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…

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…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth
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This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth

Elizabeth Lang - June 18, 2018

Last month, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Brian and his community partnered with student athletes from Marquette University through Courts for Kids to build a multi-use court. In addition to…

Peace Corps suspends El Salvador program as violence surges
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Peace Corps suspends El Salvador program as violence surges

Jerry Markon | The Washington Post - January 15, 2016

The Peace Corps has suspended its half-century-old program in El Salvador, highlighting the violence that has wracked the Central American nation and helped propel a wave of…

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Peace Corps volunteers petition to reinstate sexual assault victims’ advocate

Lisa Rein | The Washington Post - January 11, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPN9U7IPo8c WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two hundred current and returned Peace Corps volunteers around the world have signed a petition to the U.S. Congress to reinstate an outspoken advocate…