When I was about 11, I used to visit my grandmother at a nursing home nearby. It's a very vivid memory for me, and one that isn't entirely pleasant. When I was asked to select my top two volunteer assignments for my Cross-Cultural Solutions program in Cartago, Costa Rica, I thought about it for quite a while, and decided that this was my moment to try again, and get out of my comfort zone (just a bit). I told Danielle, my Program Specialist, that I really wanted to work with the elderly.
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We've always had some pretty great funding tips to help you save for your volunteer abroad adventure with Cross-Cultural Solutions. Well now there's a brand new place on our website where you can access all of that information, as well as a handy set of tolls that you can put to use and start saving toward your program fee today!
Did you know that for U.S. taxpayers, the CCS program fee may be tax-deductible? That's right! Tax deductibility can be a major benefit to you and your sponsors, serving to reduce your real out-of-pocket contribution, on average, between 25-33%.
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?