I never imaged that a plate of rice, a little boy, and a Thai classroom would all come together to create one of the best moments of my life.
Another round of my Instragrammed memories from #ccsRabat, Morocco. Go on and take a look through and I bet you'll get that warm, fuzzy, just volunteered kind of feeling.
We're already halfway through January, spring items are popping up in store windows, and you're staring at the weather forecast attempting to will the temperature above 40 degrees. Keeping in the spirit of winter daydreams about summer adventures, on Wednesday, January 23 from 3-5pm ET, Cross-Cultural Solutions will be hosting our very first Twitter open house to answer all of your most burning summer volunteering questions.
We don't like to brag, but lucky for us, our volunteers do! Check out this awesome volunteer review posted on Abroad Reviews by a recently returned Lima volunteer. She says it way better than we ever could
Of the four Cross-Cultural Solutions programs I've completed, my time in #ccsRabat, Morocco was my first volunteer experience since Instagram exploded onto the social media scene. Needless to say, I took a lot of photos.
If you’ve been poring over the CCS website for hours, wondering where your first —or next — CCS volunteer experience should be, I’ve got some advice. I’ve volunteered with CCS in a variety of countries, and I must admit, Thailand stole a piece of my heart!
Though some may bristle to hear it, most international volunteers—myself included—have struggled with some element of culture shock.
I remember learning about Day of the Dead in my sixth grade Spanish class, and thinking that the idea of honoring the dead with expressions of joy and thanks was utterly fascinating and completely new.
If you're hoping to pair an incredible summer of international volunteering with a chance to hike some of the world's most epic peaks and trails, you're going to love this custom itinerary.
Check out this amazing article from one of our very favorite former Program Advisors, Marge Rubin. Although she recently retired after more than 17 years on the CCS team, she didn't forget to leave behind a ton of useful knowledge.