Bangkok

Bangkok

THAILAND

Bangkok

THAILAND

Over the years, many young Thai people have relocated to Bangkok in search of economic opportunity. This migration, however, has resulted in overcrowding in and around Bangkok, and has also put a serious strain on social resources. As a volunteer in Bangkok, you'll work side by side with local people to address these issues.

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Cartago

Cartago

COSTA RICA

Cartago

COSTA RICA

As Costa Rica’s economy changes, so do traditional social structures, and oftentimes, these changes don’t account for vulnerable populations. As a result, many are left with little access to healthcare, education, or social services. As a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer abroad in Cartago, Costa Rica, you'll have the opportunity to work with local organizations as they address these issues.

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala

INDIA

Dharamsala

INDIA

In Dharamsala, you’ll find two very distinct neighborhoods: Lower Dharamsala and Upper Dharamsala. As the seat of the Tibetan government in exile and the Tibetan community, Upper Dharamsala enjoys more access to resources and services than Lower Dharamsala. This is in part due to the community’s connection to international aid. In Lower Dharamsala, you’ll find an Indian community that gets little to no attention from international aid organizations, and because of this, lacks some of the most basic social services. As a volunteer in Dharamsala with CCS, you’ll work in the lower section alongside organizations whose efforts support children’s education and women’s rights. 


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Guatemala City

Guatemala City

GUATEMALA

Guatemala City

GUATEMALA

Since the end of its civil war in 1995, Guatemala has made incredible strides as a nation, however, the continuous influx of new residents combined with a high birth-rate has depleted resources, and city planning cannot keep pace. As a volunteer in Guatemala City, you’ll work alongside an incredibly diverse population whose stories have significantly evolved over the course of a generation.

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Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

TANZANIA

Kilimanjaro

TANZANIA

Among the most prevalent issues that local people in Moshi deal with are those presented by the lack of resources, residual effects of a colonial past, and the impact of HIV/AIDS. As a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer in Tanzania, you'll have a chance to work side by side with local communities as they work to address these social issues and work toward a more economically independent and sustainable future.

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Lima

Lima

PERU

Lima

PERU

In the 1980s, the political terrorism of the Sendero Luminoso, or “Shining Path” which originated in the Andes, caused significant numbers of rural residents to seek refuge in Peru's more urban areas. Although the movement saw its end in 1993, the influx of migrants over the last several decades has resulted in a serious strain on social resources leaving individuals with disabilities, children, and the elderly especially vulnerable. Volunteering in Lima, Peru, you'll work to support grassroots efforts to provide necessary services to community members in need.

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New Delhi

New Delhi

INDIA

New Delhi

INDIA

One thing that you'll notice as you wander the streets of New Delhi, is the stark socio-economic contrast within and between neighborhoods, indicating city's rapid and unequal growth. As a volunteer in India, you'll work alongside one of a variety of progressive local organizations to support efforts to address those discrepancies. The work that you do will help pave the road to economic independence for countless members of the local community..

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Rabat

Rabat

MOROCCO

Rabat

MOROCCO

Rabat, one of Morocco's largest cities, has its share of social issues including high rates of unemployment, and many children who are either homeless, or living on the street. As a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer in Morocco, you will have an opportunity to partner with local people and organizations and lend your support.

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Salvador

Salvador

BRAZIL

Salvador

BRAZIL

Due to a significant shortage of jobs, many Salvadorians are forced to leave their homes and families to search for work elsewhere, oftentimes leaving young children and elder relatives behind. This has resulted in a real strain on quality care facilities. As a volunteer, you'll work alongside local communities as they work to bridge the economic divide and provide quality care and education for all. 


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Volta Region

Volta Region

GHANA

Volta Region

GHANA

In recent years, many advances have been made to improve healthcare, hygiene, and education in the Volta Region. However, malnutrition, disease, and the large economic divide between well-paid workers and low-paid workers have all posed significant obstacles to Ghana's progress. As a volunteer in Ghana, you'll have an opportunity to effect social change in a community dealing with all of the growing pains experienced by a region in flux.

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