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Peace Corps In Indonesia

After being closed for 44 years, Peace Corps was re-established in Indonesia in 2009. Since that time, Peace Corps Indonesia has been working collaboratively with government partners on the English Teaching and Teacher Training project.


Peace Corps Volunteers in Indonesia collaborate with schools, communities, and local government with five objectives in mind:

  1. Improve teachers’ capacities in teaching;
  2. Improve teachers’ capacities in the use of gender equity in classrooms;
  3. Improve English for teachers;
  4. Improve English for students;
  5. Improve community support for students’ learning.

History of Peace Corps in Indonesia

Forty-six physical education Volunteers served in Indonesia from 1963–65, working with Indonesians in advancing their sports programs. The program was brought to a close in 1965 as a result of political upheaval and concerns for the safety and security of the Volunteers.

In October 2006, the government of Indonesia invited the Peace Corps to send an assessment team to the country for the purpose of re-establishing a program. Assessments were completed in 2007, and the respective governments signed a new agreement regarding the establishment of a Peace Corps program in December 2009, with the ‘English Teaching and Teacher Training’ project.

Public schools in Indonesia are under the direction of either the Ministry of Education and Culture or the Ministry of Religious Affairs. After visiting many interested schools in spring 2010, Peace Corps/Indonesia, with support from the government of Indonesia, determined that Volunteer placement in both types of schools would be appropriate.


To learn more about Peace Corps Indonesia, including project achievements and success stories, please refer to our annual reports: Annual Report 2017, Annual Report 2018, Annual Report 2019, Annual Report 2020, Annual Report 2021, Annual Report 2022, and Annual Report 2023.