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Sawasdee - Welcome to Peace Corps Thailand

Over 5,100 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Thailand since the program was established in 1962. Volunteers have served throughout the country in a wide range of projects including education, rural development, health, & environment. Peace Corps’ distinguished history here reflects the close relationship between Thais and Americans working together in friendship and development.

Twenty-six staff, under the leadership of former Thai Volunteer and Country Director C. Howard Williams, support Volunteers through intensive language and cross cultural training, health care, job training and safety and security support.

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  • captial CITY – Bangkok

  • LARGEST CITY – Bangkok
  • AREA (KM2) – 514,000 km2
  • POPULATION – 69 million
  • GDP – US$ 377,158 billion (2011 Estimate)
  • CURRENCY – Thai Baht (THB)

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

President John F Kennedy