Effective Date: 1/9/2019
This privacy notice describes how Greenheart International collects, uses, and discloses Personally Identifying Information (also known as “PII”) or Personal Data (collectively “Personal Information”) from and about users of Greenheart International websites. This privacy notice also applies to any associated paper forms. Please read this privacy notice before using Greenheart International websites or submitting any personal information.
These practices may be changed at any time. Changes will be posted along with the date of the change. You should review this privacy notice when you visit Greenheart International websites to make sure that you understand how Personal Information is collected, used, and disclosed.
Why We Collect Information
The Personal Information you provide to us is only used to:
- Fulfill your specific request or provide the service or information you requested
- Comply with legal requirements and to protect our legal rights
- Improve our programs and services
- In any other way, if you have provided us with express permission to do so
We may use non-Personal Information for additional reasons described in the remainder of this privacy notice.
If you identify yourself to us by sending us an email with questions or comments, we may retain your comments for future reference.
What Information We Collect
Greenheart collects Personal Information, which is information that on its own or in combination with other information may be used to identify, contact, or locate an individual. Examples include:
- Email address
- Username and password for our websites
- Credit card, other payment information and financial and economic information
- Social Security number or other government-issued identification number
- IP addresses
- Telephone number
- Social media account names
- Passport number or other similar travel-related information, such as a visa
- Personal interests, activities, hobbies, etc.
- Health-related information
- Family history
- Religious and philosophical affiliation
- Gender and/or sex
- Date of birth and/or birthday
- Country of citizenship
- Work and volunteer History
- Family information (e.g. names, email, phone numbers)
- Photographs and videos
- Education information (e.g. school attended, diplomas, transcripts)
- Extra-curricular Activities
Greenheart International collects other information that relates to you but does not identify you. Examples include clickstream data and web-browsing information (such as the date and time you visit a website, whether you click on various advertisements or links and the search terms you enter when using a website), and information about your computer, device and internet connection, and geographic location.
How We Collect Personal Information
We collect Personal Information from you in the following ways:
- When you register for one of our websites or submit an inquiry through one of our websites;
- When you complete and submit a paper or electronic form associated with Greenheart International;
- When you send us an email or use other features of one of our websites to contact or interact with us;
- When you contact us by telephone regarding Greenheart International; or
- Automatically when you visit Greenheart International websites (n.b., the only Personal Information we automatically collect is your IP address, which is only considered Personal Information in certain circumstances).
Distribution of Information
We may share information gathered by us from Greenheart International websites with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in providing services to you. We may do so when:
- Permitted or required by law;
- We apply for or assist you in applying for a visa or other documentation necessary for you to participate in one of our programs;
- Interacting with third parties who are involved in, assist in the provision of or are otherwise involved with our programs, products, and services (e.g., host families, travel agencies, schools, U.S. Department of State); or
- Trying to protect against, prevent or investigate actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions.
Information provided under one of the four preceding bullet points will not be used by those receiving it for marketing purposes, unless specifically authorized by the user.
Third parties who provide webhosting services or other services that make possible the operation of Greenheart International websites and the services you request through the websites may have access to information that you provide us to the extent that those third parties require access to our databases to service the websites.
In connection with the sale or transfer of all or part of our assets, we reserve the right to transfer information we have obtained from or about you.
We are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive information from us.
Transfer of Information
Greenheart International websites are hosted and maintained in the United States of America. Your Personal Information may be transmitted to countries outside of the European Economic Area, including the United States of America. You can obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal data is transferred outside the EU by contacting us. If your Personal Information is transferred outside the European Economic Area to third party service providers, we will take steps to ensure that your Personal Information receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the European Economic Area, including by entering into data transfer agreements using the European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses, or by relying on certification schemes such as the EU–US Privacy Shield.
Cookie/Tracking Technology – Use of Non-Personal Information
Greenheart International websites use cookie and tracking technology to collect non-Personal Information. Our system also automatically gathers information about areas you visit on our websites, and about the links you select from within one of our websites to the other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online. We use such information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our websites. This way we know which areas of our websites are preferred by our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our websites. Personal Information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided us with your Personal Information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties but that aggregate information does not identify individual website users. Our web servers do not record visitor email addresses unless that information is submitted by the visitor. We may determine what technology is available through your browser to provide you with the most appropriate version of a web page. Greenheart International uses Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, Gravity Forms, Yoast, Formstack, Calendly, GoOverseas, and other web traffic tracking tools.
Links to Other Websites
Greenheart International websites contain links to other websites. These links are for your convenience. We do not control, endorse or review the privacy notices of other websites, which may be different than this privacy notice. You should review the privacy notice of other websites before choosing to disclose Personal Information.
Greenheart takes steps to secure your Personal Information. We exercise care in providing secure transmissions when we need to transfer your Personal Information from our servers. Our websites use secure server software encryption, which is indicated by https in the url of the website. Encryption is a common method of ensuring that information remains private. Greenheart International cannot guarantee or warrant that the information that you transmit to us, or any communications is completely secure.
Retention of Personal Information
Greenheart International only retains data for as long as necessary for the purposes indicated in this privacy notice or for such other period as may be permitted or required by law.
For children age 14-16, Greenheart International takes additional steps to protect their Personal Information. We do not intend to collect Personal Information from children aged 13 or younger. These additional steps include:
- Notifying parents about our privacy practices, including the types of Personal Information we may collect, how the Personal Information is used, and with whom (and how) it is disclosed;
- Obtaining consent from the parent for the collection of Personal Information, which may be done in a paper format;
- Collecting and storing only the Personal Information reasonably necessary for the purpose we for which we are receiving it; and
- Providing parents with the right to request access to or a copy of their children’s Personal Information.
The marks Greenheart, Greenheart Heart Logo, and Sobresmesa are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Greenheart International. All Rights Reserved. Any unauthorized use is prohibited.
Certain jurisdictions provide their residents or citizens with certain rights about their Personal Information. These may include the right to request access to the data we hold about you, to obtain a copy of your Personal Information, to request that your Personal Information be erased, to correct inaccurate information, to ask us to restrict how we process your Personal Information, or to withdraw your consent to our processing of your Personal Information. Your individual rights will depend on your residency and citizenship.
Please contact us using the following information for more information about this privacy notice, to notify us of a concern or complaint, or to exercise any of the individual rights you may have.
Data Protection Officer
By mail: 742 N LaSalle Dr. Chicago, IL 60654 Suite 300, USA
By email: click here
By phone: +1 312-944-2544
Additionally, all marketing emails and newsletters from Greenheart International allow you to opt out of further correspondence. You can do so by clicking the link within the emails, which will guide you on how to opt-out.
50 thoughts on "Two Ways to Make the Most of 90 Days Traveling in Europe on a Budget"
I am interesting in teaching English in Italy and Spain. I will be 56 in August. Would this be an issue. In terms of qualification I do have a degree in Management and Human Resources.
Hi Ava! You’re welcome to apply for our Homestay programs in Spain or Italy!
Very much interested and TEFL accredited. Been teaching an 8 year old from Sao Paulo for one semester and much improvement shown
I am interested in teaching English in schools in Italy/Spain/Thailand, please can you contact me about this.
I have my Certificate of Education and currently work in a College supporting learners with SEN needs.
Hey Fallon! Feel free to email Savannah at email@example.com. She can help you with questions about teaching in Europe and/or Thailand.
Hi, I have my master degree in English Language and Culture, 4 years of experience of teaching english as a foreign language, ( no TOEFL) , I am EU citizen ( Poland) . Am I eligible for the programs in Spain and Italy?
Thank You 🙂
Hi There. My name is Iwi and I am very interested in the home stay option. I’ve recently taken up bachata with some friends and have fallen well in love with the dance and the latin culture. I have also started to learn Spanish and to complete the full emersion experience would be to travel to Spain and live with a family.
I have a bachelors degree in Graphic Design. Does this qualify me? If not what do I need to do to make this happen ?
Hello! I’m a fairly experienced teacher from Brazil.
I’ve got a CELTA with a Pass B grade, about 6 years experience, 4 of each are post-CELTA.
Is there any program of yours that I qualify for?
Unfortunately, at this time you wouldn’t be eligible for our Teach English Abroad opportunities. Thank you for asking!
I’m a 20-year experienced middle school teacher with a bachelors in biology and secondary education and a master with distinction in instructional technology and media management. My grandparent immigrated from Italy around 1910, so I have always love Italy! Would love to teach there!
Let us know how we can make this dream of yours happen, Joe! Thanks for sharing your story.
Is this a paid internship? Do i need a degree or any experience?
This blog post doesn’t highlight an internship opportunity. If you’re looking for an internship abroad, visit this page to see some exciting options: https://greenhearttravel.org/programs/adult/work.
Hi! I am currently an elementary teacher in Hawaii, where I have taught for 2 years. I am from Georgia, USA and will be returning there this fall. I am interested in hearing about this program as teaching, children and traveling are my 3 biggest passions. I love learning and living in new cultures. I have and undergraduate and graduate degree in Early childhood Education. Can I get some more information about this opportunity? 🙂
I am a teacher in Canada and I am also an Italian Citizen, I would like to know what part of Italy are your schools located?
Would I qualify as Native English Mother Tongue to teach English?
Please let me know what months employment would be for and the ages for teaching in class.
These are great questions, Sonia! We’ll pass them along to our program manager for our Teach in Italy program. Expect an email response soon! Thanks for reaching out.
Hi my name is Rosina. I am interested in volunteering as an English teacher assistant in Italy. Would like to know more information. I am an Australian citizen. Do I need to get a visa? Could you please appoint a person who can contact me via email and give me the necessary information required to proceed with this project.
Hi Rosina, thank you for your email. We are able to accept Australians on our teacher assistant program in Italy and we would love to have you apply! Feel free to contact the program manager, Savannah McDermott directly with your questions regarding the program. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about the details of the program here: https://greenhearttravel.org/program/adult/work/teach-in-italy#overview
Hello, I’m very much intetested in teaching Italy!! What are terms and conditions? Thanks in advance!
Hi Marina, thanks for your comment. The terms & conditions are the second step of our application process. You will read through them fully before you submit any payments to ensure that you are comfortable with our terms.
I’m very interested in this project. Is it also available for people already living in Europe ?
Hello, Zoe! Some of our teach abroad opportunities are open for citizens of English-speaking European countries! Please have a look at our ‘Work Abroad’ page to find out more specifics. Thank you!
I am retiring at the end of the year after 40 years of teaching. I started my teaching career as a junior teacher in a Jewish school. After 18 years teaching mostly 6-8 year olds the school was bought by a private company , a private school (both Primary and High school) and I became the English teacher for Foreign students whose parents worked at various Embassies.(Israeli -, Egyptian-, Dutch-, German-,French-, Belgium-,Chinese etc. I worked in this position for 14 years.
After relocating from Pretoria(in South Africa) to Cape Town , I became a lecturer, teaching English and Mathematics at a TVET Trade College.
I was born to be a teacher and simply love my chosen profession, and I also love travelling…….so perhaps I can combine the two ?
I am currently a classroom teacher at the same time pursuing my BA Degree in Education with emphasis in Sociology. I am very much interested in Teaching English in Italy. Wish to expand my experience in that part of the world and also gain fresh cultural knowledge and new language.
Looking forward to receiving my new assignment.
Aloysius from Liberia
I would like to join
How do I receive all the arrangements and application?
I would love to join you guys. How do I go about it?
I am looking to work abroad for a different view of scenery, but I couldn’t tell if you get paid while working abroad? I’d still need to make sure all of my bills will be paid over the course of the program and was hoping I could pay to go, but also be paid to work??
Hi I’m an English educator who would like to teach English abroad. I have a Sport science degree as well as a Post graduate certificate in Education. I would like to to teach at elementary as well as high schools.
I am a qualified Research Psychologist and ‘need a break’! I believe there are numerous types of qualifications that one need before being able to enroll for one of these programs, i.e. TEFL/TESOL and then also would it be for adults or children? Kindly provide more detail about the training course for the actual teachers – do they get it on site/where the programme is offered, or is a more ‘legitimate’ qualification in-country best to obtain before setting of on this wonderful endeavour?
I am interested in traveling to Europe and teaching English in Italy. I am also married though, could my husband join me?
Can I teach for an additional three months after my session has ended?
Can you please tell me more about the program in detail?
I am south African citizen do i qualify and how do i apply?
Each of our programs listed on our website have a tab for eligibility requirements. Have a look through the specific programs you’re interested in, and find which ones you might be eligible for! Thanks for your interest. We’re glad you’re excited to travel.
I have a bachelor degree currently i am unemployed but i am interested in your program my question is who is going to cover travelling expenses & other expensed?
Hello, Otrina! Travel expenses would be your responsibility.
I would like a chance to work abroad in Europe teaching English if I could. I have dual US-Italian citizenship. From what I have read this is more of a chance to travel on a budget, but are there opportunities for a job especially since I can legally work in Europe?
Hey Kristina, you would be eligible to look for work, but we couldn’t assist you in that since our program is short-term and volunteer. The program would be a great way for you to try out teaching and get comfortable in Italy before committing to a long-term contract!
While I agree that the expense for living those three months is beyond reasonable, it become less reasonable if you do not have any income. Is there any way to make some side cash while there? Does Greenheart have any resources for freelance work such as other tutoring gigs? Are there any connections that can be made through the program to area schools for future employment, etc.? I am looking to move to Europe though I believe something like this will have to be my stepping stone to getting over there.
Hi Liz! On all of our current European programs, you’d be on a tourist visa, so you’re not legally allowed to earn any income. It’s extremely difficult for non-Europeans to get long-term, legal work in the EU, due to labor laws. We have these short-term programs to give people that experience without running afoul of EU immigration laws. You can email me at email@example.com with any more questions about this!
Hi, I am a native English speaker born and raised in Chicago, IL, USA with journalism experience. Traveling abroad has always been a dream of mine, along with seeking work as a teacher of the English language, writer, and editor for English language publications in non-native English speaking countries. Is Greenheart’s program a good stepping stone for those aspirations?
Hi, i am an international medical doctor leaving in Us.
Am i qualified to apply?
Hi Lina, which program are you interested in applying for and we can look at the eligibility requirements. Thanks!
Hello! I am not a native speaker but I am a US citizen and fluent in English. I have got my Master’s degree in Education in US and have been teaching at schools for a while. Am I qualified to apply?
Hi Masheed! It sounds like you would be eligible! You can read up on the specific eligibility requirements of each program and start an application here: https://greenhearttravel.org/programs/adult/work
If you have any more questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a retired Canadian lawyer want to register/apply to teach English in several countries including Italy for 3 months each but don’t want to release my date of birth at this juncture. Is there any wayout, please? Thanks.
hi,I’m thrilled to do that but don’t know how much cost I’ve to bear and M.A degree of Bangladesh would be preferable or not?if not what should I do then?
Rukan Uddin, thanks for writing us. Unfortunately, our paid teaching positions have certain visa restrictions in that we can only accept participants from US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. This is not our policy, but the policies of the governments who issue the work visas. Best of luck to you!
i am interested. How do i apply?
Hi Kyle, thanks for your comment. You can start the application here.