Sorting through the endless summer opportunities for teens is a daunting task, so why is Morocco exactly where they belong this year? I spent five months living and working at our program site in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco working at the local school, helping to run a CSS-funded summer camp, and chaperoning our teens through the winding streets of the Fez medina and the beaches of Rabat, to the scorching hot sands of the Sahara where we arrived on camel-back and slept under the stars.
VOLUNTEER BLOG: HIGH SCHOOL
Our High School Volunteer Abroad program is a way to be immersed in a new and exciting culture while making an impact in a community abroad. Not only is it practicing English and forging bonds with local students, but you’ll also get to go on weekend adventures while building friendships with other teens.
Matthew Farrow did what most people his age, (or even people twice his age!) have yet to accomplish. He made a significant impact around the world at just 16 years old.
Want to know what it’s like to volunteer for a month in Costa Rica with Cross-Cultural Solutions?
The following samplings from my journal/blog clearly depict my amazing experience volunteering abroad in Cartago with CCS.
This past summer, I volunteered in Ghana's Volta Region, and it was the most incredible two weeks of my life. After volunteering with CCS in Guatemala the year before, I knew I wanted to do it again, but in Africa this time.
This past summer, we launched our very first Documentarian of the Summer contest for our intrepid High School Volunteer Abroad participants. We challenged each of our high school volunteers to produce a video that captures their CCS experience. With so many amazing videos, it was hard to choose just one, but we're pleased to announce our very first Documentarian of the Summer: CCS High School Volunteer Abroad volunteer, Katie Roche!
A member of the Cross-Cultural Solutions HQ staff asked me some questions when I returned from my High School Volunteer Abroad experience in Guatemala. I think my answers can help you make the right decision about the best volunteer abroad program for you, and so I wanted to share.
Recently, we’ve gotten requests from interested parents and adventurous teens looking for more info on the CCS teen program. As always, we’ve got the answers.