Interview with Caroline Currie, October 21, 2021

Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project

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Caroline Currie served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines from 1964 through 1966 in the Education Program. Currie grew up in a service-oriented family. She attended a rally in San Jose, California and heard John F. Kennedy speak in person. She and her husband decided that joining the Peace Corps would contribute to making the world a better place. They were selected for Philippines group 13B, and attended training in a village outside of Hilo, Hawaii. Training included Tagalog and Ilocano languages, culture, and physical conditioning. The Curries were assigned to schools in Lucena. Currie and a co-teacher provided training in new math teaching concepts to local teachers and teachers from outlying Barrios. After completing their service, Currieā€™s husband was hired by Peace Corps and they returned to the Philippines for three more years. They later went to Saipan, where her husband was Deputy Peace Corps Director. Currie discusses her work; living conditions; personal connections; and the influence Peace Corps service continues to have in her life.

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2021oh0894_pcrv0422

Interviewee Name

Caroline Currie

Interviewer Name

Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2021-10-21

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Currie, Caroline Interview by Julius Sztuk. 21 Oct. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Currie, C. (2021, October 21). Interview by J. Sztuk. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Currie, Caroline, interview by Julius Sztuk. October 21, 2021, Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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