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…

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…

New competition will fund green projects for small companies
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New competition will fund green projects for small companies

Alissa Grosskopf - September 5, 2018

The Promoter of External Trade of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rica United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) have joined forces to launch a new contest…

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…

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…