Global Crossroad
91% Rating
(9 Reviews)

Global Crossroad

Global Crossroad, LLC is one of the world's fastest growing international volunteer vacation organizations. Its ever-expanding programs offer a variety of volunteer and travel programs in 18 different countries throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America: Volunteer Abroad, TEFL Abroad, Tours and Travels, Internship Abroad, Mini-Venture, Group Seasonal Escapes and Paid Teaching opportunities.

Our philosophy involves more than simply placing a volunteer in a grassroots project. We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of our clients: individualized placements, travel and adventure, cross-cultural learning experiences, in-country travel arrangements, free-time exploration, and other services as per the special needs of our participants.

Most Recent Program Reviews

Amy
Female
48 years old
Kenya
University of Georgia

An amazing volunteer in costa rica experience

10/10

The experience was amazing, and the friendships we have made will surely last a lifetime. This trip has exceeded all of my expectations, and I am very grateful to everyone at Global Crossroad.

I worked at the Escuella Santa Cecilia, teaching and helping to make a library for the kids. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming; I feel my time there was very fulfilling and educational. I learned a lot and hopefully passed on a lot as well.

I could have accomplished more if we were there for a longer period of time. I had the chance to help develop and decorate a library, to make a better learning environment for the children. I wish I could have had more time to help clean up the outside of the school as well, and make it even safer for the kids.

Amy
Female
48 years old
Kenya
University of Georgia

My experience here has been absolutely amazing

10/10

By far, one of the best experiences of my life. Kenya was more than I could have imagined. From the busy, hectic pace of Nairobi, to the beautiful safari landscapes, I hope to return one day. My project was 3 weeks long - not long enough! I was stationed at peace orphanage and can't recommend this place enough. The children are the most loving, giving and gracious group. I miss their huge smiles and warm hugs daily- same for the games we'd play and enjoy. As for accommodations, I made great friends at The Volunteer house. I just loved the local food prepared by our wonderful housekeeper, Ester; and found the host family to be very kind and helpful. My 3 day Safari was perfect too, definitely a highlight.

How can this program be improved?

i expect more predeparture orientation

Julie
Female
53 years old
Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts- Boston

Amazing Family Experience

10/10

When I signed up for my 12-year old son, 16-year old daughter, and I to volunteer in Costa Rica for February school vacation week, I hoped that we would have fun, meet new people, study Spanish, enjoy warm weather, and give back. We got all that and so much more. The orphanage was wonderful. The nuns and workers were fabulous caretakers. We loved how the older girls helped take care of the younger children and how each of the houses were organized like families. We all really enjoyed studying Spanish every night and then putting it into practice with the kids, our volunteer home host, and the orphanage workers every day. The food at our volunteer home was yummy and it was nice to be in a "real" neighborhood and not a touristy location.

How can this program be improved?

A couple days when we showed up at the orphanage for a morning volunteer shift, the kids were at school for a half day in the morning or we showed up for an afternoon shift and the kids were at school for a half day in the afternoon. I felt like we could have been more helpful playing with the kids if we knew about their schedule and were there at the same time. As it was, we found time to play with the preschool age kids and help the workers with cleaning, etc., so this was really just a small thing. We were asked NOT to take pictures of the children...presumably for their safety and privacy.

Program Listings

Peru

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The Global Crossroad internship program in Peru is designed for interns interested in a in-depth study of traditional Peruvia...
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Costa Rica

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Global Crossroad organizes professional internships in Costa Rica for international students interested in building their res...
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Kenya

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Kenyan rural schools lack English teachers. The demand for English-speaking teachers is very high in this market. To fill thi...
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Costa Rica

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With Global Crossroad's Volunteer in Costa Rica program, you can follow your interests, from bird-watching to exotic rafting...
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Ghana

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Global Crossroad organizes internships in Ghana for students interested in gaining experience in the fields of healthcare, su...
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Sri Lanka

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Volunteers in the Sri Lanka project offer English teaching programs in Embilipitiya, a rural town located 180 km from the cap...
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India

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Join Global Crossroad most amazing mini-adventure program in India. Global Crossroad mini-adventure program blends with volun...
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Thailand

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Join Global Crossroad on an internship in Thailand, and gain valuable professional experience in a variety of fields includin...
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Taiwan

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Mightily-peaking mountains in the east and gently-sloping plains in the west, the eastern Asian island of Taiwan, also known...
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Sri Lanka

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Global Crossroad organizes international internships in Sri Lanka in the fields of sustainable agriculture, healthcare, peace...
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Tanzania

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Touch a life - make a difference - love a child! Do all this and more in Global Crossroad's Tanzania Orphanage Project. Our p...
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Tanzania

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Global Crossroad offers meaningful internships for international students in Tanzania in partnership with local organizations...
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South Africa

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Global Crossroad's TEFL school is South Africa located in the beach-speckled city of Cape Town. With numerous natural feature...
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India

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Global Crossroad's TEFL program in India includes 100 hours of online coursework / TEFL training in your home country and 2 t...
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Thailand

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In Thailand child care carries a broad meaning and it covers providing protective shelter to the children, protecting kids fr...
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