Costa Rica

Stories from Costa Rica

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Costa Rica.

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Reporting from the dairy producing region of Costa Rica, PCV Maddie shares her #PeaceCorpsHome experience.

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PCV, Grant, facilitates a mentoring program to aid primary school graduates in their transition to secondary school.

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Lauren Closet

In Costa Rica, Volunteers are required to spend at least 9 months living with a host family: 3 months during Pre-service Training and 6 months after initial placement in site. PCV, Lauren, shares about what host family life is like after only one month in site.

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PCV, Lauren, shares insights on the dynamism of the relationship she has with one of her primary counterparts- Johnny.

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A vital part of the success of Peace Corps Volunteers comes from the relationships they foster with counterparts. Merlyn, Peace Corps Costa Rica counterpart, shares her perspective on Peace Corps' impact on her professional life and the region she calls home.

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During the 11 weeks of Pre-Service Training and for the first six months of service, Volunteers in Costa Rica are required to live with a host family. This coexistence helps Volunteers adapt to the community, culture, and practice the local language. If independent housing options exist, Volunteers are able to live on their own after the required home stay period ends.

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Business development training and mentorship prepares high school students for success at national competition!

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Woman in blue shirt surrounded by school children from Panama

Peace Corps Response sends Volunteers on highly specialized assignments for 12 months or less. If you have a background in teaching English as a foreign language, special education, or developing training materials, these might be the positions for you!

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Erin Mone, Mary Quijano, and Colleen (Mone) Hardy

I want to share not only what World Wise Schools has meant to me and my students but how the program has enriched my personal life as well.

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