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1970: Jonathan Cohanne served in Afghanistan in Kabul beginning in 1970
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jonathan Cohanne can be contacted at cohanne_jonathanasmcdedu
Country of Service: Afghanistan
Training Group: Cycle 8
Cities you served in: Kabul
Arrival Year: November 1970
Departure Year: July 1973
TEFLer at Lycee Mahmudi Tarzi in Darulamon (near Kabul Museum); also taught Business English in A-Dar-Ray Sunat near Prime Minister's office to secondary school graduates (men and women). After my first two years, I was requested to stay on and do a short project as a supply supervisor at the Afghan Supreme Court.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
I only served with the PC in Afghanistan. Bob Bonnin was my regional director; Marty Kumorek taught us cross-cultural studies; Larry Beck and Rahim Yassir were the overall program directors; Ahmad Shah Tajwall was my Dari teacher; Lou Mitchell and John Guyers were the in-country PC directors while I was in Kabul.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After PC, worked in Iran and Saudi Arabia as an English teacher; later did hotel work and for the last 18 years or so I have worked at Santa Monica College as an Admissions and Records Evaluator.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My time in Afghanistan was the happiest time of my life. I have many wonderful memories.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Larry Cisar, Sandra McNeilly, Barbara Bulman, Vivian Marshall and several Afghans.
Originally posted: February 22, 2004
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