U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, , stands with the last group of Peace Corps volunteers
U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Fitzgerald Haney (front row, dark suit and red tie) stands with the last group of Peace Corps volunteers. Photo from U.S. Embassy San Jose.

QCOSTARICA – About 37 young volunteers of the Peace Corps of the United States were sworn in on Wednesday by U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Fitzgerald Haney, to teach English in various schools and colleges across the country over the next two years.

The volunteers are professionals graduated in business administration, education, linguistics, psychology and sociology, among other races, who for the last three months were in training in communities in Heredia.

This program “Enseñanza del Inglés” (Teaching English) as a foreign language seeks to improve the linguistic and methodological skills of teachers and raise the level in the use of language by students, and developed in conjunction with the Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP) – Ministry of Education.

To date, more than 3,300 volunteers have served in Costa Rica over the last 53 years in various community development programs, teaching English as a second language and youth development.