Global Crossroad

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Although most of these organizations are expensive, I think that GC is very. I paid for 12 weeks of teaching English in 2008 when I should have paid for 2 and then continued to pay my host family directly for the next 10 weeks. Your paying for a connection to a host family and insurance and that is all; there is no support. My host family found the schools for me to teach in because GC did not do it themselves. The schools didn't even know I was coming until the day I got there. The contact/coordinator in Ecuador could not help anyone who had problems. I was supposed to live in a house with a host family but ended up living with a host family plus 7 other volunteers. I was told I would be the only volunteer in the village. However, the trip was great. GC - Not reccommended.

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Posted: April 19, 2009
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my suggestion, pls talk with volunteers who have just returned. you can ask for reference as global crossroad seems working hard to offer affordable program for students and I also read many great feedbacks
Hello, I am supposed to be going to Ecuador with Global Crossroad this summer. Should I back out? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, please email me at zedanlau@msu.edu. Thanks!

Global Crossroad is a terrible organization. I paid for a one-week language and culture session that I NEVER received. Yotam, the in-country coordinator is an absolute crook who does not pay the host family ANY money to house us. The children were precious and I I had an overall positive experience, but it was no thanks to GC. My host father made sure that the safari I signed up for actually took place, or that wouldn't have happened either. If you're looking to go volunteer with a great organization at HALF the price, go with International Volunteer Headquarters.

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Posted: April 8, 2009
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0 (worst)
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Yotam was, and may still be, the ground coordinator for GC in Dar Es Salaam. I second the emotion behind this posting. I too was taken advantage of by Yotam Bonafice. He attempted to charge my friend and I an extra $10 (US) more a night for our first night's stay at the hostel in Dar. He also had my friend pay for all of the tickets to the National Museum because he didn't have the money.
Who is Yotam? when I was in Nairobi 2009 and Ian told me that he is working with Global Crossroad since 2006, I worked with Ian his wife Edith and Fredrick. I don't think you volunteered with Global Crossroad, please don't give wrong information. your information is flase and inaccurate

what a program! I have no word to express global crossroad program that I have experience in Tanzania and India. I joined both country. the service is superb both Fredrick and Rajan are the best ground coordinator. The safari driver Michael, what a charming guy. I assure anyone, the service of Global Crossroad in Tanznaia and India is the best. the home base is better than USA and very safe. Finally, Global Crossroad surpass the quality of program than I expect. Global Crossroad program two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: April 4, 2009
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10
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10
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10
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Hi John. Which programme did you choose in Tanzania?
John. You either are extremely uneducated or use English as a second language. Don't think I'll be going with this company. VERY dodgy!
John- Where are you from? Is English your first language? This sounds like somebody from GC stuffing the ballot.

I just returned from my amazing trip to Tanzania woking in the Joseph Christ Orphanage. Working in orphanage was a life changing experience for me. I really appreciate global crossroad for arranging such a truely rewarding experience. I hope
global crossroad will continue sending volunteers to Joseph Christ Orphanage so
that they can get financial resources to run programs. Many thanks global crossroad

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Posted: March 20, 2009
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10
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10
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10
By: Anonymous
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This review along with several others seems to be written by the same person in the same language- as though a global crossroads worker was writing them.

This is a horrible organization. My wife went and was lied to about everything!!! Her group was put in unsafe situations,the orphanage had not been paid for previous volunteers and had no food for the volunteers or the children.GC lied about visas,where my wife would stay,their 3 day safarii was canceled bacause of unsafe vehicles and unsafe hotels.
Please do not go with this organization!!!!

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Posted: March 18, 2009
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0 (worst)
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By: Anonymous
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I just checked with Dallas BBB for reliability report. Global Crossroad got "A-" (which was good).
I raised this issue with global crossroad. they gave me reference of 3 past volunteers. All they told me that they had wonderful experience. Global Crossroad further told me that they refund money when program is cancelled. Did you get refund?
Can you please elaborate on what exactly was unsafe?

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