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…

This week in the Peace Corps: Brick to Bread ovens
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This week in the Peace Corps: Brick to Bread ovens

The Tico Times - July 23, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteer Collin traveled from his site in Talamanca, on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast, all the way to the Northern Zone earlier this year to…

This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating English learning
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This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating English learning

Katherine Stanley - July 16, 2018

Costa Rican public schools are returning from vacation this week, and many students are still riding high on their successes during June's educational celebrations. ​During that month,…

This week in the Peace Corps: Cacao in Talamanca
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This week in the Peace Corps: Cacao in Talamanca

Elizabeth Lang - June 22, 2018

​Cacao is a plant that can be found in various regions of Costa Rica. Some Peace Corps Volunteers get the chance to work alongside chocolate cooperatives, seeing…

Costa Rican organization seeks fresh approach to teenage pregnancy prevention
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Costa Rican organization seeks fresh approach to teenage pregnancy prevention

Elizabeth Lang - June 15, 2018

This story could simply inform you about Costa Rica's alarming teenage pregnancy statistics. I could start by telling you that according to the National Institute of Statistics…

Raffle raises funds for Costa Rican cancer screening, treatment
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Raffle raises funds for Costa Rican cancer screening, treatment

Katherine Stanley - April 26, 2018

Ticket sales for a raffle on Sunday with more than 50 prizes – from delicious organic foods to yoga classes to sportswear – will benefit the fight against cancer…