Global Exploration for Educators Organization

Rating: 4.88 stars   82 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, International

Location: 2945 Morris Rd. Ardmore PA 19003 USA

Mission: Understanding the world has never been more important to America's success than it is today, and for our understanding we depend first on our teachers. Teachers with experience abroad gain fresh perspectives on the world, its peoples, and its natural environments. When they return to their classrooms, students benefit from their instructors' time abroad.GEEO is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit organization that has been created to help and encourage teachers to travel abroad. We hope to serve as a valuable resource to educators who wish to explore the world in order to understand it better.
Results: Founded in 2007, we have sent over 500 educators abroad and in the past two years have doubled the amount of teachers we serve. Over 45,000 students have been educated with our curriculum, hopefully inspiring them to follow in their teacher's footsteps and explore the world.
Target demographics: Educators of all subjects, levels and nationalities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 400
Geographic areas served: Worldwide, but mostly in the United States
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-8627380
877-600-0105
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This summer, I took my first GEEO adventure to Peru, where I had the most wonderful traveling experience I've had in years. I have trekked with many different organizations to many different areas of the world, but GEEO was the first experience where I felt as though I was truly engaging with local culture, as opposed to simply visiting a country. Through GEEO I visited local schools, helped on farms, studied history, culture, and language, and hiked the Incan Trail. I traveled with a group of educators from around the US, ranging from mid twenties to early sixties, and I learned from each and e very person I traveled with. GEEO handles everything to the tee, and you never worry about your travel plans once there. It was a truly amazing experience, and I'd encourage anyone with the opportunity to travel with GEEO to seize it!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have traveled with GEEO for the past two summers. Each trip has been organized, professional, and at a great cost. I enjoy traveling with fellow educators, and seeing the world! What makes this company stand out is the small scale it runs on. Trips are limited to fifteen people, and all you have to do is show up. Transportation, accommodations, and most meals are covered. I went to the Galapagos this summer and would go back in a heartbeat. The guide was exceptional, the location was unforgettable, and the travelers a wonderful group to spend time with.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I traveled with GEEO on its Eastern Europe program. It was a wonderful trip! I thought it was well organized, and hit a lot of important cultural and historical points of interest. Taking public transportation to most of our destinations was another way to get an added layer of the culture. I enjoyed traveling with teachers as we all had a common bond- love of travel and teaching. It provided for some good informal conversations on education topics. This was my second trip with GEEO. I would travel with them a third time.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I travelled to Morocco with GEEO in April of 2014. The trip was very well organized and included a number of informative lectures which will help in my instruction of the region. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and appreciated the size of the group and the itinerary. I would highly recommend this company for any educator who wants to to travel in order to enrich their instruction of other cultures!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Imagine going back in time and following Charles Darwin's journey to the Galapagos Islands. This extraordinary trip redefines the power of nature in its pristine beauty. Every day is a new adventure and an opportunity to learn from a naturalist about the flora and fauna of these enchanted islands. From the panorama of cliff-top trails to the long white-sand coral beaches to the lava outcrops, I found myself mesmerized by carpets of iguanas, mangrove wetlands, sea lions, and giant lumbering tortoises. The varying activities from snorkeling to kyaking, from biking to hiking, from motoring to strolling provided a unique vacation venue. This trip is a true classroom without walls and I can't wait to share my adventures with my students and, perhaps, return.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I took GEEO to Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt. I had a wonderful time! We saw every antiquity along the way, the guides were awesome and spoke great English, and the hotel rooms were clean, safe, and usually close to downtown. I was always out seeing the sites and touring. I am a teacher, so I have to be frugal, but I like to travel and see the world. If you like bang for your buck and love education...this site is for you! I am off to Vietnam next.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Turkey, Jordan and Egypt

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find cheap airfare! It costs almost as much to fly as it does to go on the tour and that is watching for airline deals! Seriously, it is great travel!

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