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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 Kevin F. F. Quigley, 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)

You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.

Barbara Prince Davis

Volunteer in Thailand Group 125