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Student Work Abroad Programs from InterExchange
nterExchange, a nonprofit organization with more than 40 years of cultural exchange experience, offers work and experiential learning programs for U.S. citizens around the world, including Au Pair, Teach English, Spanish Immersion and Work & Travel programs through InterExchange Working Abroad.

For non-U.S. citizens, InterExchange offers several inbound cultural exchange programs, including sponsorship and support services for international interns and trainees hosted by U.S. businesses; au pair placements across the United States; U.S. summer camp jobs; and work and travel programs in the U.S. Visit our website for more information.
Student Work Abroad with InterExchange Cost: Varies
Dates: Year-Round, Placements last 1 week to 2 years, depending on the program
Contact: Interexchange, Inc., 100 Wall Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10005, USA.
Tel.: 212-924-0446; toll-free 1-800-597-3675.

BUNAC Working Adventures Worldwide
Since 1962, BUNAC have been enabling all young people to discover the world through life changing work and travel adventures. We are experts in providing programs that span a long list of countries: the UK on our Intern in Britain program, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador, South Africa, Cambodia, China, Spain, Nepal, Thailand and Canada. We provide assistance in getting your work permit and job hunting support in-country. To find out more information, visit our website. 

Internship work in the UK Dates: Year round
Contact: BUNAC USA, 585 N. Juniper Drive Suite 250, Chandler, AZ 85226
866-220-7771 or 1-800-GO-BUNAC

ELI Abroad
Experience a cultural immersion while participating in a meaningful international internship or volunteer program! ELI partners with hundreds of local organizations in countries on five continents to provide internship or volunteer opportunities for anyone looking for an international experience. Whether you would like to devote your time to caring for orphans in the Philippines, teaching in a rural school in Ghana, breeding tortoises in the Galapagos, working at a health camp in India, planting trees in rural Tanzania, they can set up the right program for you. Internships and volunteer programs can last any length of time from a week to a year.
Volunteer Wordwide Dates: Programs are available throughout the year and dates are flexible.   
Costs: The cost will depend on the country and duration of the program.  
Contact: ELI
, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278

Teach English Abroad
Teach English abroad — it’s a great way to travel and see the world while paying your bills and gaining some valuable experience. Footprints has been helping teachers find great schools to work for since 2001. We’ve sent over 10,000 native speakers abroad to teach English. We usually have jobs in 15-20 different countries and specialize in East Asia and the Midde East. Locations like China, Korea, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi have the highest demand for teachers and the salaries and benefits to match.
Teaching English Worldwide with Footprints Dates: We have open positions all the time.

LEAPNOW: Transforming Education — LEAPYEAR Program
Choose LEAPYEAR and embark on the most unique first year of college on the planet. Travel abroad for 10 weeks in Latin American or India with a group of your peers. Explore your interests in depth and get real-world experience during your 3-month individual internship chosen from over 6,300 options in 126 countries. Journey inward during 8 weeks of inner-directed retreats that will lay the groundwork for stepping into the world and providing a space to integrate your amazing experiences. Do all of this while receiving college credit! Experience the world while getting your degree.
High School International Service Learning Dates: February – August 2018
Cost: See website for details
Contact: LEAPNOW: Transforming Education,11640 Highway 128, Calistoga, CA 94515
Tel.: 707-431-7265

AFS Intercultural Programs, Students and volunteers aged 18-29 spend 4, 6, or 12 months in one of 14 countries (Belgium, U.K., Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, and six Latin American countries). Most programs include language training prior to volunteer placement, homestay accommodations, and participation in local projects. Participants must fundraise before program begins.

Agriventure (International Agricultural Exchange Association), #105, 7710-5th St. SE, Calgary, Alta T2H 2L9, Canada; 403-255-7799;; Farm placements of agricultural trainees for 4-12 months in Scandinavia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, plus Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

AidCamps International, 5 Simone Ct., Dartmouth Rd., London SE26 4RP, England; 011-44-20-8291 6181; Small non-profit organization that sends teams of volunteers of all ages to various projects (e.g. Three weeks renovating a school for disabled children in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, or Cameroon).

AIESEC (International Association for Students in Economics and Business Management), 127 W. 26th St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10001; 212-757-3774; Business, engineering, and IT work placements available in 90 countries. Interns must apply through a university-based AIESEC chapter in the U.S.

Alliance Abroad Group, Variety of paid work placements placements in Australia and the U.S.A.

Association for International Practical Training, 10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Ste 250, Columbia, MD 21044-3510; 410-997-2200, fax 410-992-3924; or, or Short- and long-term placements in more than 80 countries through the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) available to university students aged 19-30 in science, engineering, math, computer science, agriculture, or architecture.

Biosphere Expeditions, Sprat’s Water, Nr. Carlton Colville, The Broads National Park, Suffolk NR33 8BP, U.K.; 011-44-1502-583085, fax. 011-44-1502-587414; info@biosphere-, Volunteers of all backgrounds help scientists working on wildlife conservation projects lasting 2-8 weeks (e.g. in the Peruvian Amazon, the Altai Republic of Central Asia, Oman, Slovakia, Namibia, Sri Lanka, and the Azores)

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA), 901 E Street, Suite 300, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA;; Summer camp counselors needed for Australia or New Zealand. Volunteer options available in partnership with the Global Volunteer Network in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Center for INTERIM Programs, LLC, P.O. 195 Nassau Street, #5, Princeton, NJ 08542; 609-683-4300; Consulting service based in Princeton NJ and Cambridge MA aimed primarily at pre-university and university students looking to arrange a worthwhile experience in the US or abroad, including room and board internships and volunteer work. Database with 5,000+ options. Consulting fee.

CIEE, 300 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101; 1.800.407.8839;; Paid Teach Abroad programs in Chile, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam for university graduates seeking to teach English internationally for a semester or a year.

Communicating for Agriculture Exchange Program (CAEP), 112 East Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0677; 218-739-3241, Work abroad program in a range of countries for people aged 18-30 (some programs vary) with at least two years of practical experience in agriculture, horticulture, or equine husbandry. For winemaking, exchange participants must be aged 21-35 and have experience of at least one grape harvest.

Cultural Vistas: Internships Abroad,, is an organization that is dedicated to providing a wide variety of cultural exchange programs for both inbound and outbound students worldwide. Cultural Vistas offers programs offering a variety of personalized professional internships and training programs to France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K. Summer fellowships are also available worldwide.

Earthwatch Institute, 3 Clocktower Pl., Ste. 100, P.O. Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754; 800-776-0188; International environmental charity that recruits over 4,000 volunteers a year to assist professional, scientific field research expeditions around the world.

ELS Language Centers, 400 Alexander Pk., Princeton, NJ 08540; 609-750-3512; The International Division oversees ELS’s 45 overseas franchises but is not directly involved in teacher recruitment. The minimum requirements for overseas placement are a BA in any subject and, ideally, a 130-hour TEFL or TESL certificate. Locations most likely to have teacher vacancies and provide airfare and assistance with accommodation are those in Korea and the Middle East. Berlitz, at the same address, has frequent EFL teacher vacancies worldwide. Berlitz teachers must be university graduates and willing to be trained in the Berlitz method. Contact:

Experience International, P.O. Box 680, Everson, WA 98247; 360-966-3876, fax. 360-966-4131;, Training and work experience placements in countries worldwide for candidates over 21 with at least two years work experience in field related to agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or natural resource management. Placement fee.

Explorations in Travel, 2458 River Rd., Guilford, VT 05301; 802-257-0152;, Conservation, teaching, wildlife rehabilitation, animal rescue, and environmental work placements and internships for students and adults in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nepal, Australia, and New Zealand. Placement fees.

Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD): International Development Internship. FSD provides capacity building, funding, and human resources to over 300 grassroots organizations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Our programs provide comprehensive development training, immersion, and the opportunity for participants to design and implement collaborative projects with the help of a Site Team and their host organization. With our partner organizations, we implement solutions that improve social, environmental, educational, and economic conditions at the community level..Contact: 517 Potrero Ave. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110 USA;,

GAP SPORTS, Coach sports and join community development projects in Africa and Latin America . Become a ski / snowboard instructor with work experience in Canada or learn to scuba dive and obtain PADI qualifications in South Africa.

Global Routes, 1 Short St., Northampton, MA 01060; 413-585-8895, Teaching internships for volunteers over 17 years of age in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Thailand, Kenya, Ghana, and India. Experienced leaders aged 24+ needed for travel programs.

Greenforce USA, 30 Public Sq., Nelsonville, OH 45764; 800-710-6065;, U.S. contact office for British organization Greenforce. Recruits volunteers for conservation and other projects worldwide, including marine conservation in Bahamas and Fiji for up to 6 months; combined community service and adventure programs in India, Nepal, Ecuador, Brazil and internships in Spain.

Horizon Cosmopolite, 3011 Notre Dame West, Montréal, Quebec, H4C 1N9, Canada; 514-935-8436;, Maintains database of volunteer and internship opportunities abroad. Tries to match clients with suitable placements. Registration fee (CAN$350-$500 before tax) plus varying placement fees according to project. Guaranteed placement. Also recruits Canadians aged 19-30 for 6-month remunerated internships starting Aug./Sept., teaching English in Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador and Thailand, and doing HIV/AIDS work in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Ghana, and the Philippines.

International House, New address from March 2007: 16 Stukeley St., London WC2B 5LQ, U.K. With 130 schools in about 40 countries, IH is one of the world's largest English teaching organizations. The Recruitment Services department hires most of the teachers, who must have at least a TEFL certificate after completing a 4-week Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or Trinity College London Certificate TESOL course.

International Schools Services. P.O. Box 5910, Princeton, NJ 08543; 609-452-0990; fax 609-452-2690;, Applicants for overseas teaching positions in private American international schools are able to interview in the states at one of ISS’s U.S.-based International Recruitment Centers. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, two years of current K-12 teaching experience, and in most cases teaching certification.

Internships International, 1612 Oberlin Rd., #5, Raleigh, NC 27608; 919-832-1575, Jan-May; P.O. Box 480, 23 Reed Rd., Woolwich, ME 04579; tel./fax.207-442-7942, June-Dec.;, Internships (unpaid) in range of fields lasting 2 to 3 months arranged in London, Glasgow/Edinburgh, Paris, Bilbao/Madrid, Florence, Budapest, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Cape Town, Morocco, Kenya, India, Ecuador, China, Australia, and New Zealand. Must be rising college senior or graduate. Application fee plus interns pay all travel, accommodation, and living costs.

Language Link, 21 Harrington Rd., London SW7 3EU, England; 011-44-20-7225-1065; Places TEFL Certificate holders in its network of affiliated schools in Slovakia, Russia, Vietnam, and China.

Peace Corps, 1111 20th St. NW., Washington, D.C. 20526; 800-424-8580, Sends U.S. citizens (minimum age of 18) on 2-year volunteer assignments. Volunteers serve in 71 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.

Projects Abroad, 80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004; 888-839-3535;, Short-term unpaid teaching and other voluntary positions in business, medicine, conservation, etc. in 19 countries, including Cambodia and Ethiopia.

Real Gap Experience offers a range of travel, volunteer, and work programs includes short-term conservation volunteering in Australia, working with wildlife in Southern Africa, paid teaching in China, and volunteer placements in Latin America.

Right to Play, 65 Queen St. W, Thomson Building, Ste. 1900, Box 64, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M5, Canada; 416-498-1922, fax. 416-498-1942; NGO that sends suitably qualified coaches to 22 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East for 1 year to implement sport and play activities for children in villages, urban centers, and refugee camps.

Scotia Personnel, 6045 Cherry St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2K4, Canada; 902-422-1455; or, Agency arranges au pair positions in Europe and Australia, hospitality jobs (6+ months) in the U.K., summer camp work in Italy, and teaching in Korea.

Search Associates, Tries to match qualified teachers and interns (who must be university graduates) with vacancies in international schools worldwide via its website and also teacher/recruiter job fairs held in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Dubai, London, Toronto, Massachusetts, California and others between January and July. Registration fee.

SWAP (Student Work Abroad Program) administered by the Canadian Federation of Students, 45 Charles St. E., Ste. 100 & 200, ON, M4Y 1S2, Canada; 416-996-2887,, Coordinates a working holiday program for Canadian students and non-students in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and South Africa. Non-Canadian students can participate in Work Canada for 6 months.

Taking Off, 12 Marlborough St., Boston, MA 02116; 617-424-1606, fax. 617-344-0481;, Gives clients (aged 16-25) access to a database with 2,500 options worldwide including volunteer work and internships but not paying jobs. Fee for short-term consultations and a flat fee for ongoing personalized assistance.

World Challenge Expeditions, Black Arrow House, 2 Chandos Rd., London NW10 6NF, U.K.; 011-44-8704 873173;, 400 expedition leaders for summer schools’ educational expeditions to Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. Four-week period of work between late June and late August. Usual minimum age 24 and minimum qualification mountain leader training and experience of working with 14-18 year olds.

Workcamps around the world accept unskilled short-term labor for 2 to 4 weeks, mainly in the summer. There is a massive effort to coordinate workcamp programs; however, for now interested volunteers should apply to a partner organization in their own country, principally Volunteers for Peace, 7 Kilburn St. STE 316, Burlington, VT 05401; tel. 1 (802) 540-3060;,,, and SCI (Service Civil International). Visit for an application.). Registration for most workcamps is between $235 and $500, which covers simple accommodation and food but not travel expenses.

WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), Global website has links to the national offices in the countries that have a WWOOF coordinator. National WWOOF coordinators compile a list of their member farmers willing to provide free room and board to volunteers who want to help and are interested in furthering the aims of the organic movement. Currently there are WWOOF branches in the U.K., Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, Uganda, Nepal, China, Japan, Korea, and U.S. An online list of organic farms in all other countries (known as WWOOF Independents) can be obtained from WWOOF-UK (P.O. Box 2675, Lewes, Sussex BN7 1RB, England); cost $30.

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