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1995: Chris Murphy served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal in Jajarkot/Palpa beginning in 1995
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Chris Murphy can be contacted at sundardevayahoodcom
Country of Service: Nepal
Training Group: 180
Cities you served in: Jajarkot/Palpa
Arrival Year: 1995
Departure Year: 1997
English teacher and trainer of the pedigogical arts for Nepali teachers.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Studied studiously, seriously for an MA in English at the U of Oregon. Finished faintly, with a little help from my friends and now teach the same English to 7th grade and community college students in the San Fernando Valley of California. It's great, especially in July and August.
Got married to my best friend and have bored her silly with "When I was in Nepal . . . " Actually, she loves the stories and is learning Nepali! We're planning a trip back to Nepal sometime.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I think about my time in Nepal always. It lives in my bones. Nepal was a revalation to me in every way. Still is. My life is beautiful today because of what I learned there, because of who I became there. Even if I'm ever only a simple school teacher, I will live in the greatest goodness of life thanks to what Nepal and the Peace Corps, I suppose, gave to me.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anybody who remembers this silly dope and wants to say hello, I'd love to hear from you. ;)
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Cana canu bhyo? Namaste sathi haru! Ramro sunga janus!
Originally posted: August 12, 2007
Peace Corps Nepal; Directory of Nepal RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Nepal RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1995
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