41 new Peace Corps volunteers in Georgia sworn in

The US Peace Corps programme has been conducted in Georgia since 2001. Photo: Peace Corps Georgia.

Agenda.ge, 05 Jul 2019 - 15:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

A swearing in ceremony has been held for 41 new volunteers of the US Peace Corps at Tbilisi State Medical University today.

Acting Ambassador of the United States Elizabeth Rood attended the ceremony.

She said the Peace Corps is a symbol of the US-Georgia friendship and US support to Georgia.

Take a look at the swearing in ceremony.


The volunteers have undergone an 11-week training course prior to being sworn in, during which time they were given Georgian language courses and were provided with information regarding their service and health and safety issues.

The volunteers lived in Georgian families in Khashuri and Kareli districts.

Starting the new school year, some of the employees will teach English in Georgian public schools while others will work in the Georgian NGO sector and other public organisations. 

Volunteers will serve in communities in regions across Georgia. 

The US Peace Corps programme has been conducted in Georgia since 2001 – the first group of 21 volunteers worked alongside Georgian teachers in secondary education English teaching assignments.

Since 2001, over 500 volunteers have served in Georgia.