In 1993, the government of Moldova invited Peace Corps to open a program in Moldova. The Peace Corps’ first assignment was to help expand the English-teaching capacity of Moldovan educators. Government representatives believed that well-developed English language skills would help Moldovans participate in the international community and global economy by helping them gain access to a wealth of information, resources, and markets. Current English education Volunteers also incorporate environmental issues into the curriculum.
Later in 1997, Peace Corps Moldova has added projects in community and organizational development, agribusiness and rural business development, and health education to assist the Moldovan government in addressing the country‘s economic and social development needs. Currently, Peace Corps Volunteers are working in about 100 towns and villages throughout the country. Since the program‘s inception, over 1,500 Volunteers have served in Moldova.