Our Story


  • Engage with Greenheart’s cultural exchange and higher consciousness initiatives around the world.


Mission and Vision:

Since 1985, Greenheart International has been a catalyst for global transformation through the facilitation of cultural exchange programs, personal development opportunities, volunteer service initiatives, and environmental advocacy projects. Our mission of connecting people and planet to create global leaders drives all that we do in Greenheart Travel and Greenheart Exchange.

Greenheart International is endorsed by the City of Chicago for the promotion of international education, environmental awareness, and citizen diplomacy. With an ardent commitment to sustainable practices, a steadfast dedication to expanding worldviews, and an abiding passion for planetary change, we are guided by our vision of a united and flourishing global family.



Greenheart's two branches focus on cultural exchange--both inbound to the USA with Greenheart Exchange and outbound from the USA with Greenheart Travel.


Culture of Greenheart


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We are driven by our mission.

We embrace our mission and use our passion to share it with our global community. Our mission informs our work and our future direction.

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We are focused on our impact.

We focus our efforts on creating a positive impact in the world. We monitor and evaluate our progress to determine what kinds of impact we are making. We are driven to do more.

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We empower action.

We believe everyone is capable of making positive change in the world. We strive to proactively plan for future challenges and to treat them as opportunities when they arise.

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We explore other worldviews.

We acknowledge that everyone has a unique worldview based on their own experience. Greenheart is committed to considering other points of view. Through exploration, we find strength in expanding our individual and collective worldviews.

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We are dynamic.

We are dynamic, responsive, and flexible. We adapt to the needs of our local and global community. We promote positive interaction among Greenheart branches and collaborate with the global community of organizations and individuals committed to a more peaceful and sustainable future for all.

  • Affiliations

    Greenheart connects with communities committed to cultural exchange, social transformation, personal development and volunteerism.