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Welcome to the Peace Corps/Indonesia

Welcome to the Peace Corps/Indonesia

Peace Corps initiated its first program in Indonesia in 1963 and sent a total of 46 Volunteers to work in sports coaching and physical education over a three-year span. The program closed in 1965 through the mutual consent of the two governments against the backdrop of political unrest and concern for the safety and security of the Volunteers. .

In October 2006, the Republic of Indonesia Government invited Peace Corps to send an assessment team to look into the feasibility of re-establishing a Peace Corps program. After a comprehensive assessment in 2007, the respective governments completed negotiations in November 2009 and a formal Memorandum of Understanding was signed on December 11, 2009. Peace Corps signed Implementing Arrangements with the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of Education and Culture on June 15, 2011.

Peace Corps Indonesia focuses on high priority needs identified by the RI Government. At present, Peace Corps Indonesia supports the development of the education sector, with a project focusing on English teaching (TEFL) and teacher training.

Since returning to Indonesia in January 2010, Peace Corps Indonesia has rapidly grown into a program of more than 88 Volunteers teaching at senior secondary schools throughout East and West Java.

Peace Corps Indonesia works closely with an inter-Ministerial Steering Committee, which includes the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Religious Affairs, State Secretariat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other ministries, and Provincial Government representatives.


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  • CAPITAL CITY – Jakarta
  • LARGEST CITY – Jakarta
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN – Bahasa Indonesia
  • POPULATION average – 242,968,342
  • CURRENCY – Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
  • GDP – US$ 960.2 billion
  • ArEA – 1.904.569 km2