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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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A man stands in front of an ancient tomb

Peace Corps’ Virtual Service provides U.S. citizens with the unique opportunity to donate their professional skills and remotely support counterparts abroad. Early pilot participants were returned Peace Corps Volunteers, five of whom were also AmeriCorps alumni. These dedicated individuals share why there’s no set or linear path when it comes to serving communities.

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How PCV, Nancy, integrated into her community of service and the gifts she received.

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During this season of Olympic Games we reflect on the positive impact of sport. Joel, a PCV serving in the southern most region of Costa Rica from 2015-2017 shares how he bonded with his community over football.

PCV Michael Ivy

When I was young, I found other guys attractive. I didn’t know what those feelings meant, though, because I didn’t have the language for it then.

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Samara B. continues to serve Costa Rica through Peace Corps' Virtual Service Pilot. We interviewed her about her experience helping her country of service from afar.

Hispanic female Peace Corps volunteer review paper documents with two female community members outside in Guatemala

September 15 to October 15 is nationally recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month.

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June is an important month for me as an LGBTQ+ Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

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LEGACY STORY: We are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. PCV, Nancy, has three generations of Peace Corps Volunteers in her family. The stories of her sister and son inspired her to join the agency and serve in Costa Rica.

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JumpStart is an intensive four-week long English Camp designed to empower students with the knowledge, academic skills and confidence to make a successful transition to high school. In 2020, PCVs hosted 20 camps throughout Costa Rica. Check out John and Susie's story.

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JumpStart is an intensive four-week long English Camp designed to empower students with the knowledge, academic skills and confidence to make a successful transition to high school. In 2020, PCVs hosted 20 camps throughout Costa Rica. Check out Katie B.'s story.

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For #PeaceCorpsWeek, we are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. Costa Rica PCV, Kirby, comes from a long line of Peace Corps Volunteers.

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For #PeaceCorpsWeek, we are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. Costa Rica PCV, Caitlin, was inspired to serve by another PCV- her father.

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JumpStart is an intensive four-week long English Camp designed to empower students with the knowledge, academic skills and confidence to make a successful transition to high school. In 2020, PCVs hosted 20 camps throughout Costa Rica. Check out Sara H.'s story.

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JumpStart is an intensive four-week long English Camp designed to empower students with the knowledge, academic skills and confidence to make a successful transition to high school. In 2020, PCVs hosted 20 camps throughout Costa Rica. Check out Tom and Dallas' story.

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JumpStart is an intensive four-week long English Camp designed to empower students with the knowledge, academic skills and confidence to make a successful transition to high school. In 2020, PCVs hosted 20 camps throughout Costa Rica. Check out Olivia's story.

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JumpStart is an intensive four-week long English Camp designed to empower students with the knowledge, academic skills and confidence to make a successful transition to high school. In 2020, PCVs hosted 20 camps throughout Costa Rica. Check out Sarah's story.

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Reporting from the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, PCV Samara shares her #PeaceCorpsHome experience.

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