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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Arista
9/10

Last Summer I spend three weeks in Indonesia at Bali Kindergarten. This volunteering experience really made me feel that I was needed. During the program I was wishing I could spend a whole year with these children. Global Crossroad I can say is a company committed to providing volunteers a quality service. Pre-departure process was very smooth due to the staffs in USA. The Ground Coordinator was also always available to answer all my questions. The accommodation at the hostel was primitive. Everything was well organized right from the start. The food was good and was always on time. I was really impressed to see the classroom with many smiling children. The owner of the Kindergarten expressed his sincere thanks to Global Crossroad for their immense help over the years. This made me very happy because I knew I was also a part of the good work. After having traveled with other companies I can confidently say that Global Crossroad gives you your money's worth. I will strongly recommend this company to all the Philanthropists we would want to make this world a better place. This is the only way to ensure that your money gets to the people who deserve it. I have already told my mother of my experience and we have agreed to visit Bali once again and we will definitely do this again through Global Crossroad.

Yes, I recommend this program
Kentoku
9/10

Having been to several service trips in the past, this was my first ever medical service trip I took part in with my physical therapy group, and I was not sure what to expect from this trip. It was a truly amazing experience working with the people of Xela, Guatemala, and I gained so much from this trip. Despite our language barriers, the patients expressed so much appreciation for our services, and it helped me rekindle my purpose of why I chose to pursue physical therapy. Guatemala is such a beautiful country, and I would love to go back someday!

I would highly recommend other physical therapy programs to take part in this program. It is a great way to get immersed in Latin American culture and beauty, and we really appreciated the staff for making our inaugural service trip possible!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Cassie
10/10

Our physical therapy group had a great time volunteering in Xela. It was very rewarding treating patients that otherwise wouldn't have access to these services. The support of the staff in Guatemala was fantastic and there were many fun excursion activities around Xela. I'd recommend the hot springs, Lake Atitlan, and zip lining.

I would recommend this program to future students. As with any international service program, be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone. You will be immersed in a different culture. Staying with a host family was a unique experience. We were able to live and share meals with a Guatemalan family. We are very happy with our experience and the work the staff did to make everything possible. Enjoy your trip!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kelly
8/10

I have been here only 1 week and have already been welcomed warmly and made to feel at home. The language course was helpful and Pratima ( my teacher) was very patient and knowledgeable. It might be helpful to get tested a few times on what you know to keep you accountable and challenge students more. The food is delicious and you will be well taken care of at the hostel by a lady named Bikani. I wish that there had been more volunteers here as I took the language course alone and was the only one in the hostel but now I am with my host family and one other volunteer. They will take you around the city to see a few temples and teach a little but about the culture which sets you up nicely for the adventures to come ! Nepal is beautiful, the people and food are great. As long as you are self motivated and ok with spending some time alone you will love this program! Savour every minute of it.

How can this program be improved?
Grouping more volunteers together. Testing more in the language course.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Martin
9/10

I had a rewarding and unforgettable time volunteering with Global Crossroad in India. The accommodations were much nicer than I had expected. During my “Cultural Immersion” week I stayed in a very comfortable apartment in Delhi after that I stayed with a very loving family in Jaipur. There was a separate room and bathroom for me. I always received continuous support and advice from my hosts. The meal was offered three times a day.

I had at first applied to volunteer in a Teaching English Program however, due to the festival season in India most of the schools were closed therefore the organization arranged for me to volunteer with a project that appealed to me even more- working with a network of HIV positive women. There were very less number of volunteers in this project, it provided me with a very great opportunity to contribute more. Throughout the seven weeks that followed, Global Crossroad representative checked in on me regularly to make sure that both my volunteering experience and home stay both were going well and meeting my expectations. The level of support I received from the Global Crossroad representative, the family I lived with, and the organization I volunteered with was exceptional.

I strongly feel that if you approach this trip with an open mind, flexibility, and a determination to contribute you will not be disappointed. Along the way you will meet new people, learn their culture and open yourself to lasting relationships.

How can this program be improved?
I would have preferred more exploration and less temple tours during the orientation week.
Yes, I recommend this program

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