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Travel to Croatia on a Budget

World Explorers is the the ideal program for adventure travelers, a gap year or traveling on a budget. You receive a private room and three daily meals in exchange of teaching English for 15 hours weekly to your host family.

The rest of the time is yours to explore as you wish!

Neither degree nor experience is required. You also don’t need to speak the local language. 
Your Destination


Famous City


Popular Dish


Main Tourist Attraction

Plitvice Lakes National Park

$1 buys $6.98 Croatian Kuna

Croatia is a beautiful country that has recently become a popular tourist destination. It is a former Yugoslav republic on the Adriatic Sea about the size of West Virginia. Part of Croatia is a barren, rocky region lying in the Dinaric Alps, but it also features the rolling hills of the Zagorje region, just north of the capital Zagreb. It even features a fertile agricultural region called Pannonian Plain that is bordered on the east by the Drava, Danube, and Sava Rivers. Over one-third of Croatia is covered by forests.

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?

CHI works with its trusted partners in Croatia to screen and interview potential host families. Our partner agency is highly respected in the student travel industry. Placements may be in one of a range of cities across the country, so we ask that you be flexible with your eventual location. Please also be aware that host families may not always live in the city center as urban home space can be limited.

Your free time is yours to explore on your own. Your local coordinator in Croatia will be able to help you arrange excursions and activities to keep you busy during your stay. Past participants have enjoyed swimming in Plitvice Lakes, hiking and climbing in the dramatic mountains of Paklenica and even exploring the nature and wildlife at Kopački Rit wetlands. Croatian language classes may also be arranged upon request.

Some of the overseas partner agencies we work with place restrictions on age. We recommend this destination for travelers ages 18-40+. Some older candidates may be considered, but we cannot guarantee it.


In order to teach English in Croatia you must:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a high school graduate

Be flexible and adaptable to a different culture

Be respectful of your host family’s rules

Be a fluent English speaker *

* from the United States, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand. Residents from other countries may only be considered if they are completely fluent in English
Travel options from 30 to 90 days

Program Costs

CHI is a non-profit organization, but we still have fixed costs that are necessary for running the program. Our overseas partners are actually for-profit, and we must take that into consideration as well. Our partners do the work to find and screen excellent host families that match your interests and needs!

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Live as a local, being hosted by locals. It is cheaper and you learn valuable insights about their culture and way of life.



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