Almost 20 years after departing Solomon Islands, the Peace Corps announced it will re-establish operations in the South Pacific nation.
Peace Corps’ efforts in Solomon Islands will initially focus on education and will recruit short-term Volunteers with experience in Peace Corps’ education sector to help re-establish the program. This first group of Volunteers is scheduled to arrive mid-2021.
In late 2021, the second group of Volunteers is slated to arrive. They will undergo three months of comprehensive cultural, language and technical training before they are given their two-year assignments.
From 1971 to 2000, more than 700 Peace Corps Volunteers served in Solomon Islands.