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Welcome to the official website of U.S. Peace Corps in Armenia

Welcome to Peace Corps Armenia! Located in the Southern Caucasus Armenia is situated at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, where West meets East. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it is a country in transition with an ancient history, beautiful landscapes, and rich culture. Though a small country, Armenians are very proud people and are well known for their hospitality. The United States and Armenia enjoy a friendly relationship.

Volunteers have been working side-by-side with partners since 1992 in a variety of development areas. More than 850 volunteers have served in Armenia. Currently volunteers work in the areas of TEFL Education and Community Youth Development. Learning from each other, local Armenians and Peace Corps Volunteers work closely to address the needs of the community.

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   Armenia

  • CAPITAL CITY – Yerevan
  • LARGEST CITY –  Yerevan
  • LAROther large citiES –  Gyumi, Vanadzor
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S) – Armenian (Eastern)
  • AREA (KM2) –  29,800 km2 (11,500 sq. miles)
  • POPULATION – 3.235 million
  • GDP – US$ $11.93 billion
  • CURRENCY – Dram, also called AMD
  • Measurement units – Metric, grams
  • ElectricitY – 220 V

 

UNTIL YOU REALLY EXPERIENCE LIVING IN ANOTHER CULTURE AND LEARNING TO LOVE (ITS PEOPLE), IT'S HARD TO PUT INTO WORDS. IT HAS REALLY REDIRECTED ME IN TERMS OF WHAT MY LIFE GOALS ARE. Lauren former Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia