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I am Patricia from CT. USA, I travelled on my own to Sri Lanka in Feb, 2016 for a 2 week stay and had the most amazing experience ever. I spent my stay with host family Michael Ferreira and his family. and volunteered at the Orphanage that housed 75 children, infants up to 5 years of age. I truly enjoyed every day helping & playing with the children in the mornings and had free time in the afternoon to explore the many beautiful beaches and sights in the area. I met several other great volunteers from all over the world and we had a great time sightseeing and even enjoyed to go back to help at the orphanage in the afternoons if we chose to. Michael & his family were extremely gracious and so very accommodating. Our host mom Pushba is a fantastic cook and we enjoyed 3 delicious home made Sri Lankan meals a day, Michael took us sightseeing and planned optional day trips if we wanted to go.
I highly recommend this program and personally cannot wait to return one day soon and bring my daughter to show her the humbleness and kindness and special needs of this great Country and their amazing people.
Patricia Stack

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Posted: March 10, 2016
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10
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10
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10
Age:
48

For a week in February 2016, my husband, myself and our two children (ages 11 & 13) participated in a volunteer week in the town of Queztaltenango, Guatemala. This was a truly wonderful, rewarding experience for all of us. Communication with the staff in the U.S. as well as the in country staff was both timely and helpful. They always addressed any concerns we had and made arrangements for us ahead of time. Our host family was lovely and accommodations were clean and food delicious! We participated in two projects while we were there. In the mornings we helped build a stove for a couple. The greatest part was being able to start and finish a project and leave something visible and tangible for all to see. My children were truly amazed that they completed this stove. Our project in the afternoon was with children at risk of becoming street kids. From the first day we all felt we couldn't spend enough time with these beautiful children. We are grateful for all their love and friendship and we left better having known them. This trip was the experience of a lifetime. I would not hesitate recommending global crossroads to anyone. I hope to one day be able to participate in another program of theirs.

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Posted: March 1, 2016
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9
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9
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9
By: Nickbrick
Age:
44

My 12-year old son, 16-year old daughter, and I volunteered at Hogar Cristiano Children's Home in Puntarenas, Costa Rica for one week in February 2016. It was an amazing experience. We stayed in a clean, safe, simple, and lovely home of a Costa Rican woman with several other volunteers. She cooked us three delicious meals per day (including packing our lunch for our volunteer job every day. Our coordinator, Lauren, was always available with suggestions, advice, and We took two wonderful excursions during our time off--one to Isla Tortuga and one to Ocean Ranch Park. I can't wait to return. I highly recommend the program.

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Posted: February 29, 2016
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10
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10
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10
By: jmmmbaker
Age:
51

Hi everybody,

We are two french girls of 23 years old, Julie and Ariane, and we pass through Globalcrossroad organisation to be volunteer in an orphanage in Galle, in Sri Lanka during one month.
We were housed in the daughter of the volunteer's coordinator.
We had a genial host. The familly was very nice and kind, they help us for many think like arranged tuktuk transport at local price, give us good adress to do shopping and to find restaurant. They also were very helpful when we were a little be sick.
The meals was very good, it was typical sri lankan food but no spicy.
About the accomodation, it was also very confortable, we had a big room and a big bathroom. It was like a second familly for us.

Regarding the work at the orphanage it was aslo a very good experience.
At the beginning, it was a little bit difficult to communicate with the staff which doesn't speak english but day after day it was more and more easier and convivial.
The first day, We were a little bit schocked. Indeed, it's a different culture and a different way to treat them but we quickly saw, that there were a lot of love and the children were happy.
About our activities, we played with us, we washed them, we fed them.

Michael, the coordinator, was very attentive, he visit us very often to know if we were satisfyied by our volunteering.
In addition, the Julie's familly came to visit us in Sri Lanka and Michael organized for them a big trip.

So, to conclude, it's was a great experience, and without doubts, one day we will come back!

Thank You to everyone !!

Ariane and Julie

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Posted: February 28, 2016
Overall:
7
Support:
9
Value:
10
Age:
23

I worked at an orphanage for teen moms and had the most amazing time. I plan on going back this year! The support from the company was exceptional. They provided transportation to and from the airport. Answered any questions I had, walked me through everything step by step as this was my first trip. I highly recommend them and can't wait to go back!

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Posted: February 22, 2016
Overall:
10
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10
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10
Age:
29

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