Missionary Training Centres

Every week, hundreds of young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leave families, friends, school and careers and travel to one of 15 missionary training centers (sometimes referred to as MTCs) around the globe.

Before departing to a training center, missionaries receive a letter of assignment from the president of the Church in Salt Lake City telling them where they will serve for two years (for young men) or 18 months (for young women). The majority of the Church’s missionaries are trained at the Church's largest training center in Provo, Utah.

At training centers, missionaries receive religious instruction and language training and learn teaching skills. They also develop a respect and cultural understanding for the areas and countries where they will serve before traveling to destinations in more than 150 countries. Training lasts from two to eight weeks, depending on language needs.

See also Missionary Program.

The Church currently operates mission training centers in 15 locations:

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Areas Served: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
Training language: Spanish

São Paulo, Brazil
Areas Served: Brazil, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Angola
Training language: Portuguese

Santiago, Chile
Area Served: Chile
Training language: Spanish

Bogota, Colombia
Areas Served: Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela
Training language: Spanish

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Areas Served: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, West Indies
Training languages: English (native speakers only), French/Creole (native speakers only), Spanish

Preston, England
Areas Served: Great Britain, German-speaking Europe
Training languages: German, English

Accra, Ghana
Areas Served: West Africa, DR Congo, Madagascar
Training languages: English (native speakers only), French

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Areas Served: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Training language: Spanish

Mexico City, Mexico
Areas Served: Mexico, other countries of North, Central and South America
Training Language: Spanish

Auckland, New Zealand
Areas Served: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga
Training languages: English, English as a Second Language, French (native speakers only), Samoan (native speakers only), Tongan (native speakers only)

Lima, Peru
Areas Served: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
Training language: Spanish

Manila, Philippines
Areas Served: All missions in the Philippines and Asia areas
Training languages: Cambodian, Cebuano, English, Indonesian, Mandarin, Mongolian, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese (all languages except Tagalog native speakers only)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Areas Served: Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Training language: English (native speakers only)

Madrid, Spain
Areas Served: Belgium, Cape Verde, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine
Training languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Russian (all languages except Spanish and Russian native speakers only)

Provo, Utah, United States
Areas Served: Worldwide
Training Languages: 50 different languages

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