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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Nilesh
9/10

This past summer (2018) our son and nephew volunteered through the Global Cross Roads program in Peru. From the beginning we knew this would be great. Mr. Mohan spent a long time explaining to us how this would work and how the kids would be taken care of. After registration there was follow up and we were connected with Mr. Roger, the local lead for the program in Peru. And Roger, one word: FABULOUS. We couldn't have had a great experience if not from him. He handled it all for the kids, pick up at the airport, juggle things when the flight got cancelled, take them to the host family and what a gracious host. Roger showed up early next day in morning to explain to the kids their activities how to get from one point to other in Cusco, checked with the kids at lunch etc. etc. He is an example of selfless service who continues to give to the Cusco community and inspires others to do so. He made arrangements for the weekend trip to Machu Picchu and even for that made sure even was safe and taken care of.

The program itself was great and the kids learnt a lot about another country, to take care of themselves and more importantly to take care of others. Thanks for providing the opportunity.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Robert
9/10

Overall it was an awesome experience. The host family was generous and friendly. The school was wonderful. A couple of thoughts, first I would highly recommend you know Spanish. Second, the accommodations were very basic so be ready for that but the meals were delicious. The students were lovely and eager to learn. The faculty seemed organized. It can be hectic at times in the classroom but if you enjoy teaching it is a really rewarding program and something you will always remember.

How can this program be improved?
More staff and proper organization would make this program even better.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Harold
9/10

I've been here for only a week but for the moment I'm having a great time. Everyone welcomed me with open arms. Richard and Franklin took me around Accra and showed me where I was going to work. The Language and Culture course is very helpful and I learned a lot in only a few days. I recommend volunteers to do the Language and Culture program as it will help you fit in.
Although as a volunteer, it is important to bear into mind that the actual impact you make is very small, I feel like it is still worth it. Being able to put a smile on those kid’s faces is so rewarding!
Richard took me and another volunteer to Krokrobite beach where we all had a great time.
We also visited Accra (Accra is much more exciting than what Guide books say) as well as a pineapple farm (pineapple trees are not what I expected them to be).

How can this program be improved?
More structure for what you would like the volunteer to accomplish while they are there that can be sustainably continued after they leave as well.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Aiden
9/10

My experience in Ecuador was amazing. I was able to meet the most interesting and caring people. During the week, I felt comfortable and happy to be teaching in the orphanages. The staffs were friendly and welcoming; I was able to choose what classes I wanted to teach and which age of children I would work best with. I was happy to develop a relationship with the teachers as well as the children there. I enjoyed being able to see what it is like to live in a different culture and meet the people around me. I always felt like I was taken care of. I am so glad that I was able to take weekend trips to visit the other parts of Ecuador and see the beauty it has to offer. I saw some of the most amazing sights and breathtaking places. I would recommend a trip like this to anyone and please know that you will have a memorable experience- that will change you.

How can this program be improved?
All in all the entire program was very fulfilling. If asked, I would definitely say that it would have been more fulfilling if I was given a chance to stay at the orphanage itself.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Amy
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.

Yes, I recommend this program

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