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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Two years of cultural immersion certainly has some (tasty) perks!

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PCVs team-up to host a week-long empowerment camp for women in their communities!

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PCV Alex B. shares his experience transitioning into life as a Peace Corps Volunteer and finding his bearings in his community of service.

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PCV Elizabeth shares her experience working across sectors to address local community needs for youth development programs.

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Local community counterparts play an integral role in supporting Peace Corps Volunteers in site.

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Our very own TEFL Program Specialist, Jose, shares with us how he lives out his “call to service” both on the ground and in the air!

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Brendan R. 2

TEFL Volunteer Brendan shares his experience working with his local counterpart to create important learning opportunities for women in his community.

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6 counterparts we're thankful for

When a Peace Corps Volunteer arrives in their host community, they’re paired with a counterpart.

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The Final Product - Bricks to Bread

Upon swearing in as a Peace Corps Volunteer, you are not only embarking on an incredible life-changing adventure, but are also becoming a lifetime member of the broader tight-knit Peace Corps community! As PCV Brian knows from experience, the Peace Corps network can be a great resource for Volunteers to help find creative ways to support their communities during their service. Read on to find out how PCV Brian partnered with RPCV Nancy, co-founder of non-profit Bricks to Bread! 

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