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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 1
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 1

Christopher Howard - May 31, 2019

You can't call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Tiquismos, as they are known, play an important role in most daily conversations.…

Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated 150 years of free, obligatory and state-paid education with a ceremony at the Escuela Jesús Jiménez in Cartago. The event celebrated the…

Applications open for Humanitarian University Grants 2019
Education
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Education
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Applications open for Humanitarian University Grants 2019

William Foxton - April 15, 2019

For the third year running, grants will be awarded to Nicaraguan refugee students to study at the Latin American University for Science and Technology (ULACIT). Applications are…

How to become a positive leader before 2019  – at Costa Rica’s UPEACE
Education
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Education
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How to become a positive leader before 2019 – at Costa Rica’s UPEACE

The University for Peace - December 4, 2018

When was the last time you invested in your own professional and personal development? With increasing demands on our time and energy, it’s often difficult to find a good…

Costa Rica plans to put broadband internet in every public school
Bicentennial
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Bicentennial
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Costa Rica plans to put broadband internet in every public school

AFP - August 4, 2018

Costa Rica announced a project to connect its 4,659 public schools with a fiber-optic network that would give students broadband internet with speeds of 10 Mbps. The plan…

Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang
Education
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Education
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Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang

Elizabeth Lang - June 21, 2018

Each year the XXI Century Strategy Association gives scholarships to students to train with astronauts and other professionals from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. For…

Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 23, 2018

Remember our piece a few days ago about how six Costa Rican third-graders were ready to take on the world? Well, they emerged victorious: the students, all…

Third-graders represent Costa Rica at international technology championship
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Third-graders represent Costa Rica at international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Six Costa Rican third-graders are ready to take on the world. The students, all from the public Jesús Jiménez Elementary School in Cartago, east of San José,…

PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making
Education
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Education
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PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making

Elizabeth Lang - March 22, 2018

When La Carpio inaugurated its new school yesterday, it was the culmination of 23 years of effort. That's right: 23. A new facility to replace the infamously…

Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs
Education
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Education
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Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs

Marco Sibaja / AFP - February 8, 2018

Parents padlocked the gates of public schools in northern Costa Rica on Thursday to protest optional sex education classes for teens that some believe promotes homosexuality. The…

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