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1982: Ismael Mercado served in Thailand in Nakorn Rajasima (Korat) beginning in 1982
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ismael Mercado can be contacted at ismaelchibayahoodcom
Country of Service: Thailand
Training Group: Thai 73
Cities you served in: Nakorn Rajasima (Korat)
Arrival Year: 1982
Departure Year: 1984
Teaching English as a foreign language.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I remained in Thailand, where I married a Thai woman. I have continued working as the EFL field in various positions: teacher, trainer, administrator. I am currently a full time lecturer at Ramkhamhaeng University's Institue of languages. I will celebrate 20 years of marriage next April. I have two children, Veronica and Gabriel, 16 and 14, respectively.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It was the best way to get introduced to a foreign culture.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Yes. I would like to hear from the TEFL volunteers who served in Thailand between 1980 and 1986, particularly those in group 73 (1982-84)
Leave a message here if there was an incorrect or duplicate e-mail address for you in the "Directory of Volunteers":
My current address:
67/381 Soi 19
Chuan Cheun Bangkhen
Mee Sook Road
Laksi, Bangkok 10210
Tel: (661)-487-6859 (if in Thailand, dial 01 only before the number)
Originally posted: January 4, 2004
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