Welcome to the official website of U.S. Peace Corps in Mongolia
Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia about the size of Alaska. With a population of just under 3 million people it is the most sparsely populated country on the planet.
It is a country of rugged terrain, stunning landscapes, and geophysical diversity. The capital city, Ulaanbaatar is located at a latitude approximately the same as the border between North Dakota and Saskatchewan except Ulaanbaatar is approximately 2,400 feet higher in elevation.
The people of Mongolia are industrious and creative with an indomitable spirit. Historically, these descendents of the great leader Chinggis Khan have roamed the steppes and grasslands as nomadic herders. Today, while more than half the population lives in cities, they retain that independent character and adventurous spirit that so marks their historical origins.
As with any Peace Corps assignment, not every new Volunteer views being posted to Mongolia with the same degree of excitement. But once here, even the most skeptical Volunteers quickly grow to love this incomparable country and its friendly, welcoming people which is why many choose to stay for a third year of Peace Corps or return to Mongolia after they have completed their service.
It may be a child using English more than before or an older man taking interest in why you speak his native tongue. One thing is for sure, the Peace Corps experience never stops. Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia