Global Crossroad

Global Crossroad

About

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.

Headquarters

415 W Airport Fwy, Ste 375
Irving , TX 75062
United States

Reviews

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Ethan
10/10

Being a young guy who delights in serving other- this opportunity of Teaching English in Ecuador was a blessing. Doing it through Global Crossroad was incredible!!!
The experience started with the host. They were very kind and friendly people. They were always willing to help. They served me three meals a day with fresh fruits each time. Accommodation was also great with very clean room and a great ambient. I could have asked for no better host. We also had a quality time in the evening talking about our days and sharing laughs.

Jose, the country coordinator was also very helpful, calm and empathetic. He arranged for our outings in the weekends, which was amazing. I was placed in one of the Local School in Quito called RAFAEL BRITO. My responsibilities included teaching English, supporting teachers, organizing creative activities, providing companionship to the children, developing their conversational skills and more. This was a great opportunity for me to understand and learn about the children and education system in Ecuador. The teachers were very smart and friendly which made by job very easy. The students were sweet, disciplined and enthusiastic which made teaching very fun. It was great!!

How can this program be improved?
The students were always setting on the same classroom. I feel this could be a bit boring and monotonous for the students. I would advise shifts in the classroom from time to time. Sometimes teaching students in the garden area rather than in the classroom will also be very good, in my opinion.
Yes, I recommend this program
Mirella
8/10

My experience initially was a bit shell shocked. I moved into a room with a shower that had no hot water, and the toilet did not always work. However, I did not come for the luxuries of the Ritz Carlton, I am came for the experience, AND and experience it was. I stayed with an initial host family for a week and learned NEPALI from a wonderful teacher named Pratima. I do wish however that I did not have to spend a week in this place because I was bored after the Nepali lessons and it was not in a part of time particularly interesting. A week later I moved into another host family house, and the situation was much improved because I finally got to meet my students and I was also living in a better location. I liked this second location more because it was in close proximity to monkey temple and also close to the fun downtown district, THAMEL. Again, I was not pleased that I had to take cold showers and that there were power outages at moments.

Meeting and teaching the monks was an awesome experience. I fell in love with all my students. I am not a teacher in the USA, but teaching comes innately to me and being around such sharp, thirsty minds was an honor. It was also a great honor to join them in their ceremonies, and learning about such an old and brilliant culture.

I do not think that the airport fee us justified. It's $50 when I can go to the airport round trip for $20 or less. I also thought that the daily cost of living fee was too high. I could stay in a hotel in Thamel, with hot water for $15 USD and afford to eat anything I want. I was only a mile from the schools. In the future, I will not be staying with a host family as I do not feel I need to have a curfew and eat the same food every day.

In summation, despite some of the negatives, such as cold water, and over priced living costs, I had a magical experience with my students and they touch my heart to this very day. I will not forget the intrinsic and extrinsic beauty of Nepal. I hope to return some day AND I highly insist that every one have this experience.

How can this program be improved?
I have recommended this program to a friend but I warned him about the shower situation, the early curfew, and the surprise fees such as, getting charged 500 rupees a week from DIDI when I could stay at a hotel and get free internet.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Yeine
9/10

My volunteering experience with my 16 year old twins and their 17 year old friend was amazing. It exited our expectations. South Africa and its people are welcoming and working at the wildlife sanitary was an unforgettable experience. Global Crossroad and its country support staff were the best; always caring for us and making sure that everything was done as planned. I recommend the trip to anyone who loves wildlife and want to experience South Africa.

It was a magical place. Weather, people, animals were amazing. It is hard to explain in words one must come and see the beauty of SA and its wonderful animals. The conservation project was very helpful and I learned a lot while meeting new friends from all over the world.

I would very much like to come to South Africa sometime again in the future.

How can this program be improved?
The project was only associated with five animals, I would hope for more and more animals in the future.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Donna
9/10

I was in Galle, Sri Lanka. I volunteered at a temple and taught English to the monks. I really enjoyed my stay in Michael's house. He and his family were very helpful to me. I would recommend there to any volunteer who is planning to stay in Galle.

My project started the next day of my arrival. The monks were very open-minded and they really wanted to listen to me and what I had to say. I had a connection with them from the first day. I was happy to teach them and they also seemed very happy to have me as their teacher.

Even though the time was short, I can confidently say that the project was a success because I went ahead of what was mentioned on my responsibilities.

I met so many beautiful people outside of the temple and the host family as well. I'm very happy that decided to be a Volunteer in Sri Lanka through Global Crossroad.

How can this program be improved?
During the orientation Volunteers can be made aware about the lesson planning and expectations of what to do prior to the placement. I would have also enjoyed a Travel Program (around Sri Lanka) after the completion of my project.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Felecia
9/10

Everyone at Global Crossroad was always extremely helpful. They were knowledgeable about any questions or concerns I had. The Spanish classes were very interactive and the teacher was great. He did a superb job of teaching!

The living condition was also very good, with excellent meals and always more than enough food. The host family was very wonderful! The meals were prepared with care. I'm a vegetarian and was very satisfied with all my meals. They were very accommodating to my needs.

I really enjoyed my volunteering experience at the School in Peru. I thought I was going to work with student from grade 1-5; but I was placed to teach the students from grade 6 to 8. It wasn't what I expected but it turned out to be great. I must say I was a little nervous at first.

Overall, everything was great; therefore I recommend Global Crossroad programs in Peru to all.

How can this program be improved?
My flight was about one hour late arriving in Cusco. Therefore, I was not picked up at the airport. I had to take a taxi and I was overcharged but did not realize it at the time. Perhaps let others know what they would pay a taxi if the pickup does not occur.
Yes, I recommend this program

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