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Costa Rica

Volunteer at an Animal Rescue Center in Costa Rica

Located in the heart of the rainforest in San Carlos province of Costa Rica, this eco-reserve is an animal lover's paradise. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work

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Thailand

Teach in Thailand with Greenheart Travel

Whether it’s the delicious street food, heavenly beaches, vibrant cities, or the welcoming people that initially draw you to Thailand, you’ll immediately be captivated...

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Ireland

Study Abroad in Ireland with Greenheart Travel

Study abroad in Ireland. Greenheart Travel is offering a high school program that gives students the opportunity to study and live in one of the friendliest countries in

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Italy

Teach English in a Homestay in Italy with Greenheart Travel

Greenheart Travel's teach in a homestay in Italy program offers the opportunity for travelers to be an English tutor for a local family in exchange for room and board. Spend...

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France

Teach English in a Homestay in France with Greenheart Travel

Greenheart Travel's teach in a homestay in France program offers the opportunity for travelers to be an English tutor for a local family in exchange for room and board. Spend...

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South Korea

Teach In South Korea with Greenheart Travel

Spend a year teaching English in South Korea! Not only will you receive flight reimbursement, a generous salary and free housing, you'll also be given 30+ days of paid vacation. Greenheart...

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Japan

Summer Language Camp in Japan

Acquire Japanese language skills through full cultural and language immersion in a summer language camp run by Greenheart Travel in Fukuoka, Japan. We welcome teen students...

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Spain

Teach English in Spain in a Homestay with Greenheart Travel

Greenheart Travel's teach in a homestay in Spain program offers the opportunity for travelers to be English tutors for local families in exchange for room and board. Participants...

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Thailand

Volunteer with the Stray Dog Rescue Project in Thailand

It is estimated that there are more than 300,000 stray dogs in Thailand, a number that grows each year as these dogs continue to reproduce at alarming rates. With a 70-percent...

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Germany

Teen Summer Language Camp in Germany with Greenheart Travel

Greenheart Travel’s teen summer language camp in Berlin offers a school where you will not only learn from the best teachers, but also practice and hang out with new friends...

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Costa Rica

Teen Summer Language Camp in Costa Rica

* Learn Spanish while meeting international friends and experiencing the "pura vida" of Costa Rica. Spanish Courses: - 15 morning classes a week (3 classes per day for...

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China

Teach English in a Homestay in China with Greenheart Travel

Greenheart Travel's teach in a homestay in China program offers the opportunity for travelers to be an English tutor for a local family in exchange for room and board. Spend...

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Spain

Environmental Awareness Volunteer Project in Spain

Greenheart Travel’s volunteer program in Ibiza, Spain is ideal for volunteers who have an active interest in sustainable living and are committed to protecting the environment. During...

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Italy

Study Abroad in Italy with Greenheart Travel

Study abroad in Italy with the high school program offered by Greenheart Travel. The program will give you the opportunity to study and live in a nation that is home to the...

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Greenheart Travel Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • The School/Placement

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Pay and Benefits

    8

  • Teacher Support

    5

  • Health and Safety

    6

  • Social Life

    3

A cultural experience

Its an amazing opportunity, An adventure for those looking for a more culturally Authentic experience. I really recommend it . Nay Pyi Daw is the Sleepy capital of Myanmar and is located in the center of the country so it is very easy and cheap to travel around the country. Be warned there aren't a lot of foreigners in the city. but your students are AMAZING and there is a scooter provided for exploring.

Program: Teach English in Myanmar (Burma) with Greenheart Travel

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Social Life

    8

Help every step of the way

We chose Greenheart Travel because we were looking for an established, reputable agency that participated in a regulatory/screening organization, and found them listed on the CSIET website. Greenheart Travel was also one of the agencies we found that would place students in Ireland, and take a high school student who would turn 18 during his year abroad.

Hope Pavich, our Greenheart Travel program manager, was superb! She clearly communicated all the steps of the application and preparation processes, hosted a fantastic “getting ready to go” Skype call with several young people, kept us informed of our son Cooper’s progress, and was available for any questions we had. Hope is the best!

Bernadette and Christopher, Cooper’s host parents, were beyond lovely to him and to us when we visited Ireland at the end of his program. They clearly cared for and about Cooper while still understanding the needs of older teenagers and the unique challenges of parenting this age of an individual. We couldn’t be happier with how they supported Cooper in his time abroad. Nula, the area representative, did a wonderful job of helping Cooper when he required assistance as well.

Program: Study Abroad in Ireland with Greenheart Travel

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • The School/Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Pay and Benefits

    9

  • Teacher Support

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

EPIK teacher in Ulsan

Using a recruiter was a really great option for me. I wasn't sure I would be able to navigate the seemingly complicated application process for EPIK. One of the things that really appealed to me about Greenheart Travel was the fact that is essentially free support for an emotionally difficult and stressful situation. I would email GT often and get a response within a day or two at the most (barring the weekend). The terms I would use to describe using GT would be supportive, informative, and helpful. It is the perfect company to use for someone who may need a little hand-holding (like me!). My experience with GT has been really great and I would highly recommend the company to a friend. Actually, I already have! Thanks GT for making my experience as smooth as possible.

Program: Teach In South Korea with Greenheart Travel

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • The School/Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Pay and Benefits

    N/A

  • Teacher Support

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Challenges & successes of immersion in Chinese life

Overall, I am really enjoying my time here. The host family has been very gracious and I am starting to get accustomed to their culture. There have definitely been some challenges:

- The language barrier is pretty difficult. My host mom knows a decent amount of English but no one else speaks any. Even with taking a year of Mandarin and learning about the Chinese culture before I left, I clearly only scratched the surface!

- Another thing that has been rather difficult for me is how upfront the Chinese are about their expectations. They really want to know what I want from my time here and they will do everything they can to satisfy me even when they have done so much already. Growing up, I have always worked to give back and to help out whenever I can, which I have made sure to do here.

Those have been the only real obstacles I have been faced with thus far. It's alright though, because I knew that coming into the program that it would be hard. Greenheart Travel did a really good job preparing me for that with all their correspondence and pre-departure stuff.

By living with a family, I have come to appreciate the culture and understand some of the differences for why they do what they do. They really want me to experience their culture in as many ways as possible. I am learning a lot and having a good time! Teaching has also been good, although I have struggled a bit to keep it both educational and entertaining but it's working out! Overall, a very great learning experience & opportunity to be immersed in Chinese life.

Program: Teach English in a Homestay in China with Greenheart Travel

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Happy mom, happy daughter

Hayla (my daughter) has just back home from 3 weeks in Japan. She was very sad to leave because she had a WONDERFUL experience. No culture shock… No drama…just a great time! She loved her host parents especially her host mom who cooked with her, took her places, etc. They have formed quite a bond. They certainly set the bar quite high! She cried when she left Japan (she did NOT cry when she left USA!) and still misses it very much!

She loved Fukuoka and all that the experience offered. She kept herself very busy. I think the program did a great job with offering varied activities and excursions for the kids. I think she has a solid understanding of the culture, school, and exchange experience. She will definitely be returning to Japan….I don’t know if it will be a summer program or an exchange program for the full year. A huge thank you to Greenheart Travel for making this a great experience for all the kids including my daughter. I cannot recommend your program enough.

Program: Summer Language Camp in Japan

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