The Global Crossroad Internship program in Ecuador is organized especially for international students. The Ecuador Internship Program gives International students the possibility to participate in some of Global Crossroad’s exciting projects. Global Crossroad can offer an internship in Ecuador in any area, related to Ecuador, in collaboration with our local partners
Language and Cultural immersion Program is a one week adventure in cross-cultural learning, language study, and travel. The program features orientation of Indian cultural, religions, politics, climates, and other issues related to volunteering in India . In this program, volunteers will learn the basic phrases and verbs that are commonly used by Indians in their daily lives. As a part of program, you will explore the vibrant city of Delhi covering the most popular tourist destinations of old and New Delhi . In summary, this one week program offers you intriguing glimpses of India and an in-depth understanding of the country and peoples before you start your volunteering project.
In the heart of East Africa, Uganda is bordered by Sudan (to the north), Kenya (to the east), the Democratic Republic of Congo (to the west), and Tanzania and Rwanda (to the south). The location of several national parks and sanctioned nature areas, Uganda has many natural resources and offers one of a kind splendor and biodiversity. A few of the many reasons so many people come to visit Uganda include: to experience its incredible African game, tropical rainforests, bustling cities, adventure tours, birding, biking, hiking Africa’s tallest mountain range and, the amazing primates.
- Minimum participants 3 – Maximum participants 20
- Ideal length 2-4 weeks, 5-10% discount depending up on the size of group
- Estimated Cost $899-$1199 for 2 weeks volunteering program
- Can be customized to tailor travel, rural experience, educational need, or any other visions
At Global Crossroad, we feel proud to organize meaningful volunteer abroad experiences for hundreds of groups (family, school, college, university, church, and corporate) and thousands of individual volunteers. In the last 6 years, we have developed unique itinerary for more than 100 groups. While working with groups, Global Crossroad creates a customized volunteer and travel itinerary that carefully addresses the unique goals and interests of the group. Group interests range from cultural immersion to travel, humanitarian services to education. Our custom itineraries are always assembled with great care and led by our experienced coordinators and staffs.
The process of putting together a customized program for your group begins with an email or phone call from a group member representing the group. Whether you are a teacher, member of a professional organization, or someone looking to travel with friends and family, we will work together with you to develop a program area, establish goals, and create a rough draft itinerary. Using your feedback, we will contact our guides and in-country coordinators to build a final itinerary that best meets the groups interest and vision.
In the past, we have developed many volunteer and travel itineraries based on these phases:
Orientation phase (1-7 days): This phase can range from 1–7 days depending on the time availability for your group. If your group has a limited time, the orientation just covers the local culture, religions, society, ways of life, safety issues, and program orientation. After orientation, your group goes directly to the volunteer project. However, If orientation is more than 2 days, we combine language, cultural immersion, and travel programs.
Volunteer phase (4 days – 12 weeks): This is the core component of the program itinerary. Depending upon time availability for your group, volunteering periods can range from 4 days to 12 weeks. Given the interest of the group, we can arrange variety of projects such as orphanage help, teaching, HIV/AIDS, construction, women projects etc. Generally, one project cannot host more than 4-5 volunteers, therefore, we usually divide the group into small sub- groups (4-5 members in one group). We try our best to keep these groups in nearby areas so that they can share their experiences in the evening. Depending on location, the majority of volunteers live in host family, hostel or hotel. We also arrange vehicles for daily transportation
Travel phase (2-12 days): Travel and exploration is also an important part of enriching your volunteer experience. Depending upon your interest, the travel phase ranges from 2-12 days (or possibly more). In this phase, your group will now get to explore the landscape, forests, wildlife, and historic sites of your chosen country. You will get to experience the beauty and tranquility of these foreign lands first hand and on foot as you travel and hike through the wilderness.
Are you with a group of more than 3 people? Are you interested in developing your own itinerary for volunteering and travel? We assure you affordable, unique, small group volunteer travel programs – setting you out on an unforgettable journey to these amazing, worldwide destinations.
Are you interested in the study of Peruvian culture or in exploring the anthropology or archeology of Peru ? Global Crossroad’s internship in Peru program offers opportunities for international students to develop skills and undertake in-depth study of any area related to Peru . With the help of local project staff, we offer internship abroad opportunities in Peru in such areas as:
- Traditional Peruvian Arts
– Natural Medicine and Ethno-botany
– Environment and Conservation
– Quechua (ancient Peruvian language)
– Social Issues (Poverty, religion, etc.)
In our Peru internship program, you will engage in daily project activities working directly under the supervision of a local supervisor (usually the head of the project). Global Crossroad will find the best expert possible in your area, but you will be responsible for developing the scope of your internship project, taking into account your own interests in collaboration with your supervisors. At the end of your internship project, you will need to submit a report of your internship project and its results.
Global Crossroad organizes internship in Cambodia in collaboration with a network organization including 40 other local organizations in Phnom Penh and the provinces that focuses on community and rural development, democracy development and gender issues. Internship in Cambodia are available in the following fields:
- Community Development
– Health, HIV/AIDS Awareness,
Prevention and Rehabilitation
– Women and Child Issues
Global Crossroad has organized the Kenya internship program especially for international students in several different areas, including caring for orphaned children, English teaching, and health care. Global Crossroad can offer internships in Kenya in any area related to Kenya, in collaboration with our local partners. These areas may include (but are not limited to):
- Teaching English
– Caring for Orphaned Children
– Health Project
– HIV/AIDS Awareness
– Animal Care
Under the Kenya internship program, the intern engages in daily project activities. In some cases, interns develop a report paper in a particular area of interest by working closely with the Global Crossroad project staff. Generally, the director of this project serves as a supervisor for the intern.
As an intern, you will stay with a host family who lives near the project in which you are involved.
All volunteers in Panama will stay at an onsite accommodation or with well-screened and respected host family. As a volunteer working with an orphanage, you will stay at the orphanage’s new farm facility. Your accommodation will be dormitory style and you will be provided three meals a day onsite. Meals for all volunteers will consist of typical Panamanian dishes. The main food staple is rice and Panamanians love it! A typical day’s meals may include fried green plantains and eggs for breakfast, rice and beans with a small salad for lunch and rice with stewed chicken for dinner.
Each host family is socially respected and already has experience hosting international volunteers. Host families offer a safe home and shared bathroom facilities with running water and a “western” style toilet. Volunteers can to do their own laundry at the house or the host family may offer to wash it for a small fee. Your host family will prepare three meals a day for you. If you will be out of the house during lunch, you can ask your host family for a to-go lunch or eat out on your own. Host families prepare meals that are traditional to Panama. We recommend that volunteers bring their toiletries and bedding such as toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, soap, bath towel, pillow, and sheets, etc.
Throughout the volunteer project, Global Crossroad staff will constantly stay in contact with volunteers through either onsite visits or via email/telephone. With longer placements, we visit our volunteers every two weeks (when possible) and volunteers are always welcome to contact the local country coordinator at any time. If project placement is outside the capital city, then our local staff members maintain communication by email and/or phone.
Global Crossroad organizes internship Sri-Lanka program especially for international students in the differing areas of orphanages, sustainable agriculture and conservation, English teaching, and health care. Global Crossroad can offer internship in Sri-Lanka in any area, related to Sri-Lanka, in collaboration with our local partners. Areas of Sri-Lanka internship include (but are not limited to):
- Teaching English
– Women issues
– Peace and Development
– Health sector
– Sri-Lankan Culture
Under the Sri-Lanka internship program, the intern engages in daily project activities. In most cases, interns develop a report paper in a particular area of interest by working closely with the Asia volunteers’ project staff. Generally, the director of this project serves as a supervisor for the intern. As an intern, you stay with host families who live near the project in which you are involved
Global Crossroad’s Internship in China program offers wonderful opportunities for international students to pursue internship projects such areas as Chinese culture and language, journalism, sustainable agriculture and conservation, teaching English, and health care. Global Crossroad offers internships in China in collaboration with local partners, schools, colleges, and health centers. Areas of internship China include (but are not limited to):
- Traditional Chinese Art
– Environment and Conservation
– Chinese Medicines
– Developmental Studies
– China language
– Report Writing
In the China internship program, the intern engages in daily project activities. In most cases, interns develop a proposal in a particular area of his or her interest in collaboration with local supervisors and Global Crossroad project staff. Generally, the director of this project serves as a supervisor for the intern. Interns stay either with host families or in a hostel near the internship project.
Global Crossroad strongly recommends the one week intensive language and cultural immersion program to prevent language difficulties from hindering the effectiveness of your internship. These programs will provide a necessary, comprehensive understanding of the every day issues of China. Furthermore, it is possible to organize extra tutorials with experts in particular areas for additional fees. Please call or e-mail us to discuss any special needs for your internship.