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1969: Michael E. Robinson served in Republic of Korea in Taejon, Chonju beginning in 1969
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Michael E. Robinson can be contacted at mrobinsoaindianadedu
Country of Service: Republic of Korea
Training Group: K-7/8 Hilo Hawaii
Cities you served in: Taejon, Chonju
Arrival Year: 1969
Departure Year: 1970
Work Description: TESOL Teacher
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Entered Univ. of Washington Graduate school 1972 Graduated Ph.D.
History 1979, Assistant Professor University of Southern California History
(Modern Korea) 1981-95, Indiana University East Asian Languages and
Cultures Department 1995- Promoted to Full Professor 2002. Divorced,
living with son (age 13) in Bloomington Indiana.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It began what has become a life-long interest in Korea. Represented both
the most difficult periods in my life and some of the most rewarding
experiences as well.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Never forget what you feel and see upon return to the U.S. Follow the
passions these feelings provoke.
Originally posted: April 17, 2002
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