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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, International, Literacy, Promotion of International Understanding

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 3000 educators abroad. Over 500,000 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: Over 500 teachers

Geographic areas served: Worldwide, but mostly with American teachers

Programs: Tours for teachers - enable educators to travel internationally to further classroom education

Community Stories

217 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I took my first trip with GEEO in the summer of 2019 and I found the trip to be well organized and the local guides to be well informed and supportive. Jesse went the extra miles to help us with the cranky online visa applications. There was a good balance between free time, guided tours and group activities. I usually travel solo, but I would not have been able to see and experience so much on my own. I had planned to be a repeat customer and travel with GEEO this summer, but that looks less likely now with Covid-19 ):

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love GEEO! Jesse has always been so helpful, so professional and so kind when I've been planning my trips abroad. I traveled with GEEO to Morocco several years ago, and spent two of the best weeks of my life, riding camels, sleeping in the desert and enjoying topnotch first hand experiences that I've brought back to my art classroom. Last summer, I walked the Camino de Santiago with this company, everything again perfectly arranged, and experienced another fabulous teacher travel study tour. GEEO works out all the details for your travel, getting back to you right away with any questions you have. They make traveling abroad an easy experience, planning everything and giving you such great tips and advise. I highly recommend booking with GEEO for your next travel adventure! My next educational journey with GEEO will be to Portugal! I can't wait!

1 Maria A.6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a middle school Social Studies teacher, I have traveled with GEEO on two great adventures to Morocco in 2018 and along the Camino de Santiago, Spain in 2019. I just love Global Exploration for Educators! They have allowed me to explore the world and experience different cultures in a first-rate, meaningful and affordable way. I have been grateful to all the work Jesse has done, helping me with my pre-trip planning and with my tour leaders, for showing me the beauty of their respective countries.

As an educator, professional development is essential for growth, and GEEO's travel programs have afforded me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of the world and has allowed me to bring that knowledge, cultural respect, and understanding back to my students.

Thank you GEEO for all you have done to help me explore this beautiful world and I look forward to the great adventures that lie ahead!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Perhaps the best trip I have ever been on was a recent expedition to Oman and Qatar using GEEO. I joined a small group of teachers for an educational exchange and could not have come away with a better experience. There was a level of planning and attention to detail at GEEO which made the trip truly exceptional. It began with the planning - both nations on the itinerary were unusual choices. Oman is a small nation with one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Over the past 40 years, the nation has been transformed from an isolated backwater into a modern and friendly destination. Perched on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, it has a varied geography with the second deepest canyon in the world. Its rich historical past ties together the cultural threads of the Middle East and its population is one of the warmest you will meet.
Qatar is the dynamic commercial heart of the Gulf and the city of Doha was dotted with a skyline worthy of the most advanced cities anywhere. Nestled in the urban center were historical markets, breathtaking beaches and some of the finest museums in the Middle East. During the entire time, we were led by competent and caring guides who knew the region like the back of their hand. They put together an itinerary filled with exciting events, from mountain hikes on the region's tallest mountain to desert camping under the stars. While there, we experienced a total Solar eclipse just days away from the New Year, surrounded by nothing other than sand dunes stretching to the horizon. It was the best trip I have ever been on and I cannot thank GEEO enough for their personal touch and masterful planning.

1 rconroy

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a teacher in an International Baccalaureate school I can honestly attest to the fact that my nine travel experiences with GEEO have not only opened and broadened my view and understanding of the world but that of my students as well. I frequently attend workshops, conferences, and participate in professional development programs, but nothing I do as an educator impacts my classroom as much as my educational sojourns with GEEO. There is a unique element involved in traveling with like-minded professionals who share a passion for learning and a passion for making global connections! Don’t think twice-just go!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Social Studies chair for my school and I am passionate about teaching students to look outside their immediate community and become global citizens. My experiences with GEEO have been life changing and have enabled me to let my students learn about the world in a positive and familial way. Through pictures, artifacts, music, and literature I have been able to bring the world a little closer for my students. GEEO has been instrumental in this endeavor- I simply can't say enough positive things about this amazing organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've taken three trips (Sri Lanka, Armenia and Georgia, and Central Asia) with GEEO and couldn't be happier with the services and travel experiences provided. The customer service was superior, the assistance in trip preparation was very thorough with an easy to follow checklist and the programs themselves offered a unique travel experiences often well-off the beaten track. I especially enjoyed the small group experience and traveling with fellow educators who contributed their own unique perspectives and insights to the travel experience. Each trip has left me with remarkable memories of places, culture and people encountered as well as fond memories of my travel companions. I also appreciate the focus that GEEO trips place on respecting the environment and people visited, and the efforts made to make a positive contribution to local economies. I'm looking forward to more adventures with GEEO.

1 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have participated in 4 programs organized by GEEO. We plan to do it again!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I took two trips with GEEO: one to the Peruvian Andes and one to Morocco. Both were wonderful: great guides, great fellow-travelers. I would - and always do- highly recommend GEEO programs.

1 Sam B.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is such a great experience for teachers! I've been on two trips with them: Galapagos and the W-trek. Each experience we were provided excellent local guides who were very knowledgeable about the culture and location. The best part of it, you're traveling with like-minded educators! Each trip has great experiences that you can bring back to your classrooms. In my experience, my students have loved hearing about my travels.

1 Brit C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the time I decided to take a trip with an academic organization that partnered with GEEO, I felt so taken care of by the team. They answered all of my questions in a timely manner and I felt comfortable and confident traveling to an unknown part of the world with this teams planning and organization.

1 LindaES

Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO is a wonderful organization to travel with. I've been on two trips with them, Southeast Asia in 2017 and the Baltics in 2019, and definitely plann on more trips with them in the future. GEEO is so easy to work with, helpful and responsive. Their trips are small groups with well-planned itineraries and amazing trip leaders. GEEO also genuinely wants feedback after your trip and incorporates that feedback into making future trips even better. Highly recommend!

1 Nikki H.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO has consistently provided me with wonderful travel opportunities in general but has also helped me build a solid network of educator friends across the globe to collaborate with, commiserate with and celebrate with. I’ve been able to gain additional professional knowledge. GEEO has also helped me book trips through their partner that they are not offering which is also helpful! They are the beast!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO is a great organization that helps support teachers getting professional learning overseas. The organization is reliable, responsive, detail-oriented, and friendly. You can really tell that GEEO is passionate about international travel and supporting teachers. I would highly recommend partnering with them or being their client!

1 Czarina C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO is a great organization and offers teachers an opportunity to travel. I have seen places I have only dreamed of seeing.GEEO also provides solo travelers a chance to visit places with the support of a group.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO is the best. I would never be able to travel to these exotic locations without their help. Jesse is always helpful. I have never had a bad experience.

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2 Wendy S.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have traveled twice with GEEO and thoroughly enjoyed the experiences. Travel is affordable and the like-minded companionship of teachers makes it even more rewarding. GEEO uses local guides who are with us 24/7 and provide enriching, educational experiences. Can’t wait for this pandemic to end so I can travel again with GEEO

1 Karen Christensen G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have taken three trips with GEEO, and when I say that finding GEEO changed my life and my teaching, I’m truly not exaggerating. As a nonprofit, GEEO makes travel more affordable and so much easier to plan for teachers. As a newly solo traveler, I put my trust in GEEO to handle all the details of my trip, letting me focus on the experiences that would enrich my life and that I could bring back to my classroom as well as on the like-minded travelers I would meet along the way. I have seen more of the world in the last four years than I had in all the years leading up to them. To Jesse and GEEO, I am forever grateful.

1 Emily D.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve been on three international trips with GEEO: Iceland Summer, Egypt Winter, and The Baltics. Each was special, life changing, and unforgettable in its own way. I made friends on each trip, and have plans to travel with them on future GEEO adventures!
I am scheduled to go on two more trips this summer, and hope that it is safe to travel by then. If not, I will for sure go next summer and probably one more in the winter.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This trip was a perfect combination of time, unique and wonder. The bottom line is I know I want to return to the Galapagos. This GEEO trip with 15 people showed me a world I could only imagine until I went. Yes to GEEO

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you had all the time and money you needed, where would YOU like to travel? I ask this question of people wherever I travel. My wife and I are both teachers and one of the great perks is TIME. A friend recommended we check out GEEO and in 2016 we went to Iceland. We were impressed. The trip was invigorating, educational and fulfilling. We have traveled to six continents independently and with several different groups. Wish we had gone with GEEO earlier and plan to again. One is always cautious with "promises on the internet." With GEEO you get exactly what is promised!

1 Jan_81

Client Served

Rating: 5

After 29 countries, independent and group, I can say wholeheartedly that GEEO is the best I've experienced! Small groups, informed and enjoyable guides, a carbon offset program, and a great combination of activities make GEEO programs stand out. This past summer I experienced Morocco with Mohammed as our guide. His helpfulness and always positive attitude made the experience particularly enjoyable. Hoping that this summer I can experience the Baltic countries, again with GEEO.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This summer was both my 3rd and my 4th trip with GEEO and both were a great experience! My 2 trips, to Bali, and then Bangkok to Hanoi were fun, informative, and well-organized. I like the small group size, too. They pick sites to visit, but also allow a lot of flexibility to pursue your interests. I like the experiential focus, such as a cooking class in Bali on the beach!

1 Amy P.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GEEO is one of teachers' closest allies. They share our collective commitment to engaging young minds, connecting students to the world in meaningful ways, and promoting a deeper understanding of geography, culture, history, and language. By investing in teachers, GEEO reaches thousands of students. They understand that educators are conduits of information and bridges that enable student exploration of distant places. I remain indebted to the GEEO staff for coordinating an unforgettable journey through Jordan in 2019!

1 Knowingdog

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've done over 15 programs with GEEO. It has truly defined me as a teacher. All of my experiences have given credibility to my teaching and allowed me to engage my students at a much higher level. The professional development has also given me a much higher level of credibility on my campus. I have been the chair of our campus global competency committee for the last three years and my GEEO experiences have fueled this leadership among my colleagues.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

EEO is addressing a very important educational need by enabling teacher to build their global competencies through international professional development. Our young students must be prepared to engage in an evolving global society. To do that, they must develop the knowledge and skills needed to assume a leadership role in the global society of tomorrow. To that end, our teacher must first develop their own competencies that allow the globalization of their own classroom. GEEO provided an extremely valuable opportunity for our educators to enhance their own knowledge and skills as they their travel experience also bring a first-hand experience and undeniable authenticity to their lesson. No doubt, my many experiences with GEEO have made me a better teacher. My most recent trip to Central Asia gave me a truly unique opportunity to expose my students to an important alternative perspective to this part of our world.

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1 Kyle O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO's trip to Patagonia was an unbelievable experience. I felt incredibly well-prepared, very well looked after, and was very happy with the overall experience. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, the hotels were safe and clean, and I was able to enjoy the experience without worry. Highest recommendation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I traveled for the first time with GEEO to Iceland over the past ten days. I did not have much experience abroad and was pretty nervous but I am so glad I took the chance. As someone who cares a lot about detail, I really appreciated the bountiful amount of advice and information offered both before and during the trip. Everything was laid out and explained perfectly. Every question I could have thought of was already answered on the website and I felt as prepared as I possibly could be for the experience. It was wonderful meeting a group of like-minded educators, our tour guide was phenomenal, I came away with literally a thousand amazing photographs, and I spent the last day of the trip traveling home on the plane ride already looking up future possible GEEO trips on their website. GEEO has my absolute highest recommendation.

1 Lauren H.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough amazing things about GEEO! I have traveled with them on 6 different trips and the last one was a fellowship in conjunction with Qatar Foundation International. I made some amazing friends and learned so much during our time in Oman and Qatar. I encourage anyone who is a teacher and wants to travel to use this organization. Their customer service is beyond any other travel company and my expectations have been exceeded on every single trip. It is amazing for single travelers, unlike many other companies that require a single supplement fee. I've had some amazing roommates who are now my friends for life!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO has been outstanding. I traveled to the Galapagos with the organization, and although I had an accident, the leaders were so kind and compassionate. I plan to travel again this summer (if all works out with the COVID-19 pandemic) and later in December 2020. I have nothing but positive regard for GEEO. Superb organization!

1 Dani P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a fantastic time traveling with GEEO. I felt safe and the trip was well organized. The activities were varied and interesting. Meals and accommodations met my expectations. There was a nice balanced of structured and free time. Thank you for an amazing experience!

Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO provided an organized and educational tour experience of Egypt over my recent winter break. It was a memorable trip!

Jimmy F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An experience that will allow myself as a teacher to both share and teach students many aspects of science and culture. Theres a world out there waiting to be explored that more people need to see it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been traveling with GEEO for 7 years and I happily see no end in sight! I have had so many wonderful experiences in so many beautiful countries and on every trip I meet like-minded people who love to travel, many becoming life-long friends. GEEO/Jesse takes any possible stress or worry out of traveling by making sure that all participants have detailed information at their finger tips on the GEEO website and the reassurance of knowing that he is always available to answer questions and provide assistance. GEEO helps me to see the world!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have traveled on 16 trips with GEEO in the last 7 years and will continue to do so because I know I can rely on GEEO to provide the best service and the most amazing trips. All of the information I need to be prepared for the trip and even during the trip is given and always in a fast and efficient way. I have learned so much about this beautiful world and made life-long friends through my travels. GEEO is the best way to fulfill any travel dream!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Loved my time in Morocco. Our guide, Aziz, made the trip an absolute blast! The accommodations, restaurant choices, and activities were a great balance and really catered to everyone's likes and abilities. It was a great trip and I will most definitely consider traveling with GEEO again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Exotic, mysterious and fun describe Egypt for me! I enjoyed learning about the rich history and culture, while traveling around the country in comfort...even in 100 degree temps! I can't say enough about our wonderful GEEO & G-Adventures guide, Michael and the excellent itinerary. I felt we got a great sense of discovery of the whole country in just 12-days. This is truly a remarkable trip!

Client Served

Rating: 5

A group of 4 teachers from my school were looking to travel with other teachers, and GEEO was recommended to us by a friend. We couldn't believe the amount of options that they have! As Biology teachers we couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit the Galapagos. It was an amazing trip. We saw so much. The wildlife was incredible. The people were great. Our tour guide really worked very hard to make sure that everyone was having their best time. I highly recommend GEEO.

Karen284

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have traveled with GEEO to Ecuador, Thailand and Vietnam, India and Nepal, the Galapagos, and Jordan. Each trip was very different but I felt confident that all the arrangements, both prior and during the trip were painstakingly organized. My questions and concerns are dealt with immediately and with knowledgeable answers. The tours are so wonderful I no longer look to any other tour groups. When I am traveling with GEEO I feel I get a good sense of the country. GEEO has taken most of the worry out of travel.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have traveled with GEEO to South America and Asia on four trips, I cannot say enough about this wonderful organization. From the information provided prior to the trip, the affordability, accommodations, going off the beaten track to the wonderful guides that GEEO arranges. I would not think of traveling with any other group.
Geeo goes all over the world and where they go to they serve those places like no other organization. You will be immersed in the culture, food, environment and come away with a connection to the place you have visited like no other. Most of the time the groups are composed of strangers who are all or almost all teachers. By the end most trips the people in the groups are life long friends.

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Nora W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've just finished my 3rd GEEO trip and I know there will be many more in the future! When you travel with GEEO you will be with many other repeat and happy travelers. We always end up talking about our favorite GEEO trips and what we would recommend next. I love how responsive GEEO/Jesse is to any problems or questions I may have. I know that if I don't have time to prepare I can just show up and things will go smoothly. But, the travel and trip information is extensive and even the packing list is super thorough. I like that our comments are valued and I know that the trips will continue getting improved based on our feedback. The only problem is that once you take your first GEEO trip you will be hooked!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a great trip and an eye opening experience on a trip to Egypt booked through GEEO! The level of service we received from Jesse as well as from the G Adventures staff was unparalleled, and we will be using this program again! A company that enables teachers to travel, as well as organizing tours that are geared toward those who are dedicated to the betterment of the global community and lifelong learning is a gem to find, and find it we have with GEEO!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I LOVE THESE TRIPS! What an extraordinary mission--to open teachers' minds through travel! Also, the trips fit into my schedule perfectly. They respond quickly to clients' requests. These trips are so easy to plan due to the CEO's meticulous organization and fastidious communication. It is a very personal travel company.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO organizes fabulous opportunities for teachers to explore the world.

1 pinkpetunias

Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO is the best! I love traveling with teachers from across the US. Trips are well-arranged, safety is always number one , phone calls and emails are answered immediately. The focus of being in a country and with its people rather than sitting in a 5 star Hoel is wonderful. The varied forms of transportation bring another aspect to the tours that I find add more depth to the experience.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have taken numerous trips with GEEO. I love traveling with other teachers and our focus on schools and education. I just returned from Madagascar and the trip was well-organized, I felt safe, our CEO was amazing and passionate about his country. GEEO has the best customer service. Emails and phone calls are answered immediately. I plan on continuing my travels with GEEO.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO’s mission is incredible. Helping America’s teachers see the world and bring it back to their students is absolutely the way to help the next generation be more globally minded.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I could never have imagined that I would have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and modern issues in Qatar and Oman, ever!. GEEO and QFI made it possible. I can now bring the stories of the people I met and the places I experienced directly to my students, who may never get to visit in person.

1 Lynn O.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

While conducting an online search of international teacher summer study tours, I was impressed by the number of offerings on the GEEO website and the affordability of the tours. I decided to join the Peru trip along with a friend. I was impressed with the quality of the guides and their professionalism in getting all of us through the Inca Trail and the depth of what we experienced and learned in the Amazon. Our small group size enhanced the experience. I absolutely loved my group.
The variety of activities provided was well balanced with free time to explore on my own. One of my favorite days was when we visited the craft villages and restaurant supported by GEEO. I have already incorporated some of my experience into my teaching.
I was so impressed with my experience that I got together with two others from the Peru trip for a reunion in the Catskills. We hiked, cooked a Peruvian dinner including pisco sours and decided on our next GEEO adventure. Morocco here we come!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been on 2 GEEO trips as a solo female traveler, and both were fantastic! I went to Central Europe in June 2017 and Peru in July 2018. All of my trip leaders were knowledgeable about the locations I visited. They were available for help/company whenever needed, but they were also fine providing support for travelers who wanted to be more independent. Also, my fellow travelers on both trips were diverse in age and very friendly. I had no trouble meeting new friends as a solo traveler. In fact, before both trips, I met a fellow traveler on the Facebook event page for the trip, and we planned a few days of additional travel together. I'm grateful to GEEO for giving me the opportunity to explore new countries that I wouldn't have had the courage to visit on my own.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I traveled to Greece this summer through GEEO. A wonderful, organized trip with energetic teachers was exactly what was provided. Jesse answered questions ahead of time. Mirjam was a tour leader who was knowledgeable about all of the things we were going to see and do in Greece. She was available 24 hours to us. The hotels were quaint and charming. I enjoyed the small villages we saw more than the big cities. People were very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and fresh! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pita, chicken, swordfish, and gelato! We traveled by mini buses, vans, train, ferries, small boats, and more. I learned a lot about the ruins and history of Greece. Visited so many places in two weeks. I added on days in the beginning and at the end to see and do more activities. I would recommend booking a trip through GEEO.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I traveled to Greece this summer via GEEO, who partners with G Adventures. GEEO provided very well-organized information that helped me prepare for the trip, and Jesse was quickly responsive to questions and concerns. The trip was so informative and it was really lovely to be able to travel with other teachers who shared an interest in the history and archaeology.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I travelled with the Armenia & Georgia group, and I'd recommend the trip, particularly for solo travelers! Our tour guides were incredibly knowledgable and friendly, and the hotel accommodations included everything from "nice" to "fantastic." I enjoyed getting to know my fellow travelers, but I also had the luxury of a small group; keep in mind that some of the trips can have 14 or more people. Some of my favorite moments: visiting the genocide museum, Mother Armenia, climbing into St. Gregory's pit, climbing to the Temple of Garni, the Caucasus mountains, Uplistsikhe caves, wine tasting, a cooking class, touring Old Tbilisi! The trips are well planned and highly informative, but I especially appreciated that we occasionally had some down time to either rest or go exploring on our own. I definitely recommend GEEO for world-curious travelers!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Jesse is great to work with! If you call or email him you will get a quick response with good information! I have greatly enjoyed each trip I have taken with GEEO!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a wonderful trip to Morocco with GEEO. The trip was well-organized, informative, and very affordable. The local tour leader we had was truly first class. He taught us so much about the history, culture, and current issues of the country. I will be sharing all that I learned with my students and the school community in the fall!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great study tour experience traveling to Nepal and Tibet. I learned so much about Hinduism, Buddhism, politics, economics, and the cultures of these two locations that I can now share with my students. The landscapes are breathtaking.
I greatly appreciated the visits to the Sisterhood of Survivors Project which helps young women transitions out of human-trafficking and the Panauti home stay, a community based project, which helps local families in this village. Invaluable!!!

1 Madeleine H.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GEEO provides meaningful and impactful opportunities for educators to connect across the globe. Each time I have traveled with GEEO I've returned empowered and inspired to bring a sense of global awareness and appreciation to my students. I highly recommend this organization to any educator.

1 Ann Beyer G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A trip to the Galapagos has always been a dream trip and GEEO fulfilled all my hopes for the trip. We had a very knowledgeable guide, saw all the animals I expected and had great accommodations and meals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently went to India and Nepal with this organization. I feel like they thought of everything and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. I learned so much and I am so excited to bring it back to my students.

1 Ann Cook P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I participated in the Iceland trip, and it was fabulous! The trip was well planned, our guide was excellent, and the country is breathtakingly beautiful! Some of the highlights included whale watching--whales right beside our boat for over an hour, a glacier hike, hikes to the top of waterfalls, watching puffins, and fun with colleagues. GEEO put together an amazing trip that was educational and fun. I'm already looking forward to my next trip with GEEO!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I traveled to Iceland with GEEO and had an amazing time! We went whale watching and saw 5 whales frolicking right beside our boat for 45 minutes, and also climbed on a glacier. The terrain in Iceland is so different--it is like a different country. Our guide was fantastic, very professional and friendly. It was a terrific trip!

2 Derek G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went on a trip to India and Nepal in the summer of 2018 with an eclectic group of caring people of all different ages who I am now proud to call friends, many of them teachers like myself. Hands down it was the best traveling experience I've ever had, and this comes from an educator who has taught in 4 different countries and visited well over 50 countries. It was also the toughest traveling experience I've ever had in many ways. It kind of reminded me of the old army commercial, you know the one, "It's the toughest job you'll ever love." The heat and sheer density of people and cars presented some real challenges, but the payoff of what I learned and experienced far outweighed any negatives. It was definitely the toughest trip I ever loved. I can highly recommend GEEO!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This March was my first trip with GEEO (Morocco). I traveled there with a group of amazing teachers and had a fantastic experience. Our guide was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Although the trip was very fast-paced, it seemed effortless and easy because of how organized everything was. GEEO offers amazing, well-organized experiences all over the world and I would highly recommend them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Jesse is very helpful and I enjoyed my experience with GEEO! I made great friends and thoroughly enjoyed my travel in Morocco!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have done two trips to Africa with GEEO and was very happy with both of them. The trips are well planned with all the details thought out and well communicated before, during, and after the trip. Having the same local tour guide on the trip is very informative and interesting. The Executive Director, Jesse Weisz, is always available and has done many of the trips himself so he has firsthand experience and knowledge. The focus on how each trip can be potentially utilized in the classroom is very helpful. The benefits of using the trip for continuing education credits as well as being able to declare it as a tax write-off is great for teachers on a more fixed budget. It's also amazing to meet other teachers from all over the United States and to share stories/experiences in both teaching and life. I would highly recommend this travel group to educators and non-educators alike!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO is absolutely wonderful! After taking my first trip with them to Ireland, I would recommend them to anyone and plan to take trips with GEEO in the future. The experience was absolutely fantastic - from the professional yet personal service provided by the GEEO team, to the tour itself with partner G-Adventures (phenomenal tour company, btw), and the connections made with other teachers on the trip made for an incredible experience. Also, the way the trip is set up, you are able to learn so much more about the area of travel than if you were to simply plan your own trip (and why hassle with all that planning when it's already done for you for at a great price?) When I returned to the classroom, I had fellow teachers ask me how I learned so much on a 10-day trip, and my students love hearing about the trip and are so much more engaged in lessons when I "sneak" in something to do with my Ireland GEEO trip. It's also an added bonus that you receive professional development credit - this is how PD for teachers should be all the time! And the connections you make with fellow teachers is priceless. Thank you GEEO for making travel for teachers not only possible, but an enriching experience!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely amazing organization. I attended the summer India/Nepal trip in 2017. I could not ask for a more professional, organized, safe, and engaging adventure. This organization took such great care of us, and our experiences were absolutely breathtaking. They are truly out to make great experiences for educators. I would recommend to everyone I know.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I took a 16 day trip to India/Nepal in late July courtesy of GEEO. I couldn't be more impressed with the quality of everything: trips offered, accommodations, customer service, and the actual tour itself. Our guide was knowledgeable, all staff were extremely easy to work with, and the experience was one of the best of my life. I will recommend GEEO to all of my coworkers and to any educator looking for a great experience.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO is awesome! Their program let's you experience the culture, not just see the tourist sites. Central Europe (Berlin, Germany; Warsaw and Krakow, Poland; Prague and Český Krumlov, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria' and Budapest, Hungary) was my 4th trip with GEEO. Stefi, our CEO, was fantastic. She did something special for each of us. For me, she went out of her way in Prague to find a Czech Republic National jersey for my son. Our small group ended up becoming a family!

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Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization to travel with. I've joined them on a trip to Peru and ended up getting sick. Our CEO had a doctor come to the hotel to check on me and then visited me in the hospital several times. When it was time for the group to leave Cusco, he brought someone to meet me and take over for him. Because of the care and concern exhibited, I joined them again on other trips, Morocco and Turkey. All three I would highly recommend!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I traveled around Morocco for two weeks in the summer and had an amazing experience! The program was extremely well planned and the itinerary well balanced and varied. The local guides and drivers were knowledgeable, helpful, and very professional. I felt immersed in the culture of the region and enjoyed seeing most of the country. I highly recommend traveling with this company, and taking a trip to Morocco!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO has been very cooperative with our interest in designing study tours specific to our group of National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) teachers. The trips have proven to be affordable for our teachers and both GEEO and G-Adventures work with us on accommodating our faculty leaders. We have run two trips thus far and are now planning a third. Here's hoping we can continue this relationship into the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently completed my 4th adventure with GEEO and I can't say enough wonderful things about this organization. Jesse immediately responds to any inquiries, the travel experiences are AMAZING, just when I thought I saw it all it only got better, home stays, school visits, and traveling with other like minded educators all are only a fraction of the bang for the buck!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This summer I traveled with GEEO for the first time to India and Nepal. What I found special about GEEO is the time and effort they expend to make your trip an incredible learning experience. From the places you stay to the places you visit, GEEO puts great care and thought into helping you get the most out of your trip! Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and willing to accommodate special requests to make experiences more meaningful. I plan on traveling with GEEO again in the not too distant future!

3 Kaitlyn U.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I had the most wonderful experience going to Ireland through the GEEO organization. The people that I met on my trip was the best part and it would not have happened without the background work of Jesse and GEEO. Not only did I have an amazing time, I was able to use the experience in the classroom already! I would recommend GEEO to anyone!