Peace Corps in China
The United States-China Friendship Volunteer program began in June, 1993 with the arrival of 18 American Volunteers to teach English at universities. Peace Corps works in cooperation with the China Education Association for International Exchange to plan and implement the program. From its main office at the Sichuan University, Peace Corps works closely with provincial departments of education and the counterpart universities to assign and support qualified and well-trained volunteers.
Achievements of Peace Corps China
In the last 25 years more than 1,300 Volunteers have completed their two-year assignments at more than 140 universities, colleges and technical schools in the provinces of Sichuan, Guizhou, Gansu, and the Chongqing municipality. The Volunteers have taught hundreds of thousands of students and teachers and made long lasting friendships.
The three goals of the US-China Friendship Volunteer program are to meet the need for trained Chinese teachers of English, help Chinese students and teachers better understand diverse American cultures, and for American Volunteers to learn Chinese language and culture to share with others. In this way, the Volunteers promote the mission of world peace and friendship.
Please see our latest Annual Report to learn more about Peace Corps China.