U.S.-bound – and delighted
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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U.S.-bound – and delighted

The Tico Times - October 12, 2017

Seven young Costa Ricans got a very pleasant surprise Thursday when they found out they'd won scholarships to study in the United States. Duván Ramírez, Fiorella Poveda,…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
Artists
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA

Bruce Callow - March 12, 2017

How does one go about making contact with two veteran NASA technicians who were raised and educated in Costa Rican public schools and have contributed to some…

Jill Biden: Costa Rica is a leader in gender equality
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Business
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Jill Biden: Costa Rica is a leader in gender equality

Zach Dyer - June 19, 2016

Waving Costa Rican and U.S. flags, girls studying science and technology welcomed the second lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, on Sunday as she kicked…

Learning English in Costa Rica, then and now
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Learning English in Costa Rica, then and now

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - April 25, 2016

My two children, born in New York, are English speakers with a fair background in the basics of Spanish. They attend a private international school in Costa…

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
Business
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Business
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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

Zach Dyer - March 11, 2016

The popular language-learning app Duolingo is moving from smartphones into classrooms around Costa Rica. On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and…

Texas-Costa Rica couple helps Cartago children learn English
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Texas-Costa Rica couple helps Cartago children learn English

Mitzi Stark - November 28, 2015

English is a universal language in our transnational world; proficiency in English can be the key to a better future, a better job or a scholarship to…

‘Little Monsters’ cultivates kids’ creativity
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Little Monsters’ cultivates kids’ creativity

Robert Isenberg - April 9, 2015

“Little Monsters” may sound like a funny name, perhaps a bad translation, but that is the official title of a new “creative club” designed for children. The…

When I was your age, I went to school uphill both ways in a hybrid car I made myself
Education
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Education
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When I was your age, I went to school uphill both ways in a hybrid car I made myself

Mitzi Stark - December 22, 2014

Kids today learn about things that weren’t even invented when we adults went to school. A sixth-grade class at St. Jude’s School in Lindora, Santa Ana, west…

In this holiday season, finding ways to make a difference
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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In this holiday season, finding ways to make a difference

Katherine Stanley - December 11, 2014

In the low-income neighborhood of Rincón Grande in western San José, a young woman has finished her last tests of the school year. Instead of hanging out…

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