Director's Welcome

C. Howard Williams, Country Director for Peace Corps Thailand
C. Howard Williams, Country Director for Peace Corps Thailand

A very warm welcome to Peace Corps Thailand. Through this site, we hope you will learn about Peace Corps in Thailand and become familiar with the work that Peace Corps Volunteers and their Thai colleagues do together to fulfill the mission of Peace Corps-promoting world peace and friendship. Peace Corps fulfills its mission through three goals:

  • Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
  • Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  • Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Over 5,300 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in the Kingdom of Thailand since the program was established in 1962. Volunteers have served throughout the country in a wide range of projects including education, rural development, health, & environment. At this time, Volunteers work in two primary projects: Teacher Collaboration & Community Service and Youth in Development. The implementation of Peace Corps’ mission reflects the close relationship between Thais and Americans working together in friendship and development.

We are proud of this long history of cooperation. In 2012, we celebrated our fifty year partnership with the Royal Thai Government. As we begin our next 50 years of partnership, we would like to express our deepest appreciation for this partnership with our counterpart agencies including Thailand’s International Cooperation Agency (TICA), the Department of Local Administration (Ministry of Interior) and the Office of Basic Education (Ministry of Education).

Thank you very much for your interest in Peace Corps Thailand.

C. Howard Williams, Ph.D.
Country Director