Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection
Patricia Matisz Smith served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia from 1973 to 1975. She attended training in-country at Tuaran with a group of 14 teachers. In Malaysia, Smith was stationed in Kota Kinabalu in the state of Shah. She worked as a high school science teacher at Sekolah Menengah Kerajaan Likas, a government high school in Likas. In her interview, she describes the challenges of teaching within a school modeled on the British educational system, and how she enjoyed traveling to other nearby countries on school breaks. Interviewed and recorded by Ivan C. Browning, 12 February 2017. 1 digital file.