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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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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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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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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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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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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! Whether you work for a public or private school, high salaries, free housing, paid vacation and bonuses are only some of the...

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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

Study Abroad in Spain with Greenheart Travel

Studying abroad in Spain with Greenheart Travel is an opportunity to learn how to speak fluent Spanish, while immersing yourself in a culture that holds a high regard for...

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Argentina

Teach English in a Homestay in Argentina

Greenheart Travel's Teach English in a Homestay program in Argentina offers the opportunity to become an English tutor with a local host family, while sharing their everyday...

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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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Costa Rica

Teen Study Abroad in Costa Rica with Greenheart Travel

This is your chance to have the adventure of a lifetime while learning Spanish and about the Costa Rican way of life. Throughout your time abroad you can also participate...

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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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Greenheart Travel Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation & Benefits

    N/A

  • Support Services

    8

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Community

    8

Good experience overall

Overall, my experience on this program was pretty good. It was very relaxed and flexible and my language skills definitely improved. I enjoyed getting to know my host family and experiencing life in Varese, Italy. I would recommend that future participants do as much as they can to learn the local language before you go - especially as regards speaking! It will make a real difference in your experience.

I think one way the program could be improved in the future is to clarify expectations. While the unstructured nature of the program allows for flexibility (which is nice), it didn't feel as though the local coordinator had had any real conversations with my host family as to what to expect, so the first few weeks were a bit stressful. I suppose that’s normal with exchange programs because it’s an adjustment, but it might be worthwhile having some sort of form which host family and guests could read/work through early on in the placement to articulate expectations on both sides!

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

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation & Benefits

    N/A

  • Support Services

    7

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Community

    8

Full immersion experience

My main objective with this trip was to immerse myself in Spanish in order to better my language skills and I've definitely achieved that goal. But I've gained much more than just language skills from this trip. I've learned a bit about teaching, I've learned about Argentinian culture and I've built valuable relationships. I'll definitely cherish the memories I've made and I'm certain I will return to see my host family and explore more of Argentina! Thank you to Greenheart Travel for all work you put into making this trip as smooth sailing as it was for me. The preparation and regular communication really helped to reassure me prior to my departure. I had no issues during my two months in Argentina but I know that if anything would have come up you would have been there to help and I appreciate that very much! It's hard for me to pinpoint THE single best memory I have because I experienced quite a few things. The family was more than generous and made me feel like I was one of them. They took me along with them to family diners, live music concerts and we even went to Buenos Aires for a day to see Cirque du Soleil!

Program: Teach English in a Homestay in Argentina

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation & Benefits

    N/A

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Community

    8

Loved my family & Greenheart!

I love the fact that this program lets you get to be so close to a family in their unique culture & routine. You get to learn so much more about the language and the culture of the country/region than if you were just visiting the country on your own. And you also get to build relationships that will most likely impact your entire life!

I think that Greenheart Travel prepared us very well and provided us with many resources! If you're on the fence about this program, I would say that the personal support and contact I had with Greenheart employees during my entire program made it worth it! I even got to meet my program manager Megan in person in Spain when she visited. The only thing I can suggest to improve the program would be to offer a q&a session with alumni. For example, someone who is applying for the homestay program in Spain gets the contact info of/has a Skype session with an alumni member who has done this program there.

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

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Personal Development

    8

The best decision I've ever made

My program taught me the value of studying. The investment in a year-long experience motivated me to really make the most of it. It was life-changing, and I will never look at the world the same way again. When you're in high school, it's a small universe, but when you go abroad, your world grows and you learn a lot about yourself. It’s honestly the best decision I’ve ever made.

Program: Study Abroad in Japan with Greenheart Travel

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Personal Development

    5

Costa Rica made me more confident

My exchange made me more sure about what I want to do in life because of the cultural and historical influences I experienced. No matter how much I love my high school, now I will always want to get on a plane and travel to explore other cultures. Thanks to this experience, I also know that I can do it! And it made me prepared to work hard for the things that I really want. I may not be the most normal person, but this experience taught me that travel is where I belong. It made me confident that that’s what I need to be doing with my life.

Program: Teen Study Abroad in Costa Rica with Greenheart Travel

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