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Welcome to the Peace Corps Vanuatu

Dear Readers Interested in Knowing More About Peace Corps Vanuatu: 

Welcome to our website! If you have been invited to Vanuatu and our upcoming pre-service training, I congratulate you on your invitation and willingness to reach out beyond the borders of the US. The staff and Volunteers of Peace Corps/Vanuatu look forward to meeting you and working with you as you prepare for service. You are about to embark upon a life-changing journey that will give you a unique opportunity to experience a part of the world few people even know about. 

This website offers you information and much to think about with regard to Volunteer service and the commitment you are making as a Volunteer. It includes sections on what it means to be a Volunteer; suggestions for what to pack; medical information; a description of the Peace Corps program in Vanuatu; and background information on the history, culture, and government of Vanuatu.
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Vanuatu

  • CAPITAL CITY – Port Vila
  • LARGEST CITY – Port Vila
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S) – Bislama, English & French
  • AREA (KM2) – 12,190 km2
  • POPULATION – 234,023 (2009 Statistics)
  • GDP – US$ 2,900 - per capita
  • CURRENCY – VUV

PEACE CORPS MEANS MAKING THE WORLD SMALLER AND BIGGER AT THE SAME TIME. BIGGER BECAUSE WE ARE LEAVING OUR OWN SMALL PERSONAL WORLD. SMALLER BECAUSE WE ARE JOINING HANDS WITH THOSE IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

Lauren Deakin

Community Health & Economic Development Volunteer in Lesotho 2010-2012