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1968: luiz lima served in USA as Host Country National Recruiter and Portuguese in Brattleboro, Blue Knob, Camp Waco, Virgin Islands, Belo beginning in 1968
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer luiz lima can be contacted at lbjlimaayahoodcom
Country of Service: USA as Host Country National Recruiter and Portuguese
Instructor in USA/Virgin Island and Brazil
Training Group: Several training groups in the US and in Brazil
Cities you served in: Brattleboro, Blue Knob, Camp Waco, Virgin Islands, Belo
Horizonte, Cuiaba, Recife, Campina Grande.
Arrival Year: 1968
Departure Year: 1977
Work Description: Portuguese Language Instructor; Host Country National Recruiter;
Program and Training Officeram and
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
First of all, if not for the US Peace Corps I would never had the opportunity
to enroll at Bates College(Maine). My work with the Peace Corps provided
me enough funds to pay for my undergraduate education as well as a
great help so that I could go to graduate school. I went on to receive a
MAT degree from the School for International Training and later one a Ph.D
in Administration of Higher Education from Michigan State Univerty. While
conducting international programs of education for The Experiment (today
WorldLearning) I was offered a job as a Professor at the Federal University
of Paraiba, where I continued to working with international programs of
education. My 3 children were born here (Jennifer, born in
Brattleboro,Vermont in l979; Jonathan, born in East Lansing, Michigan, in
1984; and Jeffrey also born in East Lansing, in 1987).
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I always enjoyed interacting with my students and I still believe the work
the volunteers aimed at was a sublime one, a caring one, a needed one. A
job which would benefit both parties, not only the volunteer but also the
local people in the community. The Peace Corps was/is a venture - a
needed one, I might add. It provides opportunity for learning and growth.
My work with the US Peace Corps added a lot to my life and my life would
not have as fulfilling had I not worked with the Peace Corps in so many
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Any one who still remember me from those wonderful years. Especially,
Michael Albert Viola who served in Iuna,Espirito Santo in early 60's. Also,
Darline Ryther Braz who served in Espirito Santo 64-66.
There were 2 female RPCVS working at the Institute for International
Education/New York These two persons helped me a great deal early in
January 1968 when by coincidence I met them at IIE. Another coincidence,
they knew Michael Albert Viola, since they also served in Espirito
Santo(Ibelieve one of them is Darline Ryther, but I am not that sure. And
-please excuse-me, I forgot the name of the other person. At any rate, I
would love to talk with them.
Here again is my e-mail: lbjlima@Yahoo.com
Originally posted: January 31, 2002
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