Greenheart Travel Presents: The 2018 Travel for a Change Awards
We are excited to announce the 2018 Travel for a Change Awards! Curious to know what’s popular when it comes to travel? We’ve got the inside scoop. Here are the most popular destinations based on where Greenheart Travelers went in 2018. We’ve also included some special awards highlighting all-star supporters, so be sure to read all the way through the end!
Most Popular Teach Abroad Destination: Thailand
This doesn’t come as a surprise, as Bangkok was also named the most visited city this year. It’s easy for travelers to feel welcome in the “Land of Smiles.”
Most Popular High School Abroad Destination: Spain
Spanish is a common language for high schoolers to learn in English speaking countries. Teens who spend part of high school in Spain get to practice those language skills everyday!
Most Popular Work Abroad Destination: New Zealand
This one’s for the nature lovers, who work short-term jobs that allow for the flexibility to explore all New Zealand has to offer.
Most Popular Teach English in a Homestay Destination: Italy
Who doesn’t want their very own Italian family? Living in a Homestay means you will be tutoring a family in English for fifteen hours a week, allowing for plenty of time to experience Italy. Bonus: Spend time in the Piedmont region, which was named the best region to travel to in 2019.
Most Volunteer Abroad Destination: Puerto Rico
After hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has been in dire need of aid. Our volunteers work in reformation efforts and sustainability research.
Most Popular Teen Summer Language Camp Destination: Japan
It’s one thing to love Japanese culture from an outside perspective, but it’s another to be fully immersed in it!
College with the Most Greenheart Travelers (tie): University of Colorado Boulder and University of Delaware
High School with the Most Greenheart Travelers: Brevard High School
Above is a picture of Greenheart Travelers, Graham Green and Anna Schrader, with High School Programs Director Hope Pavich at Brevard High School earlier this year.
Social Media All-Stars (tie): @anissajoygonzalez and @maplessadvendures
Anissa Joy Gonzalez and Nicole Lang have been documenting their travels on Instagram with stunning pics and captions! Anissa completed our Teach English in a Homestay program in Italy and Nicole is currently Teaching English in Thailand. (If you haven’t already, go follow @greenheart_travel)
Biggest Supporter of Cultural Exchange: Williamston High School
Williamston High School in Williamston, MI is full of supportive of guidance counselors, teachers, and available scholarship funds for students going abroad.
Going the Extra Mile: Joyce Ling
Joyce has been a consistent supporter of Greenheart Travel. After working with us to send her daughter to Japan, she has offered to give advice and help to other parents.