. Due to the diversity of each country/region/town placement, there is no blanket training that the country offices are able to provide that fully prepare you for a specific job or task. It is not a guarantee to be able to walk away from your volunteer experience with a lot of deliverables or concrete impact analysis.

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    Rewarding yet Challenging

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    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Asuncion, Central (Paraguay)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Asuncion, Central (Paraguay)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Travel the world, learn new languages, escape for two years, and make a difference in people's lives. You're really out on your own to do what you want and work independently.

    Cons

    Typical developing country woes, health problems, lack of amenities, etc. but also isolation, conflicts with host community, frustration at pace of work

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    Develop a real approach to international development

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    Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
    Former Employee - Small Business Development Advisor in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides you good field experience if you are interested in a future career in development. You are able to experience a country, culture, language like most others in the world will never experience.

    Cons

    The experience can be very lonely, isolating, and hence challenging at times. The lack of amenities can mean you are exposed to extreme heat (in my case, in the desert of Africa) that can make you vulnerable to illness and health issues. Very low pay.

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