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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Brothers first, Peace Corps Volunteers second, Zane and Alex grew up with a desire to travel and serve. That desire has led them to Costa Rica and Ghana, respectively.

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Junior Achievement Costa Rica Team photo

As a Community Economic Development Volunteer, Nancy never anticipated working at a high school. Interacting with young entrepreneurs has become one of her most impactful projects as a Peace Corps Volunteer. 

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The scary in life is only soft after we’ve laughed in fears’ face, and the awkward only normal after we’ve invited a group of apprehensive parents to a Sex-Ed workshop.

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Making “emotional” monsters!

As I begin to near the end of my Peace Corps service as a Youth Development Volunteer in Costa Rica, I think about what I will miss the most. Quickly, a million things come to mind...

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It all started with a simple message on Facebook back in December 2015, a few months before I arrived in Costa Rica for my Peace Corps service.

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Pride 2017 San Jose

June marks both LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Immigrant Heritage Month, a time throughout the world that allows people like me to celebrate our authentic selves.

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Ed Hayes_Indigenous Women Recycling Initiative

Community Economic Development has many facets in Costa Rica. Ed Hayes shares his first person account of helping an indigenous women's group with a much-needed recycling project. 

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Why I left a job I loved for the Peace Corps

I distinctly remember holding the red flyer in my hand in the middle of Miami University's campus in the fall of 2011. 

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“One of the best ways to secure a child’s future is to help them to see and believe they have one!” – Colleen Hewitt, TEFL Volunteer, Costa Rica, 2015-17

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JumpStart2017

JumpStart, a Peace Corps Costa Rica and CRUSA program, invites soon-to-be 7th graders to a month-long English camp during their January vacation. Jeremy, a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Volunteer in his last year of service, and Kenny, a Youth Development Volunteer who lives nearby, compiled a video to capture the four weeks of learning. 

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