1998: Amy Potthast served in China beginning in 1998

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Amy Potthast served in China beginning in 1998


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Amy Potthast can be contacted at amy_potthastayahoodcom

Country of Service: China

Training Group: 5

Cities you served in: Fuling, Chongqing

Arrival Year: 1998

Departure Year: 2000

Work Description:

Taught English in a teachers' college on the Yangzi River.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I've worked in AmeriCorps and VISTA, spent a third year in China teaching and studying, and spent two years getting a Master's degree in Chinese lang. and lit. from UMass-Amherst (still working on the thesis). Currently live in Portland, OR.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It changed my life, how I see politics, culture, poverty issues, language learning, child rearing, friendship, everything.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Any and all China RPCVs. RPCVs living in China. RPCVs living in Portland. RPCV friends from other countries whom I've lost touch with.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Get in touch.

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