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Peace Corps Estonia Mission

Peace Corps Estonia Mission


Here you will find information about the Peace Corps program in Estonia. For further information about the Peace Corps in the other Baltic states, please contact:

US. Peace Corps

L. Pils iela 6

Riga LV-1050

telephone: 721-1054;


For direct contact with the Estonia Peace Corps office, please contact:

Rävala pst. 8-B204

EE0105 Tallinn


tel: +372-2-432 235



Peace Corps began operations in Estonia in 1992, shortly after the country declared its independence. Current programs include:

* English Education

* Small Business Development sectors


Number of Peace Corps Volunteers to Date: 72

Number of Current Peace Corps Volunteers: 38

English Education Peace Corps Volunteers: 24

Business Peace Corps Volunteers: 14


What is Peace Corps?

Updated on April 3, 1996, 1996 by Michael O'Donoghue


Estonia's Ministry of Education , in its efforts to meet the rising demand for English language instruction, has welcomed the arrival of Peace Corps English teachers. Volunteers in Estonia teach at the secondary and tertiary level, work with English teachers of Estonia to model new methodologies and participate in the improvement of English teaching resources.

Currently, 24 TEFL Volunteers are working in secondary schools, gymnasiums and colleges all over Estonia. They not only provide Estonian students the opportunity to acquire English as a foreign language, but through collegial interaction with host-country English language instructors, Peace Corps Volunteers also assist them in improving their English language proficiency, increasing their knowledge of the US, and expanding their range of teaching techniques.

English Education Volunteers also serve their communities in community-based projects based on local need. These activities serve to develop both professional and social relationships between American Peace Corps Volunteers and Estonians.

Updated on April3, 1996 by Sirje Tamm


The Estonian government, recognizing the need for assistance in its transition to a market economy, has requested Peace Corps Volunteers to serve as Business Advisors. Volunteers serve as advisors to regional business centers, municipalities and regional governments, and non-governmental organizations.

Volunteer projects include workshops on a range of business topics for students and business people, one-on-one consultancies with Estonian entrepreneurs, and seminars on Western business planning and management techniques.

The Small Enterprise Development program works in coordination with the Estonian Department of Local Government and Regional Development. The primary project assignment is to assist local and regional governments in developing economic development units and services in their area. However, individual Business Volunteer projects have varied considerably. One volunteer has assisted numerous local and regional offices in establishing e-mail services and given training in using e-mail and Internet resources. Another Volunteer is assigned to the Estonian National Tourist Board, assisting in the development of tourism promotion and services. Many of the Volunteers also serve as guest lecturers teaching Junior Achievement courses in secondary schools, and designed a manual and conducted workshops in "How to Create a Business Plan".

Updated on April 6, 1999

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