Global Crossroad

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I enjoyed my project teaching English, but I think there could've been more communication and clarity about the program before it started. Some information wasn't clear and other items overlapped. For example, there was much confusion and miscommunication about the Spanish classes offered. What was written in the paper versus what was received was not what was expected at all and that was unfortunate. However, I had an overall amazing experience with my project and I found it to be very rewarding as well as educational for myself.

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Posted: July 15, 2017
Overall:
6
Support:
4
Value:
5
Age:
20

After many days of research to find a reasonably priced volunteer abroad program, I stumbled upon global crossroads. The reviews that people left were both reasonable and unreasonable. The reviews all said that they are a company that rip people off but I was not aware of how much they rip people off. I decided to go through this company because it looked like the cheapest company to go through, but in the end I might as well have gone through any other company that was just a expensive. They sent me an invoice of about $3,000 which at that time I figured was a bit much for one month but they told me everything was paid for and that after this I wouldn't have to spend another dime. This company is so disorganized because they sent me this invoice 2 times because I had to call them to adjust it. When they claimed they sent me the right invoice I sent my cashiers check to them. I ended up overnighting the check because it was way too much money to not keep track of. So the next day I look at fed ex and they tell me that the address is undeliverable. As soon as I saw that I called global crossroads and they told me that they put the wrong address on the invoice. For a company that claims years of experience, they didn't have their things together. At this point I am furious because that's three thousand dollars just floating around. Thank goodness there was a guy on the team that I went to everything for, his name was Casey and I was notified later that he quit. I have no doubt it was because he worked for a horrible company. Casey told me he was going to take time out of his day to go and pick it up at the FedEx office for me and call me when he picks it up. I stayed with the company because Casey was so helpful and once I sent that check there was no going back. After I sent the check I got an invoice from the person they work with in Costa Rica with a bill for housing. At this point I am so unbelievably confused because when I spoke with global crossroads they told me that a host family was no longer an option for volunteers because they only had a volunteer house. So when I sent the 3 thousand dollars I expected my housing to be paid for because to my understanding there weren't any host families. So when I saw the invoice from her I called global crossroads and asked them to break the bill down for me and once I asked for that they told me that I didn't have to pay for the housing bill she sent me. Still till this day not exactly sure what I actually paid for with them. Casey decided to honor my word and call their connection and said that they won't charge me for the housing. That meant though that most likely their connecting person in Costa Rica most likely didn't get any money for Global crossroads mistakes. So with all that said, to those who are thinking about going through global crossroads please please be very careful when paying them. They are so disorganized and you need to stay on top of everything they do. If you want and honest and reliable company I wouldn't go through this organization. I wouldn't go through them ever again, I learned my lesson.

On the other hand Costa Rica is absolutely amazing and beyond beautiful. The girl that actually manages HIBISCUS TRAVEL (their connection in Costa Rica). Had us in a beautiful beach house with a pool and an amazing cook. Once I got to Costa Rica my experience was unforgettable. I would highly recommend volunteering abroad just not through frontal crossroads I would go through the local volunteer program.

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Posted: July 3, 2017
Overall:
2
Support:
2
Value:
1
Age:
24

My trip to Africa was by far one of the best life experiences I have had yet. My experience with Global Crossroad was wonderful. The week spent going to the orphanage for street children was remarkable and eye opening. The relationships that were created with people on this trip I will cherish for a very long time.

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Posted: June 29, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: Egdaly
Age:
17

I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Global Crossroad. I had a life changing experience volunteering at an orphanage for teenage mothers and their babies. My Spanish improved greatly with the offered Spanish lessons. The country coordinators were also very nice and helpful.

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Posted: June 28, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10
By: kaitlyn
Age:
25

I am so thankful for this program! I had a great time volunteering at a hospital with abandoned children. I helped with physical therapy with the hopes that these children will walk some day. Alyssa and Roger were great coordinators and helped answer all of my questions. I had a great experience with my host family, and the mother treated me like one of her own. I would recommend Global Crossroad to anyone.

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Posted: June 28, 2017
Overall:
10
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10
Value:
10
By: liz
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