In 1985 the first mobile phone call was made in the UK, Michael Jordan was the NBA Rookie of the year, and Greenheart was founded.

In 1985, Greenheart (formerly known as Center for Cultural Interchange or CCI) began sending high school students to the United States from Spain. We are proud to say that today our organization works with over 60 different countries around the world to facilitate cultural exchange opportunities.




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Greenheart Exchange is a branch of the nonprofit, Greenheart International.

Our mission is to create global leaders and promote cultural understanding, through our variety of exchange programs hosted here in the United States. We provide cultural exchange programs with a focus on personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, and in support of fair trade. Our cultural exchange programs in the USA:
  • High School Programs (private and public schools)
  • High School Short-Term Programs
  • High School ESL Summer Camp
  • Intern and Trainee (Career Advancement Program)
  • Summer Work and Travel
  • Teach USA

We are trusted by the best

Greenheart Exchange is currently granted full listing by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) and is a member of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSTC), WYSE: Work Abroad Association, and the Alliance for International Exchange.

Support us

Every year we provide need and merit based scholarships to people all over the world, allowing them to participate in our programs, but we don’t stop there. Our alumni who want to continue the service aspect of their program can apply for Greenheart grants, to be used for volunteer projects in their home countries.

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