Director's Welcome

Gene Nixon, Country Director for Peace Corps Mongolia
Gene Nixon, Country Director for Peace Corps Mongolia

Welcome to Peace Corps Mongolia!

Mongolia is the nineteenth largest country in the world, yet its populations number little over three million.The terrain includes mountains, rolling plateaus, salt lakes, marshes, sand dunes, rolling grasslands, alpine forests, and permanent mountain glaciers. Lake Khövsgöl is one of Asia's largest freshwater lakes, the Gobi Desert stretches along the southern border and the high Altay Mountains frame the west. Our Volunteers are located throughout the country.

This year Peace Corps will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps program in Mongolia. With this important milestone in mind, it is more important than ever that we continue to collaborate closely with the Mongolian Government and society to assure that our projects and Volunteer activities are relevant and are addressing appropriate needs in Mongolia.

Our Volunteers receive instruction in both the Mongolian language and culture before they are sent to their sites where they are well-prepared to serve their communities. Peace Corps Mongolia Volunteers report high satisfaction with their sites and work, due in large part to the support that they receive from their communities, their Mongolian counterparts and each other.

Currently, Volunteers serve two-year projects in the fields of English Education, Community Youth Development and Health or in short term Response projects in those fields and other priority areas. They help their partners identify strengths and build on individual, organizational, and community assets. Together they discover the possible and come away stronger through this friendship and collaboration.

Thank you to all of our Mongolian government partners, teachers, school directors, health departments, community leaders, counterparts and host families who extend their hospitality and warmth to our Volunteers. We are proud to partner with you.

Thank you for your interest in Peace Corps Mongolia. Explore the possibilities.

Gene Nixon
Country Director