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1963: John J Kulczycki served in Ethiopia in Debre Zeit beginning in 1963
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer John J Kulczycki can be contacted at kulauicdedu
Country of Service: Ethiopia
Training Group: 2
Cities you served in: Debre Zeit
Arrival Year: 1963
Departure Year: 1965
Teacher of English in primary school Atse Libna Dingel, history at secondary school Ethiopian Evangelical College, and various subjects at university extension center of Haile Sellassie I University, of which I was also the administrator.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Graduate school--Columbia University, Ph.D. in Russian and East European history; ultimately professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, where I taught Polish and East European history until I retired in 2001.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It's a cliche, but those were some of the best days of my life, and I look back on them with a great deal of affection and nostalgia.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Revisiting Ethiopia was a great experience after nearly 40 years--depressing because of the existing problems but revitalizing one's interest in and love of the people and the country.
Originally posted: April 28, 2005
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