Mongolia is the nineteenth largest country in the world, yet its population numbers a little over three million. The terrain includes mountains, rolling plateaus, salt lakes, marshes, sand dunes, grasslands, alpine forests and permanent mountain glaciers. Lake Khovsgol is one of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes. The Gobi Desert stretches along the southern border and the Altay Mountains frame the west. Peace Corps Volunteers are located throughout this culturally rich and beautiful country.
The Peace Corps Mongolia staff is comprised of a team of highly skilled professionals who are experienced in their fields and have generally had many years of experience supporting Volunteers. Each one of them is committed to the Peace Corps mission and to ensuring that Volunteers are technically trained, safe and healthy while serving in Mongolia.
Our Volunteers receive instruction in the Mongolian language and culture before they begin serving in 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.
Volunteers currently serve in the English and Health Education sectors. They closely collaborate with their community counterparts while building upon individual, organizational and community assets. Professional partners located in educational institutions and community influencers are key to sustainable local skills development, student improvement, and ultimately successful Volunteer service.
The Peace Corps and Mongolia partnership is strong. Peace Corps efforts here are based on the ideal of true partnership and collaboration. And we remain deeply committed to continuing meeting the needs of Mongolians throughout the country.
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