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Director's Welcome

Matthew Carlson - Country Director

Dear Friends,

Peace Corps Colombia eagerly invites new Volunteers to engage in our two projects and strengthen the ties between the United States and Colombia. On the Peace Corps Colombia website, discover the impactful work undertaken by American professional volunteers dedicating 27 months to essential projects alongside the people of Colombia. These projects, endorsed by the Government of Colombia, centered on Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Community Economic Development. Volunteers adapt to evolving challenges in rural communities, recognizing the pandemic's impact, and activities are shaped through communication and relationships with counterparts. Peace Corps Colombia’s goal is to have at least 200 volunteers rotating in 7 departments, to meet the expectations of counterparts and institutions.

Our devoted Colombian staff, skilled across various fields, ensures Volunteer safety, health, and productivity. Success hinges on Volunteer commitment, community relationships, and partnerships. Volunteers, whether in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language or Community Economic Development project, collaborate with schools, small businesses, and organizations, fostering skills and knowledge. Living with local families, Volunteers integrate into their new culture with the support of open hearts and homes. Representing the diverse corners of the United States, our Volunteers are part of the proud Peace Corps Colombia family. Explore our website to grasp the essence of life and work in Colombia, and don't hesitate to reach out with inquiries or comments.

Sending you my very best regards,

Matthew Carlson

Country Director, Peace Corps Colombia