Interview with David Constanza, March 22, 2021

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

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This is a second interview with David Constanza. David Constanza grew up in San Francisco, California of poor immigrant parents, both of whom became doctors. He graduated from the University of Southern California in international relations and African development studies. A friend recommend he consider the Peace Corps given his international affinity and language interests. His first shock was meeting other trainees from around the U.S. and engaging with their similar and different backgrounds. David was invited to Morocco for a TEFL project from May 1986 to May 1989. He learned Arabic in training, but training lacked classroom management skills. David was assigned to a school in Ouaouizeght in the Azilal province, a Berber town. He taught English at the high school and created books with a community-based vocabulary. He also helped build a library in Beni Mellal. David enjoyed various Berber cultural festivals. His friendships ranged from his students and their families to his colleagues. He noted discrimination against women and harassment of female Volunteers.

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2021oh0189_pcrv0148

Interviewee Name

David Constanza

Interviewer Name

Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2021-03-22

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Constanza, David Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 22 Mar. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Constanza, D. (2021, March 22). Interview by R. A. Adams. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Constanza, David, interview by Randolph A. Adams. March 22, 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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