High School Volunteer Abroad
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!
There are so many things I love about being a Program Site Specialist here at Cross-Cultural Solutions: my wonderful team, the opportunity to volunteer internationally, and of course, the amazing volunteers that I get to help prepare for their experience! But I must admit, the highlight of my job is when I receive a letter from a volunteer after they return home, telling me about their life-changing experience. Here is a letter from Ai, a Costa Rica High School Volunteer Abroad alum.
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.