The 30th Anniversary of Peace Corps Presence in Moldova: The U.S. Ambassador will over the swearing for 17 New Peace Corps Volunteers

On December 22, U.S. Ambassador to Moldova, Kent D. Logsdon, will preside over the swearing-in ceremony for 17 new Peace Corps Volunteers. This significant event marks the culmination of the celebration of the Peace Corps’ 30th anniversary in Moldova. Alongside Ambassador Logsdon, Peace Corps Country Director Susan Martin and representatives from the Moldovan Government will deliver remarks during the ceremony.

Having arrived in Moldova on October 10, these 17 volunteers have recently completed a rigorous training program, preparing them to serve as English and Health Education teachers and Community and Organizational Development workers throughout Moldova. Notably, this group represents the first cohort of 2-year Volunteers following the global evacuation in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The ceremony will take place at the National Theater Mihai Eminescu, bvd. Ștefan cel Mare, 79, in Chisinau, starting at 10:30 am. Media are cordially invited to attend.


Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps through an executive order on March 1, 1961, over 220,000 Americans have dedicated their service in 140 host countries. To join the Peace Corps, volunteers must be U.S. citizens and meet a minimum age requirement of 18 years. The commitment entails a 27-month service period, reflecting the agency’s mission to foster global peace, friendship, and mutual understanding between Americans and people from diverse nations.

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