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 learn with their peers before starting high school, and provide hands-on training to public-school teachers.
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 year of service would be different; I would make it home to spend the holidays with friends and family.