This week in the Peace Corps: Connecting with the community, one goal at a time
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This week in the Peace Corps: Connecting with the community, one goal at a time

The Tico Times - September 3, 2018

Once Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) receive their site assignments, they head off to their assigned community, alone, not only to work on projects but also to integrate…

Hivos celebrates 50 years in Costa Rica, Latin America
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Hivos celebrates 50 years in Costa Rica, Latin America

Alissa Grosskopf - August 30, 2018

The development organization Hivos, headquartered in the Netherlands, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and events marking the milestone in Costa Rica showcased how the…

This week in Peace Corps: Protecting national parks and endangered species
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This week in Peace Corps: Protecting national parks and endangered species

The Tico Times - August 27, 2018

Last Friday was National Parks Day in Costa Rica, a day instituted with the intent for people to reflect and actively participate in conservation actions and respect…

Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó
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Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó

Mary Ann Stark - August 23, 2018

Animal life in the Pacific coast area of Jacó turned around completely in 1998 with the arrival of Katja Bader. Spay and neuter campaigns, health checks, educational…

This week in the Peace Corps: Training to be a Peace Corps Volunteer
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This week in the Peace Corps: Training to be a Peace Corps Volunteer

The Tico Times - August 21, 2018

Last month Peace Corps Costa Rica received over 40 new trainees in the Youth Development (YD) and English (TEFL) sectors. The aspiring volunteers spend their first three…

This week in the Peace Corps: Building sustainable recycling projects
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This week in the Peace Corps: Building sustainable recycling projects

The Tico Times - August 13, 2018

From the Caribbean to the Pacific, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) work with local communities on environmental awareness, trash collection systems, and recycling projects. PCVs Tanya, Laura, and Paige…

Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States
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Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States

Katherine Stanley - August 9, 2018

Their outstanding academic performance, English fluency, leadership, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have paid off: six Costa Rican students have won a scholarship…

This week in the Peace Corps: Keeping up with computers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Keeping up with computers

The Tico Times - August 6, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Taylor started a computer class with new computers given by the Ministry of Public Education. Taylor teaches basic computer literacy while incorporating important…

This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating a scout anniversary
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This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating a scout anniversary

The Tico Times - July 30, 2018

Many Peace Corps Volunteers across the country have the opportunity to work with the Guías y Scouts, including the troop pictured above, which was formed one year…

Comedy for a good cause
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Comedy for a good cause

Katherine Stanley - July 24, 2018

Come one, come all: A night of "sit down comedy" featuring renowned journalist Glenda Umaña and blogger Esther Lev, held at the Eugene O'Neill Theater at the…