Peace Corps Volunteers Will Teach English in Costa Rican Public Schools

Students from Puntarenas, Cartago, Alajuela, and San José will learn English thanks to the lessons that a group of 28 Peace Corps Volunteers will teach over the course of the next two years, in close coordination with the Ministry of Public Education.

U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles highlighted the importance of the contributions made by the Peace Corps and its volunteers since the agency’s arrival in Costa Rica back in 1963.

U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles“These volunteers will face the important task of collaborating with teachers and other community members to support the learning of English as a foreign language, by promoting it in a way that is fun, practical and relevant to their future,” said Ambassador Telles.

Among the group of volunteers there are professionals in Education, Law, Psychology, Communication and Sociology, who come from different states in the United States.
The Peace Corps is a United States government independent agency, through which more than 4,000 volunteers have served in Costa Rica in projects such as Community Economic Development, English Language Teaching and Youth Development.