In honor of the 3 year anniversary (it's crazy how time flies!) of my Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer experience in Costa Rica, I wanted to share an excerpt from the blog that I kept during my time in country, way back when. Enjoy!
When you volunteer abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions, what awaits you at the Home-Base is a family of local people who’ll immediately plug you into your new community. It's the family in a faraway place that you never knew you had; the CCS in-country team.
A community's elders are its deepest roots, a living connection to every generation. Whether CCS volunteers are trading stories with a new friend, serving meals, or leading a fun activity, they find that working with the elderly allows them to connect to their new community in a very special way. Volunteering with the elderly population is an incredibly fun and fulfilling way to immerse yourself in a new culture, and we want to tell you why!
It’s November 20th and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to do some serious cooking for a rowdy house full of your closest friends and family. That’s right, it’s Thanksgiving!
If your family is anything like mine, everyone probably has their signature dish that they bring along year after year. But perhaps there’s room for something deliciously different this time around?
So, what are you going to do with the kids on their next break from school? The way we see it, you've got a few options...