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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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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?

I returned from paid English program in China.
My experience was life changing and rewarding. I have just paid $799 (nearly British Pound 350) for one month program.
Before joining Global China program. I have also checked the major British Companies (I-to-I, Teaching Abroad). They charge nearly $2000 for just for 4 weeks of simple volunteer program in China (no travel at all). so, I feel Global Crossroad offers the best price and value for college students. Global web also shows that their company has been growing exponentially. Nearly 200 volunteers have posted thier positive feedbacks in the web
In summary, I believe no other british or US companies can offer the price and program that Global offers in China. I and many other volunteers who have joined Global program recommend their program for volunteers.
Nichole San
Florida

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Posted: March 2, 2009
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10
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Hello Everyone,
I’ve spent two months in Nepal and my time here is almost up. I didn’t imagine I’d find leaving so hard. I’ve never imagined Nepal would get to me so deeply.
It’s been almost a perfect volunteer travel for me. It started when I choose to inquire with Global Crossroad. They immediately called me in London from US and explained the whole thing to me over the phone. From then on, I had no doubt who I was choosing to volunteer with.
In Nepal, a Global Crossroad representative was waiting for me at the airport. We chatted all the way up to the hostel. In there, the country representative explained about the program very nicely. Initially in the hostel, I missed the food from back home. But I was with a group of other volunteers from US and being able to participate on a cultural immersion program together was an incredible experience. I enjoy the village stay where I learn to cook Nepalese food and trekked around to nearby villages. I encountered incredible sceneries and the warm sun seemed to never leave us, that was specially nice.
I taught English for 6 weeks in a government school and stayed in a teacher’s house. What warm and friendly people. My stay with the host family is probably the most memorable part of the tour. With them, I went on a picnic, toured different villages and enjoy great Nepalese meals (I almost forgot about those lovely hot meals I enjoyed in London). The students in the school were ever eager, always wanting to talk to me in English. I didn’t realize English was such an absolute necessity in Nepal. I was glad I was able to train the teachers also.
The Global Crossroad staff visited me once every week, for about 10 minutes, and inquired about my well being. That was enough for me. Once, when they couldn’t make it, they called. So they cared and I was comfortable in knowing I was in good hands. In the hostel, I met two volunteers from US and they were very satisfied with their programs also. I’ll ask them to validate my article.
So in all, it’s been one of the best trips of my life. I recommend Global Crossroad to all and next time I travel elsewhere I know I’ll knock on Global Crossroad’s door first.
Cheers

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Posted: March 2, 2009
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By: Anonymous
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This sounds fake! It reads likea commerical or something.
I think Jason is a made-up person. He repeatedly used phrases like "... from US". He speaks English well, natively, but my suspicion is he's a native of India. A person from India, who also speaks English, would say "I miss food from India", a person from the US would say, "I miss food from "THE US". A person accustomed to leaving out "the" before the name of their own country might do it for the US. If they'd only done it once, it might have been a mistake. They were consistent. If they lie about where they're from, what else are they lying about?
Hi Jason, I too want to go to Nepal so hearing your good news is comforting. If the worse happens and GC end up being like some of the complaints, do you consider it safe enough to try and find other people to stay with and volunteer work to be done on an independent basis.
I suggest you ask for references of past volunteers as I have met nearly 12 volunteers when I was there. Just trust, their nepal program is excellent, you will love it.
Jason, it's good to hear that you've had a positive experience with Global Crossroad. I'm planning to do the two week miniventure program in August, but I've become a little nervous reading some of the comments of people in other programs. I have some questions for you if you don't mind answering them. Did you travel to Nepal alone? If so, did you feel safe? Did you get contact information before you left London, and did you communicate with the Nepal staff before leaving on your trip? Some practical questions for you now. Was there somewhere you could wash your clothes? With the weight limits being the way they are, I'm worried about packing two weeks worth of clothes and being under the weight limit. Did you bring a gift for your host family, and did you bring anything for the children you worked with? Did you travel after your volunteer time was up? Which tour did you take? Thanks so much for any information you can give.

I have no word than thanking to all support of Global Crossroad. I have just finished my program in India. I would say this is the best and eye opening opportunity of my life. From begening to the end, I received full support. Rajan and Dr. Bandhu in India are incredible and most supportive. they made my program most successful.
If you are planing to join india program. Please talk Gloden Triangle tour, it is mind blowing. You can't miss Taj Mahal, while you are in India.

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Posted: January 31, 2009
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