Cross-Cultural Solutions is a mission-driven organization, and one of our core values—something connected to everything we do, and every decision that we make—is Shared Humanity. As a proud CCS alumnus, I can say from experience that every moment abroad with CCS involves a chance to connect with the people around you. Even when you're not busy volunteering, everything you do during your time in-country with CCS helps to build bridges of understanding.
In my last blog post, I focused on the community impact data collected from our local partner organizations through the Cross-Cultural Solutions Partner Program Survey. And since I promised to share some of the universal trends and amazing quotes that best illustrate these trends, I'm back with a few of my favorites.
In 2008, my father retired from a lifetime career with Prudential as an insurance salesman. Prudential made sure that his benefits package would reflect a wealth (pun intended) of financial perks. One of those perks was corporate matching for life. From that day forward, my father could donate to almost any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Prudential would match the donation; a pretty extraordinary package.
If you've been considering a once-in-a-lifetime volunteer abroad adventure in Ghana's Volta Region—or any of our 12 amazing international destinations—then you've got to check out this video.
When you volunteer abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions, what awaits you at the Home-Base is a family of local people who’ll immediately plug you into your new community. It's the family in a faraway place that you never knew you had; the CCS in-country team.