GeoVisions

63 Whitfield Street On The Historic Guilford Green Guilford, CT, 06437 United States

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About GeoVisions

Year Founded: 2001

GeoVisions was founded in 2001 with the aim of helping individuals develop global skills to succeed in the 21st century. These skills will ultimately lead to greater cooperation and understanding among nations and peoples of the world. We are committed to treating every person on our programs with respect, and devoting our efforts to helping participants meet their individual and collective goals. Our founders bring over 130 years of combined experience in international education and exchange.

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Paid Teacher In Thailand

Thailand : Bangkok, Chiang Mai and 5 other cities , Chiang Rai, Chonburi, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Phanom, Rural Areas Show less

GeoVisions provides several opportunities to teach in Thailand based on your available time commitment. Please click the green "Visit Website" button above, on this page,...

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Day Camp Counselor In Italy

Italy

Spend your summer volunteering abroad at a summer camp in Italy! Work to teach English language skills and tutor those in need of help as you embrace the beautiful culture...

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Tutor English To A Family In Italy

Italy : Rome

Make a lasting difference through volunteering as you participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Italy and immerse yourself into a local community, experiencing...

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Tutor English To A Family In France

France : Amiens, Calais and 4 other cities , Lille, Lyon, Paris, Reims Show less

Experience life in France and immerse yourself deep into the French culture. Live with a host family and tutor them in conversational English up to 15 hours a week in exchange...

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Teach English In Italy

Italy

Lend your skills to this remarkable volunteer abroad program that allows you to travel for less and explore Italy at the same time! Spend 15-20 hours a week assisting Italian...

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Au Pair in France

France : Throughout France

Do you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the

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Au Pair in Australia

Australia : Melbourne, Sydney

Do you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the

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Au Pair in Italy

Italy : Throughout Italy, based on availability

Do you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the

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Tutor English To A Family In Russia

Russia : St. Petersburg

Make a lasting difference through volunteering as you participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Russia and immerse yourself into a local community,

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Paid Teacher In Myanmar

Myanmar : Rural Areas, Yangon

Explore the unknown, discover a new culture and make a community impact through the gift of teaching English in Myanmar. This is a paid position. Peak teacher intakes are...

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Au Pair in Spain

Spain : Madrid

Do you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the

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Paid Teacher In South Korea

South Korea : Seoul

Work to improve students' listening and speaking skills in the English language in a classroom setting while you get paid! No Korean is allowed to be spoken in the English...

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Tutor English To A Family In Spain

Spain : Madrid, Santander

Mountains seem to slide into the Atlantic in the north. Solitary castles and medieval towns are strewn across the interior. Villages mark Spain's inland. Rugged mountain

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Au Pair in The Netherlands

Netherlands : In and around Amsterdam

Do you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the

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AuPair In Ireland

Ireland : Dublin

GeoVisions Au Pairs travel to Ireland to experience Irish life while living with an Irish family and caring for their children in exchange for room, board and a monthly salary....

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Cuba: Connecting With People & Culture

Cuba : Havana

GeoVisions is offering unlimited volunteer placements in Cuba. Program participants can volunteer in Havana with community centers and youth groups. Some of the volunteering...

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Language Camp Counselor In Thailand - Summer

Thailand : Hua Hin

The GeoVisions Summer Camp program now begins it's 2nd year providing English language education to disadvantaged youth and gives them an opportunity to learn an important...

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Walk And Talk In Italy

Italy : Milan

You will earn €40 per week spending money on this program. When you are thinking about child care jobs in Italy, this unique program mixing au pair (child care) duties...

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Walk And Talk In Spain

Spain : Madrid

You will earn €85 per week ($92) spending money on this program. This is a unique program mixing au pair (child care) duties with tutoring the family in conversational...

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Tutor English To A Family In Thailand

Thailand : Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Experience life in Thailand and the Thai culture in-depth with this incredible program that allows cultural immersion and a chance to become one with the culture, embracing...

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Tutor English To A Family In Brazil

Brazil : Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and 8 other cities , Curitiba, Florianopolis, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Vitoria Show less

Participate in this incredible and unique volunteering experience in Brazil with GeoVisions, that also provides you the free time you want to explore and experience the country...

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Camp Counselor In Zululand South Africa

South Africa : Durban, ZuluLand

On this summer camp counselor program, you will bring much needed English skills to an impoverished remote rural community. The camp is based in the Zululand District of...

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Au Pair in New Zealand

New Zealand : Auckland

Do you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the

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Paid Teacher In China

China : Beijing

This is a paid position. Depending on your experience and educational background, you can earn approx. US $1000-$2575 per month. Can't find a teaching job? We have 150...

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Medical Volunteer In Malta

Malta : Valletta

Learn about the Maltese health care system while assisting in various areas, based on your knowledge and experience. Be a part of the facilitation and running of daily programs...

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Au Pair in Germany

Germany : Berlin, Munich

Do you want to travel and earn money at the same time! Add to that great combo a loving host family where you will have all of your meals, a private bedroom and all the

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Teach English In France

France : Saint Brieuc, Saint-Malo

Spend two or three months teaching English in a French school. You will be assigned an English teacher to work with in the school. The teacher and you will jointly teach...

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Internships In Ireland

Ireland : Dublin

The Dublin internship program is your chance to gain professional work experience and be immersed in Irish life and culture. This extraordinary program offers professional...

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Internships In Thailand

Thailand : Hua Hin

GeoVisions is looking for qualified interns to join our marketing/program management team in Hua Hin, Thailand with Teach Travel Asia. The marketing/program management department...

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Tutor English To A Family In Chile

Chile : Santiago

Volunteer up to 15 hours each week in exchange for free room and board in Santiago or Concepcion! Use your free time to experience the culture by traveling and exploring. This...

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Life-Changing Summer In Thailand

Thailand : Hua Hin

On our 24-day, all inclusive program, students will earn up to 65 hours of community service while touring Thailand. From waterfalls and night markets to an elephant sanctuary...

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Summer Paid Teacher In Thailand

Thailand : Bangkok, Hua Hin

Become a paid teacher this summer in Thailand with GeoVisions. Spending two-months teaching in Thailand as a paid teacher can enhance your teaching career. It is also an...

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Internship In Chile

Chile : Concepcion, Santiago

Get paid to interview Chilean college students headed to the U.S. on their knowledge of life in the U.S., as well as for their English language abilities before coming to...

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Tutor English To A Family In China

China

Experience life in China and the Chinese culture in-depth through this comprehensive volunteering program that allows you the time and freedom you want to explore the country...

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Childrens Hospital in Costa Rica

Costa Rica : San Jose

If you want to make a difference in a child's life, look no further! Work to make the lives of sick children in Costa Rica full of companionship and fun. Volunteers in this...

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Alumni Interviews

Staff Interviews

  • Ellen Carson - Operations Coordinator

    Ellen Carson - Operations Coordinator

    Ellen is an Operations Coordinator at GeoVisions, working on programs in Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as camps in South Africa and Thailand. She was born and raised in Maryland, and she received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Villanova University. Ellen lived in Philadelphia for a few years and worked in clinical research at the University of Pennsylvania prior to working for GeoVisions. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with an animal assisted therapy organization.

    How did you first find out about the job opening at GeoVisions?

    My mom’s friend and coworker heard about the job opening from a friend and passed along my resume. Networking actually does work!

    







GeoVisions summer camp counselors in Italy

    Ellen poses with some of the counselors from the summer camp in Italy

    With an academic background in psychology and a professional background in clinical research, what attracted you to join the field of international education?

    I’ve always loved to travel, and while working in research I was able to work with many different types of people. This job gives me a chance to combine my love of travel with the opportunity to work with people from all over the world.

    How does your educational and professional background help you in your current role?

    I got my degree in psychology because I’m fascinated by the different ways people think. I really enjoyed researching individual differences between people, and this role gives me a chance to experience differences between large groups of people. The skills I learned in psychology and research have really translated well to my role here.

    What does a typical day of work look like for you?

    Emails, emails, and more emails! I get to talk with people in Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia every single day. I check in with participants who are abroad, reach out to people who just started their applications, answer questions, and work with our overseas partners to find placements for our participants.

    







Camper hugging her camp counselor

    A camper gives her counselor a hug on the last day of camp

    What international experiences of your own inspired you to help others go abroad?

    Two years ago, my brother got married to an awesome woman who happens to come from a very international family. She lived all over the world while she was growing up, and both her parents are from India so she and my brother were married there. It was such an amazing experience and I loved getting a chance to share my culture as well as learn about the culture of my new family. I want to help others experience this type of cultural exchange, and GeoVisions gives me a chance to do just that.

    What is your favorite part about working for GeoVisions?

    No contest here. This past summer I had the chance to visit our summer camp in Italy as well as meet a couple of our partners in person. I fell in love with Italy, and it was amazing to see the product of all the planning that went into the programs. I got to see a day of camp as well as orientation for the second session. If I could have, I would have stayed for the rest of camp!

    What do you think is the most impactful component of GeoVisions programs?

    I think the most important part of these programs is that they give people the chance to get outside of their comfort zone and to experience something completely new (all while being safe and having support, of course!).

    Something like this can completely change the course of a person’s life, and I love being a tiny part of that experience.

    With a long-standing reputation in the industry of cultural exchange, what do you think the key to GeoVisions’ success is?

    GeoVisions is very much a family company. Since we’re small, we’re able to take the time to work with every one of our participants. I think this focus on people is what sets us apart.

    







Camp counselors having lunch in Italy

    Lunch after orientation for the second session of camp

    Is there anything new we can look forward to in 2016 from GeoVisions?

    We just started a new program in Italy where you can volunteer for two to four weeks. I’m really excited for this to start because it’s shorter than the majority of our programs, and there are many people who can’t travel for longer than a few weeks.