For my very first Cross-Cultural Solutions experience, I was in Tanzania celebrating my 65th birthday. I spent several weeks teaching at a local juvenile detention center. It was the hardest, and most wonderful thing I've ever done. I arrived in Moshi thinking that I would be teaching English to the boys at the center, and nothing more. But what an awakening! And just like any other international volunteer will tell you, I'm sure I learned more from those boys than they learned from me.
It's time for another update from our group of seven Princeton Bridge Year students who happen to be having the Cross-Cultural Solutions gap year adventure of a lifetime in Salvador, Brazil. Check out this excerpt from Caitlin's blog and learn about one of her favorite moments so far.
If you've been considering a last minute volunteer adventure this holiday season, we've got just the experience for you! This Thanksgiving, why not combine a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer program with a chance to practice yoga with a professional instructor in Costa Rica?
I recently returned from my Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer adventure in Salvador, Brazil, and I have been putting off writing about my experience. It's just been so hard to put everything into words and do the CCS experience justice. But I promise, I'll try my best!
Considering a volunteer adventure with #ccsBangkok and looking for a little inspiration? Check out this amazing video that we've pulled from our archives for 5 great reasons (that still hold true) to volunteer with CCS in Thailand next summer.