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Randy LeGrant

Randy is the Executive Director of the GeoVisions Foundation. He has spent the last 44 years managing organizations that send people abroad on cultural and educational exchanges.

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Au Pair Meaning: A Simple Definition? Or A Way To Get Paid To Travel?

on Jul 17, 2021 2:30:00 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Au Pair
Here in the United States, many people have no idea the meaning of au pair. While, in Germany, it's almost a rite of passage. In the US we use words like babysitter or nanny. In reality, those terms don't fully explain au pair meaning.
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Get Paid To Travel In An Aupairworld

on Jul 14, 2021 2:39:40 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Au Pair
Are you one of the 110,000 people who searched Google for "travel the world and get paid" this month? Who doesn't like to travel? It's coming up with the funds to make it happen that slows people down. And what happens if you actually do go abroad and decide you really like it? How do you maintain your finances for several months?
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Teacher Diversity Here And Abroad

on Sep 22, 2020 2:30:43 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Teach Abroad teach english abroad Covid-19 Diversity
When I checked my email first thing this morning, I noticed an article from Education Week entitled How COVID-19 Is Hurting Teacher Diversity. I highly recommend reading that piece. I thought I’d just “pile on” by writing about teacher diversity abroad since that’s what we do here at The GeoVisions Foundation.
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I Need A Visa To Travel! Now I Can't. Is My Visa Fee Refundable?

on Aug 19, 2020 1:01:53 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Covid-19 Refunds
Travel refunds due to Coronavirus have been elusive. Almost all GeoVisions Foundation travelers have elected to move their travel dates forward, many well into summer 2021. That's probably because traveling abroad with GeoVisions Foundation is very different from going on a tour or a cruise. On many of our programs we're providing good paying jobs and benefits so it's worth it to be flexible and move dates rather than drop out entirely.
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How You Can Help Open Borders Where Americans Are Shut Out

on Aug 17, 2020 2:26:42 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Covid-19
So you're eager to travel and you're an American. You're ready to pack your bags, plant your butt into an airplane seat and fly away. Your passport is ready to be stamped. It's time. What international travel restrictions are being placed on American travelers? And why?
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