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Posted: January 30, 2017
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By: dholzer31
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20

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Aside from the volunteer project, Cuzco is one of the most fun places I have ever been, whether you are in the city or travelling a few hours out of the city to visit places like Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon, or Rainbow Mountain. Your house family will help you organize any trips or excursions that you wish to do.

This is Rehani from United Kingdom. I joined a Volunteer programme through Global Crossroad in Sri Lanka in a orphanage at Galle. The programme was based on creating games and activities to children from 9 months to 6 years. It has been an emotional and important experience, in particular lloking at the smiles of the children when I used to arrive in the morning in order to be ready to play with them.
During the programme, I stayed at Michael's house near the orphanage. The family had been very friendly and helpful during my stay. They provided me with meals based on local cuisine, very tasty!They,also, suggested us the places to visit during our free time and planned a trip to Yala National Park and Mirissa for a week end.
I really suggest this experience in Sri Lanka!

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Posted: December 30, 2016
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10
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By: rehani
Age:
24

I traveled to Xela, Guatemala to volunteer with Global Crossroads for 2 weeks in August 2016. I am a public school English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and I traveled with 2 other ESL teachers to improve our Spanish speaking abilities and to gain a better understanding of the backgrounds of our students from Guatemala. Our experience was very authentic and valuable to our profession as teachers.

We stayed with a sweet host family in downtown Xela. Everyday, we took the chicken bus 45 minutes through the mountains and volcanoes to Santa Maria de Jesus, a small village on the side of a volcano where we volunteered at a wonderful elementary school. The principal, Edgar, only speaks Spanish but was so incredibly warm and welcoming. He even recognized our work in front of the entire school during a ceremony which was really meaningful and unexpected. The kids were thrilled to see us everyday, and we taught basic English lessons with materials we brought from the United States.

After volunteering, we took Spanish lessons from Oscar and Mario, the Global Crossroads liasons in Xela. Our friendships with Oscar and Mario were a highlight of the trip. We got private one-on-one Spanish lessons, laughed and joked, learned about Guatemalan culture, and it was very affordable. I am incredibly grateful to them for making our experience so rich. Overall, this was a very humbling and realistic way to experience Guatemala and the rural, Mayan culture.

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Posted: November 27, 2016
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By: AbigailD
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The monastery where I stayed was awesome. The monks were great and treated you with great respect. I would recommend this opportunity to all men regardless of the age. I am 66 and did not have a difficult time fitting in.
The supporting staff were attentive and I really found the language program beneficial. I'm convince that these people really want to make a difference.

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Posted: November 14, 2016
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By: bliss2nd
Age:
66

The monastery where I stayed was awesome. The monks were great and treated you with great respect. I would recommend this opportunity to all men regardless of the age. I am 66 and did not have a difficult time fitting in.
The supporting staff were attentive and I really found the language program beneficial. I'm convince that these people really want to make a difference.

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Posted: November 14, 2016
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10
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10
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10
By: bliss2nd
Age:
66

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