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Global Exploration for Educators Organization

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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 2400 educators abroad. Over 400,000 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 400 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

184 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GEEO organizes fabulous opportunities for teachers to explore the world.

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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.

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!

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!

4 Kyle O.

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.

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!