FAQs

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  • AM I EMPLOYED BY CUSO INTERNATIONAL WHILE OVERSEAS AND DURING A PLACEMENT?

  • CAN I APPLY TO BE A VOLUNTEER IF I HAVE DEPENDENT CHILDREN?

  • CAN I RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA DURING MY VACATION?

  • DO I HAVE TO ARRANGE A WORK PERMIT AND VISA MYSELF?

  • Do many people leave gifts in their Wills?

  • DOES VOLUNTEER MEAN I WON’T BE PAID?

  • HOW DOES THE VOLUNTEER SELECTION PROCESS WORK?

  • I CAN’T WORK OVERSEAS RIGHT NOW, BUT I’D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER WITH CUSO INTERNATIONAL IN CANADA OR THE UNITED STATES. HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

  • I’M A QUICK LEARNER, BUT I DON’T HAVE LEVEL 4 SPANISH/FRENCH. CAN I BRUSH UP ON MY LANGUAGE SKILLS WHILE IN PLACEMENT?

  • I’M A RETURNED CUSO INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER AND I WANT TO VOLUNTEER AGAIN. DO I NEED TO RE-APPLY?

  • IS CUSO INTERNATIONAL RIGHT FOR ME?

  • MY WORK EXPERIENCE IS NOT IN A TRADITIONAL PROFESSION LIKE TEACHING OR NURSING. DOES CUSO INTERNATIONAL STILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ME?

  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE ASSESSMENT DAY?

  • WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY IN THE COUNTRY WHERE I AM WORKING?

  • What if I already have a Will?

  • WHAT IF I GET SICK WHILE I AM OVERSEAS?

  • WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT CAN I EXPECT FROM CUSO INTERNATIONAL WHILE I AM OVERSEAS?

  • WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WILL I RECEIVE FROM CUSO INTERNATIONAL UPON MY RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA?

  • WHAT TRAINING DOES CUSO INTERNATIONAL PROVIDE?

  • WHAT WILL MY ACCOMMODATION LOOK LIKE?

  • WHAT’S THE VALUE OF SERVING AS AN OVERSEAS VOLUNTEER?

  • WHO ARE CUSO INTERNATIONAL’S OVERSEAS PARTNERS?

  • Who can make a charitable gift?

  • WILL CUSO INTERNATIONAL COVER MY MEDICAL INSURANCE WHILE I AM OVERSEAS?

  • WILL I HAVE TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE WHILE I AM OVERSEAS?

  • WILL I HAVE VACATION TIME?

  • Will my name be publicized?

  • WILL THERE BE OTHER VOLUNTEERS NEAR ME?