Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States
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Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States

Katherine Stanley - August 9, 2018

Their outstanding academic performance, English fluency, leadership, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have paid off: six Costa Rican students have won a scholarship…

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…

The dream of a community called La Carpio
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Op-Ed
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The dream of a community called La Carpio

Marielos Méndez - March 22, 2018

On Tuesday, March 21, the first phase of construction of La Carpio’s new primary school was officially inaugurated by President Luis Guillermo Solís, First Lady Mercedes Peñas,…

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…

Six Costa Rican students receive AFS-CRUSA scholarships for year in U.S.
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Six Costa Rican students receive AFS-CRUSA scholarships for year in U.S.

Katherine Stanley - February 27, 2018

Six students from Costa Rica's public Scientific High School System learned yesterday that they are the recipients of scholarships to study for a year in the United…

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

New scholarship fund to send Costa Rican students to the United States
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Giving Back
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New scholarship fund to send Costa Rican students to the United States

Katherine Stanley - July 13, 2017

At the end of July, students from Costa Rica’s public Vocational High Schools and public schools with International Baccalaureate programs will be able to apply for a…

A message to women: ‘Don’t be the one clipping your own wings’
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Journalism
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A message to women: ‘Don’t be the one clipping your own wings’

Katherine Stanley - March 6, 2017

Step one if you want to interview Mariana Santos? Figure out where in the world she is. And no, following her on Facebook won’t help much. As…

Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado
Education
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Education
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Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado

Elizabeth Lang - February 22, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio

Elizabeth Lang - February 20, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

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