Director's Welcome

Welcome to Peace Corps Mongolia!
Gene Nixon, Country Director for Peace Corps Mongolia
Gene Nixon, Country Director for Peace Corps Mongolia

Mongolia is the nineteenth largest country in the world, yet its population numbers little over three million. The terrain includes mountains, rolling plateaus, salt lakes, marches, 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. Our Volunteers are located throughout the country.

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 and Health Education sectors. The Volunteers 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