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Apply now: CRUSA offering full-ride scholarships to US colleges
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Apply now: CRUSA offering full-ride scholarships to US colleges

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 8, 2019

The CRUSA Foundation is offering five full-ride scholarships, valued at $43,000 each, to Costa Rican students interested in studying science, technology, engineering or math in the United…

Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding
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Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 30, 2019

The Corcovado Foundation is Costa Rica’s lone representative as a finalist for international funding through the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). EOCA selected the Corcovado Foundation for…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development
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This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development

Susan W. / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 19, 2019

Some rural communities struggle with lack of resources and recreational activities. In my experience, the majority of the people in my community pla y soccer and ride…

Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires
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Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2019

Fueled by strong winds and unusually dry conditions, wildfires near Nosara, Guanacaste have forced a community of volunteer firefighters to mobilize for their town’s safety. Bomberos de…

This week in the Peace Corps: A volunteer’s time in Talamanca
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This week in the Peace Corps: A volunteer’s time in Talamanca

Collin / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 4, 2019

It’s interesting when people ask me what’s it like living in an indigenous community. I get the sense that they’re expecting me to compare it with the…

This week in the Peace Corps: Mural project opens doors to the explore the world
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This week in the Peace Corps: Mural project opens doors to the explore the world

Taylor T. / Peace Corps Volunteer - February 23, 2019

Educational institutions play an important role in every community by providing a positive learning environment for students and teaching them to be the future leaders of our…

This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide
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This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide

Paige G. / Peace Corps Volunteer - February 2, 2019

During summer vacations, here in Costa Rica, many Peace Corps volunteers work with their communities and each other to organize camps for community youth. Two Peace Corps…

Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic
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Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic

Sandy Sandoval - January 26, 2019

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, single-use plastics – straws, coffee stirrers, bags, bottles and most food packaging – can be synonymous with convenience, but…

CRUSA Foundation creates competition to strengthen non-profit organizations
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CRUSA Foundation creates competition to strengthen non-profit organizations

The Tico Times - January 24, 2019

Costa Rican nonprofit organizations seeking to jumpstart their fundraising, outreach, or overall capacity can now apply for support from a new source. The Costa Rica USA Foundation…

Costa Rica’s ‘invaluable’ 280-kilometer, sea-to-sea, 16-day hike
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Costa Rica’s ‘invaluable’ 280-kilometer, sea-to-sea, 16-day hike

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

While spending more than two weeks hiking Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-kilometer trail from Costa Rica’s Atlantic to Pacific coasts, the country’s natural beauty took a…

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