Greenheart Travel Programs
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. Teaching placements...
Based on a private ecological reserve in the rainforests of northern Costa Rica, this Eco-Reserve and Animal Rescue Center was founded to give endangered, injured and abandoned...
Greenheart Travel's Teach in a Homestay program in Italy offers you the opportunity to tutor your Italian host family in conversational English for 15 hours a week. The rest...
Whether you work for a public or private school, high salaries, free housing, paid vacation and bonuses are just a few of the many perks of teaching English in South Korea. Navigating...
Teaching English in a homestay is your opportunity to become a English language tutor for a local French family while sharing their everyday life. English tutors spend...
Greenheart Travel's Teach in a Homestay program in Spain offers you the opportunity to tutor your Spanish host family in conversational English for 15 hours a week. The rest...
Learn and improve your Japanese skills through full language and cultural immersion on Greenheart Travel’s summer language camp programs in Fukuoka or Tokyo, Japan! We...
Greenheart Travel's TESOL certification course options in Chiang Mai or Hua Hin, Thailand is an intensive, 3-week in-person program that will teach you the skills you need...
Elephants, while majestic and beautiful, are seen by many Sri Lankans as a nuisance because of their destructive effects on farm land, and causes some farmers to hurt or
Learn and improve your Spanish through full language and cultural immersion on Greenheart Travel’s summer language camp program, in Salamanca, Spain! Our 1 - 6 week
Always dreamed of learning French while exploring iconic cities like Paris and Bordeaux? Now is your chance to experience the culture of France while perfecting your language...
Spend a trimester, semester, or a year abroad as a high school exchange student in Spain with Greenheart Travel! Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture as you...
Greenheart Travel Reviews
Thailand Program Review
Submitted by Jennifer Castillo | April 11, 2018
Thank you Greenheart for these opportunities to travel and be apart of the greater world! There are so many programs abroad, but the support from Sara was unique in that she truly felt like we could always rely on her and her at any time before, during and even now after the TESOL program is over. JUST DO IT, with an open mind and heart. No expectations, always go with the flow and trust the process.
Great experience in Vietnam!
Submitted by Tod Pomerleau - Maine United States | March 16, 2018
Greenheart was fantastic for me - I literally had no issues and they answered any questions that I had. They made everything very easy to follow. There was always someone to answer questions in a very timely fashion. The authentication and notarization of documents was a bit confusing to me - I had never done anything like that before so I am not sure if it was me or the documentation - odds are it was me :-)
My advice for a new participant would be enjoy yourself - I was a little nervous at first the process but Greenheart was fantastic!
Great experience in Thailand
Submitted by Tori Soderberg - Edina, MN United States | March 02, 2018
With Greenheart I liked the quick and detailed responses. When nervous to go live and work abroad for the first time it helped give me ease that someone was there to help at all times! The main reason I was on the fence was the cost of the program. I would tell that person that every penny is worth it. It is worth it to have Greenheart Travel help with the visa, plane ticket, TESOL course, and any other question you may have going abroad. It is new territory for most people and once the departure gets closer, the most random questions will pop up into your head but Greenheart has heard them all and has answers for them all. If they don't, they will fin them. I couldn't imagine having to go over to Asia on my own and finding a job or TESOL course and the money I spend was well worth it!
When people say keep an open mind, they mean it. You will meet all types of personalities, you will stay in various accommodations, and you will travel to places with amazing cultures but they will be very different from your own. If you have an open mind, it will be life changing and you'll be able to appreciate everyday. Otherwise, you may find the negative in situations and miss the normalcy of home. You are doing this to have new experiences, so be ready!
Honestly, everything that got me to Thailand was incredibly helpful. Everything from when I would receive certain information or materials to what items I should pack was provided to me and I couldn't be more grateful.
Homestay in France spring 2017
Submitted by Jane | February 20, 2018
Overall, my two month homestay in France was a very positive experience for me and I learned a lot. I just wanted to thank Megan Arzbaecher at Greenheart Travel for her help and enthusiasm. I think I was fortunate that I'm independent and don't mind doing things by myself because the family really didn't have a lot of extra time. Also the fact that I speak French helped a lot, it would have been quite challenging otherwise as I needed to do a lot of navigating by myself.
In terms of the English teaching, the family's main goal was to prepare for a holiday they were going to take in California, we have kept in touch and they let me know the holiday went really well for them and all the English lessons and my efforts with them really helped and made a difference to them. I was delighted to hear that it was a positive and beneficial experience for them also.
Greenheart Travel teach in Myanmar
Submitted by Reina - Yangon Myanmar | February 07, 2018
Greenheart Travel is an excellent way to teach and travel, all while having a group of friendly and caring people supporting you along the way. The Greenheart Travel team and their partner organizations work with you closely to ensure that your transition overseas goes as smooth as possible -- I'm over halfway through my contract and I have still yet to feel culture shock or homesickness! I highly doubt my experience moving to another country to teach would have been this wonderful if I hadn't have chose to go through Greenheart Travel.
The initial week of immersion activities was crucial for familiarizing myself with my new host community and developing relationships with the other teachers. I never thought I could have such an easy transition when moving across the world.
I only wish I could've met my (awesome) roommate prior to moving in! Also upon initially applying to the program, I wish it was clearer that housing during orientation/TESOL program is actually paid by the student as a deposit, the Greenheart Travel website makes it seem as if housing is covered (student is not responsible for paying this extra amount as a deposit).
My advice to any new participants on this program would be that the biggest challenge is over! You've made the leap towards moving aboard. As long as you remain open to connecting with the other teachers, co-workers, and locals in your neighborhood (all who will likely be very different from you) then you will have an incredible and enriching journey.
I think the program has been wonderful in every way, I really don't have any complaints or critiques.