Greenheart Travel

Greenheart Travel offers cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers, and create leaders.

We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to connecting people and planet to create a more peaceful and sustainable global community.

 

Programs

  • Teens: High School Abroad, Language Camps, Volunteer Abroad
  • Adults: Homestay Abroad, TEFL Certification, Volunteer Abroad, Work Abroad

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Greenheart Travel Reviews

Teach USA Program

Hi. I am currently a participant of Teach USA program under Greenheart Travel Exhange. I can say that this is really a life changing opportunity because I get to see and learn different traditions and cultures here in USA that is totally different from our culture and traditions in Philippines. It's been 2 months since we started living here in US and I love it so much and looking forward for more learning and experience with the help of Greenheart.

By: Ellyza Nobleza
Nationality: Filipino
Age: 22

Best Decision Ever

Going to Thailand via Greenheart travel to teach English Abroad for 2-months changed my life for the positive. I would work with Greenheart again in a second. If you are debating on what to do....Just go! :-)

By: Dr. Kristen Andersen
Nationality: USA
Age: 35

2 WEEKS IN FRANCE

Hello! My name is Noah; I stayed 2 weeks in Arcachon, France, under the program labled a language camp. It was extremely fun and neatly organized. Greenheart works with the French program 'CEI', who oeganizes all that needs to be in the respective country. I was really nervous in the time leading up to my departure, but I soon discovered it was in vain. The host family I was given was matched perfectly with me. I still talk to my host brothers. Also, I made so many new friends from around Europe that I still talk to as well! If you arevon the verge of decision, as I was, or should you be burdoned by nerve, just GO! I promise you'll enjoy it with an adventurous mind.

By: Noah Torres
Nationality: American (USA)
Age: 16

Work Abroad

I decided to live and teach this summer in Thailand. For two months I was teaching and living in another country. Thailand opened my eyes to new food. I recommend everything! And it’s unique culture. I had the rare opportunity to teach in Bangkok , I took the chance to travel thru out the country. I was able to visit islands and so many temples. Greenheart travel were real helpful with every detail before my trip. With their help and support it made my trip go super smooth. I highly recommend traveling and going thru Greenheart Travel! They helped me meet some great teachers/friends along the way.

By: Nerissa
Nationality: American
Age: 24

Highly Recommended

My experience has been a roller coaster of emotions, but making such a big life style change is bound to be. I am currently teaching English in North Central Thailand and I LOVE IT! I take cold showers, get attacked by mosquitoes, am constantly meeting other critters, and don't have much privacy since I live on school grounds. But it's really amazing to be so close to the culture, the lifestyle, the environment, and live like a local.

Not to say these changes didn't take adjustment. I cried my entire first week here... and maybe some more the following week. I reached out to my contact, Sara Thackker, with Greenheart Travel and she provided me with some tips, advice, and a relate-able story of her own from her teaching days. I have come across many people who felt the programs they came through weren't honest, ripped them off, and blatantly lied about somethings. It can definitely get confusing as you do work with a different organization that is affiliated with GT once you get to South East Asia. But I did not have such problems. Greenheart was upfront and laid down all expenses before I made any commitments. They even provide guidelines on budgeting and packing and things you would even think about (like accessibility to tampons for my lady friends. Bring that with you!).

Simply put:
Was it cheap? Not for me. Was it worth it? Absolutely!

By: Rithi
Nationality: United States
Age: 26

Teach Abroad in Thailand

I went through Greenheart Travel to teach abroad in Thailand and I am SO happy I chose them. They are very informed about the Thai school holiday dates which can be very important when you are selecting the date you want to start the TESOL course and teaching. They helped me get all the right paperwork and visas and always gave clear instructions and deadlines for everything that needed to be done in preparation to leave for Asia. Their clear communication alleviated so much stress as I prepared myself to move abroad.

Once I got to Thailand, I was then passed onto Greenheart's affiliate XploreAsia who teach the TESOL course and place the participants at schools around the country. Even though Greenheart's job was technically completed, they continued to check in and make sure my experience was the best it could be throughout my time in Thailand. I would highly recommend Greenheart Travel to anyone planning to teach abroad in Asia.

By: Kelsey C
Nationality: USA
Age: 25

Homestay in Spain

I did a short homestay for 1 month in Madrid, Spain. I wish I could have stayed longer! I was paired with the best possible family of 5 and enjoyed holding lessons with them daily. The process of applying was simple and not too overbearing in terms of preparation. It was an amazing experience and I will be forever connected to my host family abroad.

By: Brianna
Nationality: American
Age: 23

Great trip to Germany!

Greenheart Travel was able to send me to two-weeks at a language camp in Berlin, run by DID-Deutsch-Institut, and it was amazing! Definitely do this!

Travel vlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUEEfEaYpL4

By: Willie
Nationality: American
Age: 18

Awesome Abroad Recruiter

I loved working with Greenheart. They’re organized, thoughtful, have a beautiful and easy to navigate website, and are really knowledgeable about the programs they represent. They provide as much support as you request and then some. They communicate clearly and help make a large decision and transition like going abroad as fun and painless as possible. I did the Colombia Bilingue program last year and felt really prepared because of Greenheart’s excellent guidance and communication. 10/10 highly recommend.

By: Alia
Nationality: United States
Age: 25

Best Company to get TEFL

After graduating from university, I decided I wanted to travel with purpose and get my TEFL. Using Greenheart Travel I got my TEFL abroad in Prague in September of 2017. Every step of the way Kara, my contact within Greenheart supported me. Greenheart partnered with another company in Prague for the actual TEFL course, and when any issues arose Kara and Greenheart were extremely helpful. This program comes with international insurance and 24/7 contact if you have any problems. I highly recommend using Greenheart for all of your TEFL or work abroad needs. I am currently going through them to apply for teaching English in South Korea and it has been so much smoother and easier than if I tried to apply alone. Definitely check them out, you won't regret it!

By: Josie
Nationality: United States
Age: 22

3 Months in España!

I chose to do the 3 month homestay program in Spain with Greenheart Travel. The 3 months aren't even over and I feel apart of their family! They have been incredibly welcoming and accommodating. I purposely came around Christmas and New Years to experience traditions unique to Spain. I've also got to travel around Spain and Europe on weekends and off days. I have many opportunities to learn Spanish, via language schools or language exchanges. I've really gotten to slow down and enjoy the best parts of Spanish culture. I would definitely do this program again, and I am happy to say I now have a forever family in Spain! I would definitely recommend this program to anyone- go get out of your comfort zone!

By: Hallie
Nationality: American
Age: 25

Teaching in Thailand

Living in a tropical paradise and spending my weekends island hopping seemed like an incredible dream. Without the help of Greenheart Travel that's all it probably would have been. Greenheart, with their friendly and very knowledgeable staff, helped make the paperwork and process of moving to the other side of the world not only possible but easier than I could have ever imagined.

Greenheart is straight forward with their advice and never had me waiting on an email or confused about a question. They took the hassle out of the paperwork process and removed the stress from planning a move this big. Best of all, Greenheart has continued to help and provide opportunities for me as I enjoy my new lifestyle in Bangkok, Thailand. I've been to Greenheart meet-ups here and made new friends to travel and enjoy this wonderful country with. I have absolutely no regrets in my decision to go with Greenheart and would highly recommend anyone interested in an adventure like this seek their advice to getting started on the path towards paradise!

By: Jeff D
Nationality: American
Age: 26

Going Abroad

I applied for the teach in a HomeStay program in Chile with GreenHeart Travel. And, throughout the entire process they have been very helpful by giving great tips about teaching abroad and about the culture of the country. They have also been very understanding throughout the ups and downs of the program; and they know how to react and fix a problem.
I would definitely recommend GreenHeart Travel to friends and family!

By: Joanna
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 20

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