Greenheart Travel

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Greenheart Travel is excited to provide authentic cultural immersion experiences for teenagers and adults in countries all over the world. Our programs include volunteer opportunities, short and long term teaching contracts and work and internship positions abroad. We also offer TEFL certification, high school study abroad programs and teen summer language camp courses. Our mission is to change lives, advance careers and create leaders through meaningful travel experiences.

Teach English Abroad | Volunteer Abroad | High School Study Abroad | TEFL Courses | Teen Language Camps | Work Abroad

Most Recent Program Reviews

Jonathan
Male
30 years old
Quibdó, Chocó Colombia
Temple University

Quibdó, Chocó, Colombia

Overall
10

Currently I have been working for Volunteers Colombia with SENA for two months in Quibdó, Chocó Colombia. I have two highlights which will consist of talking about greenheart then my experience thus far with SENA/VC and Colombia.

First, I want to give the upmost applauds to Sara and Greenheart travel. Sara was so helpful and there for me during ever step of the way. She is someone who provides communication as quick as she can and as transparent as it comes. I really respect her diligence and the support I received was so warming and thorough. The whole process was very seamless from recruiting, to placement then now to my time in Chocó. Greenheart is a very wonderful platform and I would recommend using them a resource with the SENA/VC program.

Next, wow. Colombia in general is a place that is extremely diverse so depending on what you want, big city, beaches, mountains, rainforest... it is very diverse. I am very privileged to be in Quibdó, Chocó because the place is unlike anywhere in Colombia. We have four exotic fruits that are only found in Chocó that are delicious (Borojó is my favorite), the people here are some of the most generous and happy people I have met and they are so welcoming. Moving along, the SENA experience has been great thus far. Every Volunteacher has a mentor at the placement city and mine, a women by the name of Karen is excellent. She has been with me also pretty much every step of the way making sure we are doing well here. Her support is incredible. The students are a joy as well. They are so motivated to learn English and I can honestly say that I have no horror stories about the students. Even though I am only two months in, I already can see the change in my life of how rich of an experience this is. If you want to make an impact somewhere and always live in a beautiful diverse country that will change your life forever... then choose Greenheart and go to Colombia. Cheers!

Rachael
Female
17 years old
Palmares, Costa Rica
Other

10 Months Abroad in Costa Rica with Greenheart Travel

Overall
8

As I come to the end of my ten months abroad in Costa Rica, I cannot help but reflect on how transformative and eye-opening my experience here has been. Not only has my High School Year Abroad with Greenheart Travel helped me learn Spanish as a second language, but it has also exposed me to different lifestyles and customs. I have become more familiar with myself, as well as how I can use my new awareness of other cultures to work towards what I want for myself and the world around me. Through living with a host family, attending school in a small, coffee-farming town, developing friendships with local students, traveling with other exchange students from all over the world, and publishing monthly travel articles on the Greenheart Travel website, I have gained entirely new perspectives and experiences. Studying abroad has given me the opportunity to change the way I see myself and everything around me, and that it a gift that I will cherish and benefit from for the rest of my life.

How can this program be improved?
Although Greenheart Travel provides great support while abroad, the organization may not be the same in your host country. None of the other exchange students or I were informed that Greenheart is partnered with another organization in Costa Rica, and this made it slightly confusing when we were given different rules and contacts upon arrival. It is not a big deal after settling into the host country, but it could be helpful if students / volunteers going abroad were aware prior to departure.
Morgan

Morgan's Trip to Germany Review

Overall
10

My exchange to Germany was the best time of my life. My host family was amazing and I loved the small town I was in because I wasn't that far away from the city but the town was still small enough to make it feel like home. I really bonded with my family and now I consider my host sister just my little sister. Greenheart travel did a good job at answering all of my questions and I'm so thankful I was able to do this. I also got to go on a couple of trips with other exchange students which ended up being two of my favorite trips. I'm really glad they offered those trips to us because I loved being around thirty other people as social and fun-loving as I.

How can this program be improved?
I would say one major improvement would be to try to offer more language help for people. I know a couple of the other exchange students were in a class and someone said something about a class to me before I left, but I was never enrolled in a language course because no one talked about it again after the one time it was mentioned. Everything ended up being fine but I still wish I could've taken the class to help me learn German.

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Thailand
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South Korea
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Georgia, Republic of
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Teaching English in the Republic of Georgia is a unique opportunity that allows native-English speakers to work as volunteer...
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South America
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Teach Abroad in Colombia on this FREE PROGRAM and live like a local in this exciting Latin American country. Free to apply! -...
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France
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Teaching English in a homestay is your opportunity to become a English language tutor for a local French family while sharing...
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San José
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Based on a private ecological reserve in the rainforests of northern Costa Rica, this Eco-Reserve and Animal Rescue Center ac...
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Turin
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Teaching English in Italy is your chance to live as an Italian for three months! Live with a host family while you teach Engl...
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Paris
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Always dreamed of learning French while exploring iconic cities like Paris and Bordeaux? Now is your chance to experience the...
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Salamanca
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Study Spanish on Greenheart Travel's teen summer language camp in Spain. Get a head start on your language skills while exper...
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Ibiza
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Madrid
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Greenheart Travel's Teach in a Homestay program in Spain offers you the opportunity to tutor your Spanish host family in conv...
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Greenheart Travel has an amazing Alumni Program that allows all past participants to become more involved in the global leade...
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Spain
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Spend a trimester, semester, or a year of high school abroad as an exchange student in Spain with Greenheart Travel! Immerse...
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Hua Hin
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Use your Fall, Spring or Summer break to boost your resume while working abroad in Hua Hin, Thailand! This Greenheart Travel...
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Colombo
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Volunteer alongside scientists and conservationists to help with ecological research on elephants in North Central Sri Lanka....
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