This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province
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This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province

Crystal / Regional Peace Corps Leader - October 22, 2018

After four years with Peace Corps Costa Rica, I am reflective about living and working in indigenous communities throughout Limón Province. As a youth development volunteer for…

Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa
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Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa

Perry Gladstone - October 20, 2018

Over the last four years, the Lifeguards of Costa Ballena have performed 240 in-water rescues, administered first aid 100 times and prevented thousands of incidents along the…

Children: the future of shark protection
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Children: the future of shark protection

Alissa Grosskopf - October 16, 2018

The nonprofit organization Misión Tiburón is strongly engaged in the protection of hammerhead sharks in Costa Rica. They hope to set a milestone for future generations to…

This week in the Peace Corps: Bricks to Bread – A success story
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This week in the Peace Corps: Bricks to Bread – A success story

Brian Davis / Peace Corps Volunteer - October 9, 2018

In July 2017, Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Brian was introduced to Nancy Fitzimons Alvarado, a 1989 Peace Corps Volunteer and the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Bricks to…

This week in the Peace Corps: Youth group receives prizes in business plan competition
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This week in the Peace Corps: Youth group receives prizes in business plan competition

The Tico Times - October 1, 2018

This past week a youth group from Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Zane's site participated in the closing ceremony of the Junior Achievement Costa Rica La Compañía business…

This week in the Peace Corps: Teaching about language, leadership and life
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This week in the Peace Corps: Teaching about language, leadership and life

The Tico Times - September 17, 2018

Many Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) here in Costa Rica spend a large chunk of their time in schools. PCVs lead all kinds of activities depending on the…

How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees
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How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees

Sandy Sandoval - September 12, 2018

Bees have always shown what it means to live in a harmonious system of collaboration. These tiny insects are a testament that a team made up of…

This week in the Peace Corps: Cooking like a Costa Rican
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This week in the Peace Corps: Cooking like a Costa Rican

The Tico Times - September 10, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) have the unique opportunity to live immersed in another culture for 2 years. Costa Rica is a country widely known for its beautiful…

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…

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…