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1964: Evelyn Kohl served in Peru in Abancay, Apurimac, Peru beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Evelyn Kohl can be contacted at elatorreaaoldcom
Country of Service: Peru
Training Group: PeruRCATools
Cities you served in: Abancay, Apurimac, Peru
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: Community Development, Education
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
I concluded my service in 1966 after working in a hospital, a library, teaching PE in the poorer schools and starting a 4-H club
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I met my husband, Walter, a college student in Cuzco and we were married in June, 1966. He obtained an MS in Physics and I my Doctorate in Multicultural Education. I retired from Educational Administration (in Special Education) in 2002. Walter retired as a Computer Systems Analyst in 2000.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I got a lot out of my experience. My fluency in Spanish helped me obtain almost every job I've had for the past 32 years. We have grown sons, one of whom has lived in Peru with his paternal grandparents for a year to learn Spanish. We now are learning other languages such as Italian and Portuguese. We travel all over and get so much more from the experience when we know the language.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Juliana Roth, Larry Stephenson--anyone from the Cornell-trained group.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Keep the knowledge and values you had in your country of service. They serve you well in life wherever it is lived.
Originally posted: October 5, 2005
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