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1970; 1978: Al Stevenson served in Ecuador and Korea in Quito; Seoul beginning in 1970; 1978
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Al Stevenson can be contacted at sasharpsteenaqwestdnet
Country of Service: Ecuador and Korea
Training Group Name: (?I can't remember; K46
City (or cities) you served in: Quito; Seoul
Year you began your peace corps service: 1970; 1978
Year you completed your peace corps service: 1975; 1980
Peace Corps Work Description:
In Ecuador I started as a land surveyor and after a year, started helping at a school for deaf and blind children. In Korea, I worked at a school for the deaf.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After spending 5 years in Ecuador, I spent a year in graduate school, where I met the woman whom I married 1 year later. We served in Korea together. We have lived and worked (with hearing impaired children) in Utah since 1980. We have a daughter who is almost 13 and a son who will be 10 in a few months. We have 2 Bernese Mountain Dogs and a cat.
Anything else you would like people to know about your peace corps service:
I consider the 7 and 1/2 years I spent as a Peace Corps Volunteer to be be among the best times of my life. I met lots of great people--host country nationals, othe PCVs, world travelor, etc. I wouldn't trade the time I spent for anything.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
We're going to do it again after we retire and our children are independent.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any RPCVS from Ecuador and Korea
Originally posted: June 27, 2001
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