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The entire school community at Truman Primary School in Norman, Oklahoma is traveling to Jordan this year. “Armchair traveling,” that is. Students and staff alike are immersed in a new world of Jordanian culture, history, and art, and they don’t even have to leave Oklahoma. This is all thanks to one teacher who traveled to […]

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November 18-22 is International Education Week in the United States. The US Department of State and Department of Education have partnered to give some great suggestions on how K-12 teachers can incorporate international education into their classrooms. Read on for their ideas as well as GEEO’s suggestions on how to implement each one. 1. Incorporate […]

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We all have that one place in the world that we dream of seeing with our own eyes and experiencing firsthand. While GEEO offers teacher travel programs in dozens of countries around the world, we don’t cover it all every year. If you don’t see your destination on our current program list, you can always […]

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By GEEO Staff Our participants often ask what gear to buy for their GEEO travel programs. How do you pack for the Sahara desert in the winter or for Iceland in the summer? Our staff has traveled to over 100 countries and have picked up some travel gear favorites along the way. We want you […]

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By GEEO Staff World travel as professional development for teachers is a new concept to some. Did you know that traveling as an educator can have a lasting positive impact on classrooms, schools, and communities around the world? Read on for GEEO’s top reasons that teachers should travel! 1. Connect with other inspired & inspiring […]

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By Shawn McCarty & Yessenia Gutierrez in collaboration with GEEO Hello, teachers! We are Shawn and Yessenia, fifth and third grade teachers at Hoover Elementary and TEAM Charter School in Stockton, California. As fellow GEEO travelers, we’d like to share a great resource available to you for funding and sponsoring your professional development programs abroad […]

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GEEO welcomes our educators to contribute their travel advice on our blog. This piece provides advice to vegan or vegetarian travelers.  If you have a piece that you’d like featured on the GEEO blog, please contact us and we will see if it’s a good fit!  By Karen Sondak, science teacher and six-time GEEO traveler […]

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In addition to our own teacher travel programs, GEEO is proud to showcase the programs of other organizations that offer opportunities for teachers to travel. Many of these programs are free, and we encourage teachers to explore the possibilities. These programs have no affiliation with GEEO, so please contact them directly if you have any […]

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When it comes to travel insurance, the options can be overwhelming! With our extensive experience in teacher travel, the GEEO team would like to offer our advice on purchasing travel insurance. When traveling with GEEO and our partner G Adventures, it is mandatory for all of our travelers to have Emergency Medical insurance that covers […]

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Over 2,500 teachers have traveled the world on GEEO programs, and we’ve also helped many of those educators find the best airfare rates. These are our tips for finding the most affordable flights for your GEEO program. Use a Flight Search Engine As a first step, we recommend using a flight search engine to see […]

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