A Greenheart Trip: The Stars are Aligning in Branson

By: Shawna Pye, Greenheart Exchange, Work and Travel Employer Relations Manager

Branson, Missouri… “Where the stars come out. Often several times a day.”

Branson is a town full of action. It is abounding with live entertainment, family fun parks, museums and activities to keep an entire family hopping from fun-filled days, all surrounded by the beauty of lush foliage at every turn.

There are quite a few awesome places to visit, known for endless fun, but one of my favorites is a local amusement park! This park has convenient locations in Branson, where thrill seekers can play arcade games, race around multiple go-kart tracks, ride amusement park rides, play laser tag and so much more. Some of Greenheart Exchange’s Work and Travel participants have enjoyed a hot and humid summer working at the ‘coolest’ place in town!

Greenheart Exchange works hard to place thousands of participants with quality host organizations who provide housing, promote fun cultural opportunities, and have jobs that keep them on track to meet their goals of an awesome summer experience.  Many of the participants at this amusement park are from Jamaica, which makes them a perfect pairing! Branson has a similar climate to Jamaica, Jamaicans speak English as their native language and can easily communicate rules and safety priorities, and their required program end dates align nicely with the end of the organization’s busy season. For Greenheart Exchange, and the participants who spend their summers here, it looks like ‘the stars’ have aligned!

Want to explore a fun new area, have cultural opportunities, and a great new job experience? Check out Greenheart Exchange’s Summer Work Travel program!