Peace Corps Viet Nam is now recruiting the inaugural cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers. And Vice President Kamala Harris officially opened the office in Viet Nam in August.
By NPCA Staff
The tweet went out from Peace Corps Viet Nam Country Director Kate Becker in May: “Peace Corps Viet Nam is now recruiting the inaugural cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers! We are looking for talented, passionate US citizens to serve two years in this incredible country: Secondary Education TEFL/English teacher.”
On its website, Peace Corps lists 20 positions available for the first cohort, departing no earlier than mid-2022. The launch of the program was announced in summer 2020 — five years after an initial agreement was signed between the U.S. and Viet Nam. One reason for the long wait, as some have noted: years of flat funding for the Peace Corps budget.
In late August 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris paid a visit to Hanoi. As part of the trip, she signed a new lease for the U.S. Embassy. And she let folks know that the Peace Corps Viet Nam office is open for business.