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This week in the Peace Corps: Jumpstarting English with Peace Corps Volunteers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Jumpstarting English with Peace Corps Volunteers

Peace Corps Costa Rica - January 22, 2019

JumpStart camps led by Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) have officially begun all throughout Costa Rica. These intensive four-week English camps provide children from low-income areas the opportunity to…

This week in the Peace Corps: A Costa Rican Country Christmas
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This week in the Peace Corps: A Costa Rican Country Christmas

Tilyian M. / Peace Corps Volunteer - December 18, 2018

On Dec. 26, 2016, I woke up relieved. I had made it through my very first Christmas away from home. I remember reassuring myself that my second…

This week in the Peace Corps: Moving Out in Costa Rica
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This week in the Peace Corps: Moving Out in Costa Rica

Savannah K. / Peace Corps Volunteer - December 7, 2018

Upon arrival in Costa Rica, as part of our three months of training before being sent to our permanent sites, all aspiring Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) are…

This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins (Part 2)
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This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins (Part 2)

Zane H. and Alex H. / Peace Corps Volunteers - November 20, 2018

Identical twins Zane and Alex H. tell their stories of volunteering with the Peace Corps. Read Part 1 of this two-part series here.  We pick up the…

This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins
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This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins

Zane H. and Alex H. / Peace Corps Volunteers - November 19, 2018

Every April Fool’s day throughout high school, my brother and I would switch classes. Since we’re identical twins, all we had to do was make sure that…

This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe
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This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe

Brittany S. / Peace Corps Costa Rica - November 12, 2018

What time of the year is it? It’s coffee picking season. Coffee all over Costa Rica is in full swing. In my beautiful high-altitude mountainous community along…

This week in the Peace Corps: Día del Negro y Afrodescendientes
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This week in the Peace Corps: Día del Negro y Afrodescendientes

Jose M. / Peace Corps Costa Rica - November 5, 2018

Día del Negro, as it is known locally, is my favorite holiday I have had the joy of celebrating during my Peace Corps service in Costa Rica.…

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…

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…

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