Interview with Mark Culliton, September 30, 2021

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

Interview Summary

Mark Culliton served as a Peace Corps Diversified Farming volunteer in Thailand from 1989-1992. During the 1960s, his father served in India, and his aunt and uncle were country directors in Dahomey, so he was familiar with Peace Corps from a young age. In spite of past struggles to learn languages, he learned Thai quickly and befriended another like-minded volunteer and they immersed themselves in Thai culture. As his site in Sukhothai, he focused on fulfilling the second and third cultural goals, finding mixed success with projects including a misguided fish pond while enjoying opportunities to socialize through snooker and basketball.. Still, he extended for a third year and enjoyed travel adventures in southeast Asia before returning home, earning an MBA, and turning his attention to urban non-profit work.

Interview Accession

2021oh0863_pcrv0398

Interviewee Name

Mark Culliton

Interviewer Name

Craig Tower

Interview Date

2021-09-30

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Culliton, Mark Interview by Craig Tower. 30 Sep. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Culliton, M. (2021, September 30). Interview by C. Tower. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Culliton, Mark, interview by Craig Tower. September 30, 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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