Each year we challenge our High School Volunteer Abroad volunteers to share videos of their CCS experiences as part of CCS’s “Documentarian of the Summer” contest. In Rohit’s video, you will see the beauty that he found in the vibrant, joyful culture of Dharamsala. Rohit’s journey inspires us all.
A few weeks ago, we shared the incredible volunteer story behind A Fresh Chapter—a place for cancer survivors to find strength and fresh starts through a supportive community and international volunteering. Here's a beautiful video from The Fresh Chapter Alliance's most recent CCS group experience.
When you volunteer abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions, you'll find that every moment brings with it an opportunity to learn about and explore the culture. And as every international adventurer knows, the number of ways in which local cuisine can offer insight into culture and heritage are endless.
In 2009, at age 30, Terri Wingham found out that she had cancer. Two years later, after 15 months of treatment, she enrolled to volunteer in South Africa with Cross-Cultural Solutions. Now an alumna three times over, Terri's story has gone from one fraught with obstacles, to an incredible inspiration that has touched the lives of countless individuals around the world.
When I arrived at the Cross-Cultural Solutions Home-Base in Dharamsala, India last month, I instantly felt at home. The CCS Dharamsala team introduced themselves and shared a bit of their respective stories as we all sipped chai tea in the cozy living room. After we finished our tea, introductions, and a quick Home-Base tour, I went into the bedroom that I'd be sharing with a fellow volunteer and began to unpack and settle in. It's amazing to think back and remember how in just 3 short weeks, every part of it felt like home.
Did you know that just about everyone who works at Cross-Cultural Solutions' HQ is a former volunteer? So when you call and ask a question, we're not reading from a manual. Instead, we're speaking from the heart about our own experience. We're sharing why, when we were in your shoes and doing our own research, we picked CCS.
The Seven Wonders of the World are some of the most sought-after travel experiences around, and lucky for you, Cross-Cultural Solutions offers volunteer opportunities within traveling distance of some of these epic sites. So if you're trying to figure out just where to kick off your life of international exploration and volunteer travel, why not start with one of these.
Today is a day to celebrate Cross-Cultural Solutions alumni for all that they’ve accomplished as international volunteers. In recognition of their awesomeness, we’ve invited everyone who has volunteered with CCS to dust off their memories and share them with the world!
Find out how their CCS experiences changed them …