Thailand

Stories from Thailand

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Thailand.

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Life of Pie: Peace Corps service through the eyes of a Volunteer’s pug

When you first arrive at your site, you’ll be TOTALLY pumped to meet all the members of your new community.

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Jeremie Gluckman-Picard served as an education Volunteer in China from 2014 to 2016.

When serving abroad, all Peace Corps Volunteers face challenges of new living arrangements, novel foods and different attitudes.

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Kyle and Film

We first met in July 2012 when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. He sent me an SMS saying, “Hey Guy!”

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A lesson in American diversity

Before coming to Thailand I knew that I would blend in, but it really didn’t sink in how well I’d actually blend in until arriving.

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City Year to Peace Corps: Living to serve

The Zulu proverb Ubuntu says, “I am a person through other people; my humanity is tied to yours.” 

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Making friends, Thailand

“Can you describe to me what your social life is like at site?” I eagerly asked a fellow Peace Corps Thailand Volunteer at our joint swearing in/close of service ceremony. 

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Morocco house

In Mongolia, you might live in a ger; in Swaziland, it could be a rondavel. Just as each Volunteer experience is different, so is each house. 

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7 things I learned as an Asian Volunteer in Asia

May is Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month, or so people tell me, but I never knew that we had our own special month because I've always identified as just a regular American. 

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Yi Peng

From the traditional (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) to the fun (Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day) and the obscure (Roadkill Cook-off, Burning Man, the Gilroy Garlic Festival), Americans celebrate many different festivals with friends, family and strangers alike.

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