and Summer Jobs Worldwide
Work Abroad Programs from InterExchange
InterExchange, 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.
|| 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
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.
||Dates: Year round
Contact: BUNAC USA, 585 N. Juniper Drive Suite 250, Chandler, AZ 85226
Tel.: 866-220-7771 or 1-800-GO-BUNAC
|Active Travel Guide
Backroads, the world's #1 active travel company, is seeking seasonal Trip Leaders to lead and support our award-winning biking, hiking and multisport vacations in Europe and throughout the world. Our leaders enrich each trip with their personality and passion for travel and the outdoors, while providing outstanding customer service and sharing their love and knowledge of the area. Multilingual and well-traveled applicants who are fluent in English are encouraged to apply.
Visit www.backroads.com/leaders for more information about this exciting opportunity and lifestyle, meet a few of our leaders and to fill out the online application.
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.
are available throughout the year and dates are
Costs: The cost will depend on
the country and duration of the program.
Contact: ELI, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver,
GVI has a huge range of volunteer programs
to suit the environmentally conscious traveler who
seeks adventure and new experiences around the globe.
Be it training as a safari field guide in South Africa,
teaching English in Laos, or diving as part of a marine
research team in the Indian Ocean, you will find a
huge range of exciting opportunities with GVI.
our website for upcoming start dates
Phone: 1 888 653 6028
Find out more about GVI’s Volunteer
Abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions
culture like never before while making a real difference
in people’s lives. You’ll gain perspectives
and insights into the local culture and yourself
while working side-by-side with local people on
community-led initiatives. Placements are available
in the areas of social services, education, and
health. Choose from 9 countries—Costa
Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Morocco, Peru, Tanzania,
Week to Three Months
Costs: Contact Us for Pricing
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions,
2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: US Toll Free: 1-800-380-4777
AFS Intercultural Programs, www.afs.org.
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.
Agricultural Exchange Association), #105,
7710-5th St. SE, Calgary, Alta T2H 2L9, Canada; 403-255-7799; email@example.com; www.agriventure.com.
Farm placements of agricultural trainees for 4-12
months in Scandinavia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands,
plus Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
5 Simone Ct., Dartmouth Rd., London SE26 4RP, England;
011-44-20-8291 6181; www.aidcamps.org.
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,
AIESEC (International Association
for Students in Economics and Business Management),
127 W. 26th St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10001; 212-757-3774; aiesecus.org.
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, www.allianceabroad.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, www.aipt.org or www.iaesteunitedstates.org.
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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ccusa.com.
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;
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; email@example.com; www.ciee.org/teach. 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, www.caep.org.
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, culturalvistas.org, 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.
3 Clocktower Pl., Ste. 100, P.O. Box 75, Maynard, MA
01754; 800-776-0188; www.earthwatch.org.
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; www.els.edu.
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: www.berlitz.com.
P.O. Box 680, Everson, WA 98247; 360-966-3876, fax. 360-966-4131; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.expint.org.
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
Explorations in Travel,
2458 River Rd., Guilford, VT 05301; 802-257-0152; email@example.com, www.volunteertravel.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fsdinternational.org.
GAP SPORTS, www.sportingopportunities.com.
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 Ecovillage Network
(GEN) Europe e.V., c/o ZEGG Community, Rosa-Luxemburg
Str. 89, D-14806 Belzig, Germany; 011-49-33841-44766; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, gen.ecovillage.org.
GEN functions as the umbrella organization for a wide
range of intentional communities and eco-villages
all over the world, many of which welcome guests and
volunteers. Volunteering for GEN works in a similar
way to the WWOOF exchange).
Global Routes, 1
Short St., Northampton, MA 01060; 413-585-8895, www.globalroutes.org.
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
Global Vision International, www.gviusa.com.
Tel. USA: Call toll free 888-653-6028. Tel. in UK:
01727 250250. Sends thousands of volunteers per year
on conservation expeditions and community development
30 Public Sq., Nelsonville, OH 45764; 800-710-6065; email@example.com, www.greenforce.org.
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.
3011 Notre Dame West, Montréal, Quebec, H4C 1N9,
Canada; 514-935-8436; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.horizoncosmopolite.com.
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.
Institute for Cultural Ecology,
P.O. Box 991, Hilo, HI 96721; 808-640-2333; email@example.com, www.cultural-ecology.com.
Academic internships in Fiji, Thailand, Hawaii, Nepal,
Australia, and New Zealand, working on marine biology
projects, environmental advocacy, or custom-designed
projects in participant’s field of interest. Four,
8, or 12 weeks.
International House, ihworld.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iss.edu.
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.
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.; email@example.com, www.internshipsinternational.org.
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.
21 Harrington Rd., London SW7 3EU, England; 011-44-20-7225-1065; www.languagelink.co.uk.
Places TEFL Certificate holders in its network of affiliated
schools in Slovakia, Russia, Vietnam, and China.
LEAPNOW: Transforming Education.
LEAPNOW offers group and individual programs bringing
together academic credit, strong intentional focus on
personal evolution, and a database of 6,000+ ways to
travel, study, and work in 126 countries for ages 17-24.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.leapnow.org.
Peace Corps, 1111
20th St. NW., Washington, D.C. 20526; 800-424-8580, www.peacecorps.gov.
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.
80 Broad St, Floor 32, New York NY 10004; 888-839-3535; email@example.com, www.projects-abroad.org.
Short-term unpaid teaching and other voluntary positions
in business, medicine, conservation, etc. in 19 countries,
including Cambodia and Ethiopia.
Real Gap Experience,
1st Fl., Zurich House, Meadow Road, Tunbridge Wells,
Kent TN1 2YG, U.K.; 011-44-1892 701881; www.realgap.co.uk.
Sister company called Gap Year for Grown ups (www.gapyearforgrownups.co.uk).
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.righttoplay.com.
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.
6045 Cherry St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2K4, Canada;
902-422-1455; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.scotia-personnel-ltd.com.
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, www.searchassociates.com.
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, email@example.com, www.swap.ca.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.takingoff.net.
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; email@example.com, www.world-challenge.co.uk.
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;, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vfp.org,
and SCI (Service Civil International). Visit www.sci.ngo 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), www.wwoofinternational.org.
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.