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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Upon arriving to my school, the first thing I asked for was a classroom or anything that could potentially be used as one. More than anything, I knew that I had to have a designated space to teach in, that I could call my own. I did not want to have to trudge all my belongings from one class to the next, and I desperately wanted a space that my students and I felt belonged to us, specifically, to learn in.
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My counterpart, P Tu's, family has officially made me one of their own

In Thailand, everyone is given a nickname. 

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Robert Sykora

Sometimes, the things you imagine come true.

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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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