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Cross-Cultural Solutions

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, International, International Cultural Exchange, International Development, International Exchange, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: Our Mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. We are an international nonprofit organization with no political or religious affiliations.

Results: 35,000+ Volunteers and 99.73% of our volunteers said they were satisfied, or very satisfied with the CCS experience.

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: Volunteer abroad: cross-cultural solutions operates international volunteer programs for 1 to 12 weeks across 9 countries around the world. In each community where ccs works, volunteers work to address critical global issues by providing meaningful and sustainable volunteer services to international communities. A full-time, local in-country staff supports the volunteers and the partner organizations to ensure a positive, high-quality experience. In a survey to partner organizations, over 99% of these rated the work of ccs as positive or highly positive. Throughout 2014, 99. 5% of volunteers rated their experience with ccs as at least satisfactory. Cross-cultural solutions also operates a high school volunteer abroad program, which allows high school students to participate in 1 to 4 week international volunteer program with full-time staff supervision and chaperoned, structured activities during the week and on weekends.

insight cuba program: insight cuba is a 4 to 10 day experience that allows participants to legally travel to cuba through a specific license from the u. S. Treasury department's office of foreign assets control. Participants on this program choose between several people-to-people tours to explore cuba with unique, behind-the-scenes experiences that allow them to truly immerse themselves in cuban culture and people.

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