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John Pielemeier was a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) volunteer in Ivory Coast from 1966 to 1968. He describes his experiences prior to Peace Corps that inspired him to apply, his Peace Corps training at Oberlin College, his training in Quebec, and his in-country training in Bouake, Ivory Coast. He recounts teaching at a newly formed boarding school, interacting with colonial French faculty at that school, and setting up a program in which his students did literacy training and some public health work during their summer vacation back in their villages. In addition, he talks about contracting Guillain-Barre syndrome while in the Ivory Coast and his evacuation, treatment, and subsequent rehabilitation. 2 digital audio files (web streaming files combined into 1 file). Interviewed and recorded by Evelyn Ganzglass on March 21, 2016.
Date(s) of Materials: 21 March 2016
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