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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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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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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When classes get suspended, English Education Volunteer, Megan, gets creative with her unexpected free time.

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Before completing his 2-year Peace Corps service, PCV Collin reflects on his time living in an indigenous community.

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RPCVs speak to a Girl Scout troop during World Thinking Day

For World Thinking Day, I challenged returned Peace Corps Volunteers to share stories about leadership with my Girl Scout troop.

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Building community amongst local youth through volleyball!

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Painting between the lines leads to new discoveries beyond Costa Rican borders!

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