Location
  • Thailand
    • Hua Hin
    • Krabi
    • Surat Thani
    • Surin
    • Phuket
    • Chiang Mai
    • Bangkok
Length
4 - 26 weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Middle School High School University Students
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Qualifications
  • Fluent English Speaker
  • A TEFL/TESOL certification is required unless you majored in Education (but you can add this on as part of your program!)
  • Ages 20-58
  • Citizen of the US, CA, UK, Ireland, Au, NZ, South Africa
  • Be in great mental and physical health
  • No criminal record (with the exception of traffic or other minor violations)
  • An adventurous attitude and strong flexibility are a must
  • At a minimum, a degree equivalent to a U.S. 4 year bachelor’s degree (non-degree holders available)
  • TESOL Certification is offered (must be completed through this program in Thailand
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Middle School High School University Students
Weekly Classroom Hours
35
Age Min.
20

Pricing

Salary / Benefits
-- Full time, paid teaching placement in Thailand with a guaranteed salary of at least 30,000 THB per month
-- International medical and accident insurance coverage provided
-- Accommodation during orientation
-- TESOL Course Option: hotel accommodation is included for the entire month of your course
Price Details
-- Full time, paid teaching placement in Thailand with a guaranteed salary of at least 30,000 THB per month
-- Extensive international medical and accident insurance coverage provided
-- Accommodation during orientation
-- Pre-departure support and orientation from your experienced Greenheart Travel Program Manager.
-- Airport pickup
-- One week comprehensive orientation upon arrival including all excursions
-- Transfer from Bangkok to Hua Hin for Hua Hin Participants
-- 24 hour in-country support for duration of the program, including a 24/7 emergency phone number

--Note: Prices changes according to type of placement (Placement Only, +TESOL certification course, Summer Program)
What's Included
Some Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals
Feb 12, 2024
Feb 01, 2024
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About Program

Greenheart Travel’s paid English teaching program in Thailand is your chance to make an incredible impact in the classroom while getting paid to travel. This program offers guaranteed placement! Currently only accepting non-degree applicants for our November 28th start date.

Program-at-a-Glance:
- Average salary of 34,000 Thai baht per month (~$1100 USD) for degree-holders. Guaranteed minimum of at least 30,000 Thai baht per month
- Placements in kindergartens, elementary, middle, and high schools
-Option to add TESOL training
-1 week group orientation and excursions
- All inclusive program with add-ons packaged in: airport pickup, extensive emergency medical insurance for 6 months, accommodation for your training period, and more.
- Short contracts with the ability to extend as many times as you’d like to for free!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.

Impact

Sustainability

We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • One semester PAID contracts
  • 1 week orientation (+ optional 3 week TESOL certification)
  • Paid summer 7-Week teaching program available
  • Insurance, excursions, and accommodation for your orientation and training period packaged in
  • Full support from Greenheart Travel staff before, during and after your teaching program

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Program Reviews

4.85 Rating
based on 112 reviews
  • 5 rating 86.61%
  • 4 rating 12.5%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0.89%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Benefits 4.8
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.8
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Safety 4.9
  • Instruction 4.7
  • Support 5
  • Value 4.85
  • Academic Rigor 3.5
  • Job Assistance 5
  • Impact 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Milena
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching Abroad in Chiang Mai: A Journey of Discovery and Delight

3 months ago I began my teaching adventure abroad with Greenheart Travel. I've had a fulfilling experience overall. Initially unaware of their partnership with Xploreasia, I was happy with the level of support provided leading up to my departure. The program equipped me with valuable knowledge and resources, and their responsiveness to any questions made my feel at ease.

Now settled in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, Thailand, I am thoroughly enjoying my teaching experience. The weather is delightful, the local community is welcoming, and there's an abundance of things to do!

Some of the downsides would be that the working hours are longer than anticipated, and the contract length exceeded my initial expectations. Additionally, I encountered unexpected hidden costs along the way.

Overall, my time with Greenheart Travel/XploreAsia has been positive, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to teach in such a beautiful location. While there have been challenges, the rewards of living and working in Chiang Mai are extremely fulfilling. I would recommend using Greenheart to allow the transition abroad to be smooth and stress free.

25 people found this review helpful.
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Mana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teach abroad in Thailand!

I choose to teach abroad to push myself out of my comfort zone and it is amazing! Greenheart travel provided so much support while I was back in my home country and they allowed for a smooth transition to XploreAsia! Go with them for lots of support when moving to a new country. They answered all my questions and even had a few informational sessions before I left to help me with the required documents. The staff gets back to you by email so fast and it made me feel more comfortable and confident before I left to Thailand.

Pros
  • Lots of support
  • Easy to make friends with peers and in TESOL course
  • Clear pre departure instructions
Cons
  • Very fast process
  • Had to accept teaching contract longer than expected
  • Not a lot of information about culture show
131 people found this review helpful.
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Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

GreenHeart Teaching English in Thailand

I personally had a great experience going through Green Heart Travel. Initially, I was not aware that they partnered with Xplore Asia but the transition was very smooth and they were just as useful. I came through on November 28, 2022 date and I am now at my placement in Bangkok & teaching at an international private school. GreenHeart Travel provides you with all the resources you need prior to departure, making it easier to gain a full understanding of how everything will take place from start to finish. Ian was always there to answer any of my questions and scheduled phone calls which made me feel a lot more confident/ prepared to leave. I really enjoyed my experience going through GreenHeart and they really did exceed my expectations overall.

Pros
  • Great Communication
  • Easy Transition
  • Very informative and useful when it came to info. about visas, placement, accomadation, etc
145 people found this review helpful.
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Alessandra
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Good support during COVID

I definitely could not have made this trip happen without Greenheart. I had never been to Asia, nonetheless, had also never been to Asia during the height of COVID. Arrival planning was chaotic at times, but I definitely felt Greenheart staff did their best to keep us updated given the circumstances. Communication was easy and I was able to stay in touch with staff regularly until arrival. I was really unaware of the involvement of Xplore Asia though when I applied to Greenheart--they will pass you off to Xplore Asia prior to departure from your home country. The fees were definitely high, but for the level of coordination required (visas, work permits, teaching placement) to make this happen, it was definitely worth it. The program itself was great-- loved my kids and the time off to travel, but the location wasn't the best and the weather is not to be underestimated (prepare to sweat constantly everyday). Overall, won't do it again, but it was the best thing for me at the time and no regrets!

Pros
  • the kids will change your life
  • lots to explore in Thailand
  • able to live comfortably on the salary
Cons
  • hot...all the time...enough said
  • had to design lessons entirely by ourselves
  • location makes travel slightly inconvenient
155 people found this review helpful.
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Heather
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great support

I was really hesitant to move to Thailand but have now been here for 3 months and am loving it. Greenheart obviously have a lot of experience in placing teachers and were always available to answer my questions. The staff are friendly and understand that it's a daunting experience for new teachers and they were really accommodating when I wanted to postpone my programme due to Covid last year. Their pre-departure support was key in helping me sort my visa and all the other documents I needed to come here.

Pros
  • Pre-departure support
  • Network of people who have been there and done it
  • Continued in-country assistance
147 people found this review helpful.
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Skylar
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great support!

I was initially so nervous to travel to Thailand, especially due to the COVID pandemic- I even put it off for another 6 months because of this! But I could not say enough good things about Greenheart and how they helped. They completely understood when I wanted to push back my start date, and stayed in contact with me the whole time. At one point, I was even worried I was sending too many emails and annoying them- but they always consistently answered and never seemed annoyed by my anxiety! Right before I was due to leave, I ended up having a ton of visa problems, and they answered almost immediately to help me work through my issues. Luckily, I haven't had many issues since arriving in Thailand, but I know they are just an email away if need be. If you are looking for the opportunity to visit Thailand, I recommend going through Greenheart- this company has your back!

Pros
  • Great support
  • Clear expectations
  • Set you up with all of the right people!
Cons
  • There were a lot of hidden costs when I actually arrived- but Greenheart could not have prevented this, and it isn't their fault.
187 people found this review helpful.
Response from Greenheart

We appreciate your recommendation and kind words! It's a whole new world out there post-Covid and flexibility, diligence, and good communications make travel go more smoothly for everyone! Thank you for traveling with Greenheart! Enjoy your stay!

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Kiana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Worth it!

Everything from the people that I’ve met, the support I’ve received, and the experiences thus far, have been worth taking that leap of faith into the unknown! My journey is only beginning and I’m excited to see what my new home in Thailand holds. I’m looking forward to making a difference by teaching students English as well as getting to know the locals. I know there will be challenges but, that’s all a part of the process. Greenheart was with me every step of the way to prepare me before I left and I would choose them again!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be flexible and put yourself out there even though it may be uncomfortable at times!
217 people found this review helpful.
Response from Greenheart

Hi Kiana! Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time. Stay in touch and best wishes on your next adventure!
Greenheart Travel

J.C.
2/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Greenheart Travel WON'T support you!

I experienced a misunderstanding between myself and XploreAsia during the placement portion of my TESOL course. Instead of supporting me and seeking resolution the Senior Program Manager at Greenheart Travel sent me an aggressive email in an attempt to put me in my place. This made my placement process even more difficult while navigating culture differences.

I paid a premium to work with Greenheart Travel again and expected a higher level of support while aboard. It was only after a string of emails with the Director of Greenheart Travel that any wrong doing was admitted.

I would recommend saving your money and going with a cheaper organization that might offer better support and act more professional towards participants.

What would you improve about this program?
I would suggest Greenheart Travel provides better training to it's staff to act in an empathetic and professional manner. They should strive to reach understandings between partner organizations and participants when conflicts arise.
231 people found this review helpful.
Response from Greenheart

Hi John. Thank you for your feedback! We always appreciate learning how we can do better, and we’re glad your conversations with the Director of Greenheart Travel helped clear up the misunderstandings from both sides. We’re glad you received a placement that you enjoy!

Questions & Answers

You need to have your original degree with you and authenticated by the government. It can be done in Thailand too, but don’t count on that. To get a work permit you will also need to get a non-b visa, which the schools/agencies help you obtain. You can’t get a work permit without the proper visa.

Yes! We can place friends/couples/siblings together!