• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Young Expats Gain Web-based Forum

February 3, 2006

Expatriates under 40 living in Costa Rica have formed a new social club, Young Expats of Costa Rica, coordinated through the Web site www.youngexpatsofcostarica.org.

Created just last month, the Web site states: “Here you can meet other young expats for friendship, romance, travel and activity partners, and professional networking.”

The site was posted by San José resident Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey, 27, from the U.S. city of Cleveland, after she and a group of friends came up with the idea.

“I went to a couple of events for expats, and I was the youngest one there,” Passey said. “I’m 27, and a lot of the issues they were discussing were for older people, like how to deal with pension checks here or where to get a colonoscopy.”

For younger people, Passey said, the issues are different.

“We’re not coming down here with 20-30 years of savings,” she said.“Most of the people are working here, either for Internet-related companies or for their own companies.”

The idea to create a structure to connect with people, she explained, stemmed from the fact that she and others she knows work from home and have a hard time meeting like-minded expats in the same age range.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica ends work week with new high in Covid hospitalizations
Costa Rica
36 views
Costa Rica
36 views

Costa Rica ends work week with new high in Covid hospitalizations

The Tico Times - May 8, 2021

There are 1,175 people in Costa Rica hospitalized with Covid-19, a new record, the Health Ministry said in its Friday…

Authorities search for hiker missing in Chirripó NP
Costa Rica
7 views
Costa Rica
7 views

Authorities search for hiker missing in Chirripó NP

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2021

Costa Rican authorities are searching for a woman who disappeared Tuesday while hiking to Cerro Ventisqueros, the country's second-highest peak…

Costa Rica unemployment rate remains elevated at 18.7%
Costa Rica
2744 views
Costa Rica
2744 views

Costa Rica unemployment rate remains elevated at 18.7%

The Tico Times - May 7, 2021

Unemployment in Costa Rica was 18.7% in the moving quarter from January to March 2021, according to the National Institute…