Blog Articles by kelly

How I went from backpacker, to international volunteer

Here's something that just about all of my friends and family know about me: I'm a backpacker. I love waking up in the morning, pointing to a spot on the map, hopping on a bus and ending up somewhere new. In fact, I've backpacked through 42 countries and counting. When I had the opportunity to volunteer in Ghana with Cross-Cultural Solutions in November of 2013, I could hardly believe that I'd be making my very first trip to the African continent.

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End-of-year ways to save

It's almost 2014 and whether you've already put down your deposit and are preparing for your life-changing volunteer experience with Cross-Cultural Solutions, or you're dreaming of ways to make 2014 the year you achieve your goal of becoming an international game-changer, we've got some helpful tips for you! This post is dedicated specifically to helping you find end-of-year ways to save up for your CCS program.

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Choosing a Volunteer Program to Teach English in Africa

You know two things: You keep finding your gaze drift over to the continent of Africa as you search for your next big adventure, and you're certain that teaching English abroad is the way that you want to make your impact. When you teach English in Africa with Cross-Cultural Solutions, you're supporting our partner organizations in their efforts to provide better access to education for children and adults alike. But you may be wondering, "How can I choose between Morocco and Tanzania?" These are the right questions to ask; Africa is a massive and incredibly diverse continent.

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