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Impact Corps Costa Rica

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Impact Corps Costa Rica
Your 10 week program in Costa Rica will begin with 3 weeks of intensive Impact Corps training, presented through the Thinking Beyond Borders curriculum. During your next 7 weeks, put your training into action with an impact work assignment in a Costa Rican daycare, supporting the development and educational goals of children ages 3 to 6. Impact Corps Costa Rica gives you the perfect combination of training and service as you kick off your immersive experience in international development.

Immerse yourself in lush landscapes dotted with cattle farms as you travel to the pristine beach towns of the Guanacaste province. With rolling hills, rainforests, and quaint colonial towns in a tropical setting, Guanacaste offers the perfect combination of nature with Costa Rica's laid-back “pura vida” lifestyle. Discover monkeys and tropical animals, while waking up to the crowing of roosters in your rural Costa Rican paradise.

FACT SHEET

Population Below Poverty Line
Up 2% in 5 yrs
Gender Inequality
Single mothers are 31% of population
Primary School Dropout Rate
12.3%
Adolescent Birth Rate
16% of all childbirths
Voices from the Community
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"Volunteers trust our students, respect their disability, but also recognize them as people who have their own goals and desires for the future. The impact has been very positive."

"CCS volunteers have helped us complete projects that would have otherwise been abandoned."

"Our community has learned so much about other cultures, and our own culture has been enriched as a result."

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Your Guanacaste Staff

FRANKLIN TORREZ, COUNTRY PRESIDENT
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Franklin brings his passion for social development and sustainable solutions for social equity to his position as Country President with Cross-Cultural Solutions. is part of the Cross Cultural Solutions team in Costa Rica as a Country President. Franklin received a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from Zamorano University in Honduras and did a study program in Sustainable Agriculture at Minnesota University. Previous to his work with CCS, he worked Global Brigades- Nicaragua and he was involved as a volunteer with non-profit organizations in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Ecuador.

Besides his work with Global Brigades and CCS, Franklin is a student of apologetics and loves to play chess.

Country Staff

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