My family is a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer family
CCS offered Emilie and Marc the freedom to have their own volunteer assignments. This means that they were able to have their own independent adventures at their volunteer sites during the day, and each night at dinner, we'd all sit down and share our stories.
The experience was terrific—great food, amazing staff, weekend trips to go sandboarding in Huacachina, and visits to Incan ruins including Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines.
CCS offers an invaluable opportunity to experience different cultures by becoming part of the local community as a volunteer. In addition to the excitement of the immediate experience, it's also wonderful to see the impact that the CCS experience has had on my children's personal growth, and how these adventures have prepared them to step forward confidently in new situations and interact easily with many cultures in a world in which the problems and the solutions are increasingly both global and local.