I decided to enroll with Cross Cultural Solutions in Ghana, for many reasons. Since I was very young I’ve always had the urge and love to travel abroad. I’ve been abroad many times before I went to Ghana with CCS. I’ve also had a deep desire to travel to Africa and particularly Ghana, from learning about West African Art in my ceramics and painting class.
I also volunteer in my local community and I felt that volunteering abroad would be eye opening and absolutely life changing, especially in Africa. I finally decided that I wanted to travel and volunteer in West Africa, so I began to look at many different organizations.
Since I am a teenager, I was only able to find Global Leadership Adventures and Cross Cultural Solutions. From looking through several organizations I thought Cross Cultural Solutions was the real deal because, it seemed to focus on the main values that I had wanted to experience. 1, adventure; 2, impacting the local community; 3, immersing with the local culture. In the end, after months of trying to make my decision I chose to go with CCS in Ghana for a month.