Become a World Explorer
World Explorers can now take you to over 25 countries around the globe. Check out the detailed information below about each of our destinations. Our customer care specialists can help you determine the best destination for you based on your time frame and travel goals.
While Belgium may be best known for Hollywood action-hero Jean Claude Van Damme (a.k.a. the Muscles from Brussels), Belgian waffles and fine chocolates, this small country has a global impact! Belgium is home to the European Union’s headquarters as well as several international organizations including NATO. Belgium actually contains a lot of diversity within its compact territory! The country is divided into French- and Dutch-speaking (or Flemish) sides, and there is also a small German-speaking portion of the country. As a World Explorer in Belgium, you can have the chance to explore its thriving city centers or its legendary countrysides!
Croatia is a beautiful country that is emerging as a popular European tourist destination. As a World Explorer in Croatia, you will have the chance to relax on the country's gorgeous beaches and get lost wandering the cobblestone streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Croatia is famous for delicious seafood and fine wines. Can you think of a better way to get to know Croatia than by seeing the country through the eyes of a local?
As a World Explorer in France, you will get the chance to learn the real French way of life. You can put on a barret, learn to make crepes, or become a cheese and wine snob during your stay with a local host family. Are you learning French? World Explorers provides you with an ideal environment to improve your language skills. While you are not required to speak French, we want you to come back from your trip saying more than just, "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi!"
Germany is not just the geographical center of Europe: it is also the political and economic center. One of the most developed countries in the world, Germany is home to much more than Oktoberfest, Berlin-style ping-ping and lederhosen. It is also made up of the beautiful North German Plain, the Central German Uplands (Mittelgebirge) and the Southern German Highlands. Germany's major rivers are the Danube, the Elbe, the Oder, the Weser, and the Rhine. Germany is about the size of Montana. Whether you have German ancestry, are learning the language or just can’t get your fill of wiener schnitzel, World Explorers will send you on the adventure of a lifetime teaching English in Germany for one to three months on a short-term cultural immersion program.
Are you tired of using the expression, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do?” Stop saying it and just do it! Join World Explorers in Italy and experience the country as a local. Italy is famous not only for its delicious cuisine and rich history but also for its extravagant architecture and gorgeous landscape.
Russian culture has a rich history, strong traditions and influential arts, especially when it comes to literature, philosophy, classical music, ballet, architecture, painting, cinema and animation. Whether you have Russian ancestry, are learning the language or just can’t get your fill of borscht, CHI would love to send you on your dream adventure to Russia.
Have you always dreamed of living in Spain? Whether you are a soccer fanatic, a Flamenco aficionado or a foodie in search of the best paella – you will surely fall in love with the deeply rooted Spanish culture. Join World Explorers to teach English to a host family in Spain. You will live with local hosts where you will be considered part of the familia for one to three months. You will have the opportunity to exchange your language and culture and improve your Spanish. We want you to come back from your trip with a Spanish lisp!
Turkey is a fascinating country that bridges Western and Eastern cultures thanks to its geographic location on two separate continents. Turkey boasts a unique combination of Europe and Asian traits. Home of the Blue Mosque, Troy and the Golden Horn, Turkey is unlike any other place you’ve been before. Breathtaking beaches, architecture dating back to the Ottoman Empire, incredible cuisine and friendly people make Turkey a popular tourist destination.
The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the powerful state of Kievan Rus' forming the basis of Ukrainian identity. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Poland, the Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, and Russia. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but its territory was eventually split between Poland and the Russian Empire, and later merged fully into Russia.
From the melancholic feel of tango to the euphoria of drinking mate, Argentine culture is a passionate mix of Latin American and European roots. Their cuisine is highly influenced by its strong Italian heritage, and it is known for some of the best wine in the world. The bustling capital, Buenos Aires, has been compared to Paris. From the wine country in the north all the way down to Patagonia, Argentina is an extremely interesting country composed of many unique variables. As a World Explorer in Argentina, you will get to know the country and its people by living with a local host family during a one to three month immersion program. You will also be able to improve your Spanish skills by communicating with the locals.
As a World Explorer in Brazil, you will engage with the warm and fun-loving people who are waiting to share their love of samba, football, a yummy bean dish called feijoada and their delicious caipirinhas with you! Can you think of a better way to experience Brazilian culture than being considered a part of the família?
Chile offers one of the most varied landscapes in the world. You can visit icy blue glaciers, hot springs, volcanoes, rainforests, dry deserts, grassy plains, and gorgeous beaches - Chile really has it all! Immerse yourself in Chilean culture and join World Explorers today!
Join our World Explorers program in Colombia and explore this colorful country and its people. Can you think of a better way to experience Colombian culture than living with a local host family where you will be considered part of the familia for 1-3 months?
Ecuador is an exciting tourist destination with its magnificent Andean mountains lined with 30 volcanoes, Amazon rainforest, colonial cities, colorful indigenous markets, Incan heritage, and an amazing coastline. Don’t forget the Galapagos Islands, far out in the Pacific!
The mixture of strong native legends, artistic expressions and Spanish cultural elements make the Mexican culture unique. Being proud of their native heritage, Mexican people have preserved many of their ancestors’ traditions in their art, music and cuisine. As a World Explorer in Mexico, you will see the country as a local. Your safety is important to us, and we will do our best to make sure your travel experience is secure.
Peru is one of the most exciting countries in the world, thanks to its great biodiversity, ancient history and colorful traditions. From the Pacific Ocean to the top of the Amazon River, there is a lot packed into the country’s small size. World Explorers creates a safe and fun environment for you to teach English in Peru. You will be welcomed into your host family’s home as part of the “familia,” and in return, they will become your friends for life.
What could be more exotic than spending a couple of months teaching English in Beijing, China? The many ways in which the ancient and the modern meet are fascinating and second-to-none! Home to The Great Wall, amazing Chinese cuisine and one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, China will surely blow your mind.
India's remarkable diversity is reflected in its landscapes, cuisine and customs. A journey through this intoxicating country will remain in your memory long after you've left its shores. As a World Explorer in India, you can get to know the country and its people through various volunteer and internship programs in Jaipur, the Himalayas, or Goa. It is truly the opportunity of a lifetime!
Been dreaming of visiting the Holy Land? Sign up for World Explorers in Israel to get the experience of a lifetime. CHI offers unique volunteer opportunities in Israel that are arranged through our trusted partner agency. These opportunities include working in an animal shelter, building ecological houses in the desert, conserving wildlife and even working in a hostel.
There’s something intriguing about Japan - images of dragons, cherry blossoms and samurais come to mind. From the peacefulness found in the rural villages to the bright lights flickering in Tokyo, Japan is a country where ancient traditions collide with the 21st century. Sign up to be a World Explorer in Japan and get to know the country and its people by living with a local host family during a short-term cultural immersion program.
There is much more to Kazakhstan than Borat! The vast transcontinental territory spreads from Europe to Asia and was once inhabited by nomadic tribes and occupied by Genghis Khan. The country is rich in oil and other natural resources. Major cities are home to modern and innovative architecture design. The former-Soviet country hosts a total of 131 distinct ethnicities that are each rich with unique cultural traditions. The Kazakh people are extremely welcoming and eager to meet native English speakers, just like you!
How would you like to live with a host family in Mongolia for a couple of months? Yes, Mongolia! The Mongol Empire was formed under the reign of emperor Genghis Khan, who united different nomadic tribes to conquer much of Eurasia. Today, Mongolia features a unique intersection of ancient and modern cultural traditions. While the cities are quite developed with modern infrastructure, the countryside is very rural and the locals still live in yurts. Home to giant vultures, camels and wild horses, Mongolia is probably the most exotic country World Explorers offers as a destination.
Looking for an experience off the beaten path? Why not visit Morocco? Just a skip, hop and a ferry ride away from Spain, across the Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco will blow your mind. First of all, it’s in Africa. Second of all, there is a rich history dating 12 centuries back. There are so many things to see in this colorful country filled with majestic palaces, interesting museums, mouth-watering cuisine and stunning natural landscapes. Morocco is our only Arabic speaking World Explorers destination offered.
South Korea has been in the spotlight in recent years for its pop culture and cuisine. Whether you are a fan of Korean boy bands such as K-Pop, are learning the language or just can’t get your fill of kimchi, CHI would love to send you on the adventure of a lifetime teaching English to a host family in South Korea.
Located in Central Asia, Uzbekistan is a unique crossroads of people and cultures. As the former center of the famed Silk Road, it was the meeting place of great empires -including those of Alexander the Great, the Russian Tsars, Genghis Khan, and Tamerlan- as well as many nomadic tribes before the development of major sea routes. The modern state still boasts some of the oldest cities in the world, and its people remain spiritually diverse, following Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.
Have you always dreamed of going to Vietnam? Home to 30 national parks, three World Heritage sites and nearly 2,000 miles of coastline, Vietnam’s tropical climate and delicious cuisine make the country an attractive place to spend a couple of months teaching English to a host family or even in a classroom setting.