In 1991, the Albanian government invited the US to establish a Peace Corps program. The first group of volunteers arrived in Albania in 1992 committed to teaching English in secondary schools and universities. During our first five years through 1997, 166 Peace Corps Volunteers had served throughout Albania. The US evacuated all Peace Corps volunteers in 1997 due to concerns related to the civil unrest the country was experiencing at that time.
In 2002 the Albanian government requested that the US reestablish the Peace Corps program.
Since September 2003, 624 Volunteers have come to work with local governments, NGOs, schools and health institutions in three project areas: Community and Organizational. Development, Health Education and English Teaching.
Check out our annual report in English or Albanian to learn more: