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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When I was asked to write about my youth in development sector work in Thailand, I wondered if I should write about a single event, a single day or the overall experience.

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A young girl, hand covered in blue paint, adds her hand print to piece of paper with other colorful hand prints.

Youth in development Volunteers know that individual connections create a global impact.

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RPCVs speak to a Girl Scout troop during World Thinking Day

For World Thinking Day, I challenged returned Peace Corps Volunteers to share stories about leadership with my Girl Scout troop.

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Pamela Watkins

Though they represent less than 5% of the overall Volunteer population, Americans over the age of 50 are a valuable asset to the Peace Corps community.

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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. Read More
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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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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