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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…

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…

A conversation with Steve Aronson: ‘The character of Costa Ricans will save us’
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A conversation with Steve Aronson: ‘The character of Costa Ricans will save us’

The Costa Rica USA Foundation (CRUSA) - November 8, 2018

Steve Aronson may have chosen to make his life in a country renowned for laid-back pura vida, but he’s the ultimate multitasker. As soon as he picks…

Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica
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Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica

Sandy Sandoval - October 11, 2018

There has been a drastic decline in the population of several shark species around the world over the past few years, and according to the International Union…

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…

This week in the Peace Corps: Teaching about language, leadership and life
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This week in the Peace Corps: Teaching about language, leadership and life

The Tico Times - September 17, 2018

Many Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) here in Costa Rica spend a large chunk of their time in schools. PCVs lead all kinds of activities depending on the…

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