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If you enjoy the outdoors, but most importantly love the idea of sharing, teaching and working with energetic young adults, being a a Wilderness Adventures Trip Leader has the potential of becoming a lifetime experience you will never forget.

Doubling as teacher, facilitator and mentor, Wilderness Adventures Trip Leaders introduce small groups to the merits of living simply while participating in backpacking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, sailing, fly fishing, biking, mountaineering and service project expeditions in beautiful places across the U.S., and as far away as Australia and New Zealand, Africa, Belize, Costa Rica, the Galápagos Islands, Peru, Europe and Thailand.

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Each Broadreach program has its own blend of discoveries and challenges, designed to take advantage of the unique character and opportunities of the region, while focusing on individual success and group dynamics.Spanish speaking Wilderness Instructors are needed to guide summer trips for teens and college students in the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Canada. After 20 summers with over 12,000 students, Broadreach has emerged as the world leader in summer adventure and study abroad programs for middle school, high school and college students. And the only summer program that blends college credit, community service hours and internationally recognized certifications on 70 adventures in 40 countries. Spanish speaking Wilderness Instructors are needed to guide summer trips for teens and college students in the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Canada. Responsibilities include leading students through a variety of outdoor adventures (from surfing, snorkeling and kayaking to hiking, rafting and rock climbing) and providing support on academic programs, with topics that range from language to biology to photography. Leaders live with students, so they must be enthusiastic and energetic to facilitate positive group dynamics, encourage personal growth, lead community service activities, and promote leadership development. Flexibility, teamwork, the ability to multi-task, and provide a fun, positive and supportive environment are all vital. Along with a salary based on contract length and qualifications, benefits include meals, accommodations, flights to and from staff training and program location, and travel insurance. Applicants must have experience leading and facilitating groups in wilderness environments, solid experience leading the activities offered on the course, be WFR certified and able to attend staff training in Raleigh, NC in mid-May and work through the summer. To apply, complete the initial online application.

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Each summer a unique team of highly qualified Leaders is formed who lead, teach, role model, care for, inspire, and educate small groups in places all over the world.

Each summer a unique team of highly qualified Leaders is formed who lead, teach, role model, care for, inspire, and educate small groups in places all over the world. Each Broadreach program has its own blend of discoveries and challenges, designed to take advantage of the unique character and opportunities of the region, while focusing on individual success and group dynamics.

Camp Europe: If you can dream it, you can do it!

New Exciting Camp Jobs in Europe! Camp Europe offers young, energized people from the EU, as well as Canadians, U.S. & Australians, the opportunity to embark upon the ultimate life changing experience in the Old Continent. With camp locations in Germany, Spain, Ireland, Austria, and a Group Leader program in England and Malta, you will participate in an amazing summer internship and meet people from all over the world. Through games, group dynamics, sports and creative activities, Language Coaches will teach English to kids for a few hours every day, then fill in as regular camp support staff. Camp Counselors will be in charge of small groups making sure they are safe, having fun, integrating to camp life, and motivating them to have a great summer experience. Adventure Guides will assist in the high ropes course or lead adventurous activities outdoors. The program fee of $400 covers full room and board, a weekly stipend ranging from 75-250 EUR, shuttle service, transportation to host camps, medical coverage while on duty, and intensive training. The 5-day International Camp Counselor training session will be held in Bavaria, Germany in late June. This will prepare you for your camp experience, whether it be survival and adventure, climbing and high ropes, language coaching or crafts & drama. All staff will also be lifeguard certified. Positions are available from 2-12 weeks and male applicants are especially needed this summer. For an adventure of a lifetime, fill out the online application.

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Start your European summer adventure out with a bang by participating in the Camp Europe’s Pre-Camp Tour!

Start your European summer adventure out with a bang by participating in the Camp Europe’s Pre-Camp Tour! Meet other summer 2015 participants before you begin work, and travel along with your peers for ten days in a relaxed backpacking style atmosphere throughout Germany.

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The Road Less Traveled — Life Changing Travel

The Road Less Traveled is an extraordinary opportunity to join with others and build deep relationships and meet challenges together. Life moves, changes, begins, ends, challenges, questions, hurts, exhausts, inspires, connects, satisfies, and rewards. Join RLT as you enrich the world and the lives of others.

Program in the Spotlight Creating life experiences that spark both physical and intellectual growth, The Road Less Traveled encompasses summer wilderness adventure, service learning and language instruction programs for young people ages 13-19. Participants and Field Instructors have the opportunity to venture to unique and culturally rich spots in the American West, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Florida Keys, the Gulf Coast, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, India, Italy, Norway, Tanzania or Taiwan. Field Instructors begin their summer with ten days of paid staff training, then guide and engage participants in service learning projects, language immersion programs, backpacking, ice and snow mountaineering, rock climbing, biking, kayaking, trekking, SCUBA diving, whitewater rafting and more from June through August. Co-Instructors and Interns work in conjunction with the FIeld Instructor in a variety of supportive roles. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and CPR certified, have experience working with teenagers and solid wilderness and international travel skills. Spanish fluency is required and/or helpful for some programs. Benefits include a salary, living expenses, a stipend towards certifications and the opportunity to work with world-renown and expert guides. The hiring season runs from September through early May. There is no official closing date, but the earlier you send in your application, the more likely you will be hired and placed on one of your trip preferences. TheRoadLessTraveled.com

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As a Field Instructor for The Road Less Traveled, you'll have the opportunity to work with other highly motivated, qualified, committed professionals and experience extraordinary lands and cultures around the world.

RLT Field Instructors are genuine, spirited, friendly, athletic, educated and well-traveled. They are not just educators and counselors, they are mentors. They are responsible, committed to those around them, purposeful and bold.

From rock climbing, jungle trekking, cave exploration (and a whole lot more), to learning Mandarin where it is really used, and working closely with developing communities, Dragonfly provides primary, secondary and university students an unforgettable learning experience.

Learn with Dragonfly: Pulling together on every challenge. Taking classroom learning into the world outside. Making a difference to lives across Asia.

Program in the Spotlight With exciting outdoor adventures programs offered in Hong Kong, China and throughout Asia, Dragonfly leads outdoor experiential education courses for primary, secondary and university students that combine purposeful engagement, direct experience and focused reflection. Senior Outdoor Instructors will lead courses that combine technical activities (such as rock climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, jungle trekking, snorkeling and rafting) and non-technical activities (including team building, camp craft, nature walks and service). Instructors must have an appropriate blend of technical outdoors skills, teaching skills and interpersonal skills to be successful in this position. Depending on a one or two season contract, you will earn HKD8,000–10,000 per month, plus an end of season bonus. Other benefits include staff housing, food on workdays and up to 1 week of unpaid leave. Applicants must have a University degree, outdoor technical skills (lifeguarding, kayaking, climbing, surfing, ropes course, LNT, etc.) and a minimum four seasons in a teaching/instructional role with children, youth or adults in outdoor education programs. Dragonfly offers 1 & 2 season contracts as well as full-time positions with good performance. Positions are available during the spring (late January to late May) and fall (September to the end of November). If you are looking to be part of a team dedicated to doing meaningful work and making a difference in lives across Asia, apply today! LearnWithDragonfly.com

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Instructors demonstrate enthusiasm, good judgment, risk management, planning with attention to detail and organizational skills in preparing, leading and wrapping up Dragonfly programs.

Working and traveling with Dragonfly is a wonderful way of helping to change youth for the better and make the world a better place.

With staff from all over the world, working for Dragonfly is a unique networking opportunity, which have led to staff traveling and visiting new friends far from home, and learning about new opportunities in other parts of the world.

You won’t find any other program with a more talented, dynamic and professional group of leaders than Wilderness Adventures.

Hike the Spanish Pyrenees, ice climb Alaskan glaciers or sea kayak the Puget Sound—all while helping fantastic groups of teenagers become better leaders, communicators and young adults. Wilderness Adventures runs summer programs that focus on multi-activity backcountry travel. Students (ages 12–19) are able to develop leadership, communication and team building skills while experiencing our natural world. Doubling as teacher, facilitator and mentor, Trip Leaders introduce small groups to the merits of living simply while participating in backpacking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, sailing, fly fishing, biking, mountaineering and service project expeditions in beautiful places across the U.S., and as far away as Australia and New Zealand, Africa, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Peru, Europe and Thailand. Responsibilities include teaching outdoor skills, minimum-impact camping, environmental and cultural awareness, outdoor education, and natural and cultural history. Applicants should have experience and an interest in the outdoors, but it is even more important to value working with teenagers. If your goal is to climb the Grand Teton, this is not the job for you. Your goal should be helping teenagers get up the Grand Teton, and helping them to learn about themselves and others at the same time. All applicants must be at least 21 and have valid CPR and Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certifications. A nice wage and all trip expenses are provided. 2015 training for all staff begins on June 12th in Salt Lake City, Utah with work through August 11th. An application can be downloaded online; internships are also available.

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The 8-day staff training in Salt Lake City is a perfect environment for beginning your summer leadership adventure with Wilderness Adventures.

Leading a Wilderness Adventures trip can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. The opportunity to travel with a small group of energetic young adults in spectacular outdoor settings, and to engage in meaningful conversations around the campsite and along the trail is a profoundly impacting experience. Read these staff perspectives »

Global Leadership Adventures presents a fresh, new approach to service learning abroad for intellectually curious and socially oriented teenagers.

Global Leadearship Adventures (GLA) presents a fresh, new approach to service learning abroad for intellectually curious and socially oriented teenagers. With programs offered in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, GLA provides life-changing experiences that will cultivate a global perspective and open-mindedness in students and that will ultimately inspire them to become great leaders and global thinkers. Working in tandem with a host country Program Director, International Directors (usually American, Canadian or British) maintain the health and safety of each student, lead daily travel and program logistics, and implement GLA’s service learning leadership curriculum. Directors are also responsible for managing, supporting and guiding Mentors, who will help facilitate all aspects of programming and lead reflection sessions with their groups. Compensation includes a weekly stipend, round-trip airfare to your program site (with flexible dates), all meals, lodging, transportation and travel insurance. Positions are available during the months of June, July and August, with intensive in-country training prior to your start date. Individuals sought are extremely energetic, engaging, comfortable in new and fast paced environments and interested in pushing themselves in new ways for the sake of personal growth and development. Preference will be given to those with extensive experience and advanced language skills in the country they are applying for, as well as possess a WFR and/or Open Water Lifeguard certification. Positions are competitive, so an early application is recommended!

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Global Leadership Adventures is always looking for talented educators to work as International Directors or Mentors throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America during the summer months.

With a high staff retention rate, Global Leadership Adventures is proud to say that the experiences they offer are equally as life changing for staff members as they are for the enrolled students. You will be exposed to amazing new experiences while connecting with vibrant teens from around the world!

Through service work and cross-cultural living, VISIONS offers new perspectives and deep learning while assisting under-resourced communities.

Are you ready for an unforgettable summer? VISIONS Service Adventures is now seeking enthusiastic, passionate, and motivated individuals to lead teens on life-changing experiences across the world! Blending construction-based service work, intercultural living and adventure, VISIONS offers summer community service programs for teenagers in under-resourced communities in the U.S. (Alaska, Montana, Mississippi), British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador & Galapagos, Guadeloupe, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Peru. Summer Program Leaders mentor teens and supervise projects, recreational activities, cultural experiences and daily living in a safe, challenging environment. Required training begins on June 18th in Bozeman, Montana or June 20th in Brooklyn, New York depending on placement, followed by a six to ten week commitment depending on location. Applicants must be at least 22 years old, CPR/first aid certified (WFR or EMT required at some sites), have experience leading and/or teaching teenagers and an interest in cross-cultural living. Safety certifications, carpentry skills, and experience living in different cultures are pluses in the hiring process, although not required. French fluency is required for Guadeloupe; Spanish fluency required for Latin American program sites. A team mindset, sense of humor, and a natural disposition for hard work and achievement is necessary. Salary commensurate with industry standards, room, board, and travel to site provided. Apply now to join the VISIONS team!

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VISIONS Service Adventures international community service: work hard, play hard, live dynamically, connect deeply, serve purposefully, see differently, make a difference.

VISIONS typically employs teachers, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates, returned Peace Corps volunteers, outdoor experiential educators and professionally-minded, hard working adventurers. Individuals who have experience leading students, who have traveled in other countries or cultures, who are enthusiastic about the VISIONS mission, and who want to work with teenagers will thrive in this environment.

Work & Travel Programs

Change your Perspectives. Change your Life. Travel for a Change. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and make a difference on a global level with Greenheart Travel.

Step out of your comfort zone and into your next travel adventure!

Program in the Spotlight Are you an experienced traveler looking for a challenging yet rewarding experience that will change your life? Greenheart Travel offers Teaching, Volunteer and Work & Travel programs to get you off the beaten path and on your way to an unforgettable adventure while making a positive impact on the global community.

Teach Abroad Adventures:
Teach in China Teach in Colombia Teach in Costa Rica Teach in Indonesia Teach in Myanmar Teach in Thailand

Volunteer Abroad Adventures:
Kenya Community Development Project
Peru Sustainable Development Project in the Amazon
Sri Lanka Elephant Conservation Project

Work & Travel Adventures:
Hit the road on a working holiday visa to Australia or New Zealand. Earn money to fund your travels as you gain unique job skills to make your resume stand out. Students can take advantage of Greenheart Travel’s Seasonal Internship in Thailand to get a head start on their career path before graduation.

All programs run year-round with flexible start dates; you'll also enjoy housing (most with a host family), meals, medical insurance, pre-departure and cultural orientation with local coordinator and 24-hour support. Picture yourself on your next adventure abroad and read travel stories on the Greenheart Travel blog!

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Greenheart Travel's Teach Abroad program correspondent, Chase, shares his latest adventure in Myanmar celebrating the New Year in one of the world's largest water fights.

Greenheart Travel's environmental sustainability project in Peru offers an unforgettable experience to work closely with scientists and local experts studying animals in the Amazon Rainforest.

Where in the world will you go? With programs in more than 20 countries around the world, InterExchange Working Abroad will take you almost anywhere you want to go!

Is going on an adventure abroad one of your goals this year?
With programs in more than 20 countries around the world, InterExchange Working Abroad will take you almost anywhere you want to go! From volunteering to teaching English to working as an au pair to traveling on a work program, InterExchange programs will offer you continuous support during your time abroad throughout Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Programs offer room and board and/or a stipend, in-country support, visa guidance, a 24-hour help line and opportunities for cultural learning. Add to your resume, explore another country firsthand and even learn a second language. Whether you want to take a semester off, go abroad for a summer or stay for an extended program, InterExchange Working Abroad will work with you to make sure you have an unforgettable experience!

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Thanks to the InterExchange Work Abroad program, I spent five wonderful months in Peru, where I learned Spanish and volunteered with underprivileged kids. —Andrea, InterExchange Volunteer in Peru

Thanks to the InterExchange Work Abroad program, I spent five wonderful months in Peru, where I learned Spanish and volunteered with underprivileged kids. Thanks to that international experience, I have furthered my career and am overseeing new operations in Latin America. I just want to say thanks to InterExchange for helping facilitate the whole experience. —Andrea, InterExchange Volunteer in Peru

Divemaster Job Adventures in the Caribbean!

Divemaster Internships/Go Pro Cozumel

Work, live and dive at a PADI 5 Star IDC dive resort in Cozumel, Mexico with Divemaster Internships/Go Pro Cozumel! While training towards becoming a PADI Pro Divemaster, you will work at the dive resort and learn about the daily operations, local marine life and conservation, customer service, and the role of a PADI Pro Divemaster. No scuba diving certification is required, however, an Open Water or entry-level certification is recommended. It is a good idea if you are in good physical shape and have a friendly and fun loving personality. Respect for nature and being a water lover of at least 20 years of age is important as well. Internships start on the 1st and 15th of every month and last from 4 to 8 weeks depending on your diving certification level upon entry. Fees range from $1,450 to $2,590 based on skill level. Your home away from home is a gated-access, modern Mexican style house in the center of the city, complete with cable TV, DVD, WiFi and computer, plus free access to No Name Bar beach club, a short walk away. An application request is required and a response will be given in a few days after receipt as to acceptance into the internship program. Begin your dive adventure today!

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Work, live and dive at a PADI 5 Star IDC dive resort in Cozumel, Mexico with Divemaster Internships/Go Pro Cozumel!

With 14 dive boats and 30+ Divemasters on staff you are sure to have a great educational experience learning how to be a Divemaster. You will be trained by some of the worlds best professional "REAL" working Divemasters. Check out who's coming to Divemasters »

Roatan Divemaster Internship - the best way to become a professional diver.Roatan Divemaster Internships! Spend time on a beautiful Caribbean island and dive on the world's second largest coral reef! As a Professional PADI 5 Star Instructor Development and Green Star Award Winner dive center, Roatan Dive Academy provides SCUBA diving adventures on Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras. Powered by Subway Watersports, Divemaster Interns will have an opportunity to be taught all aspects of working within a busy, successful dive operation at a great resort location while training to become a PADI PRO diver. Go from zero to hero with their Open Water Divemaster package! After your internship, you can continue your education and join their Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC)—with small group sizes and personal teaching methods offered. Internships begin on the 1st and 15th of every month for a 4 to 9 week duration. Fees start as little as US$1,530 and include instruction, diving, use of equipment, shared lodging in a rustic island house and lunch. PADI certifications, training materials and insurance are extra. If you're open minded, positive, flexible, sociable, outdoorsy and love the water, send an email to Kayla Laverty for an application and get a taste of an amazing career! Come take the plunge with Roatan Dive Academy today.

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Intern at Roatan Dive Academy and experience a new career that lets you work at the most exotic locations around the world. Continue to Dive Instructor and get a head start in the job you've always dreamed of.

Join the Tribe on the Caribbean Island Roatan! Divemaster Interns with Roatan Dive Academy will gain a unique insight and hands-on experience working in the dive industry while obtaining the education, training and credentials needed to become a PADI Divemaster. Find out about internship availability and the people who have already signed up. Intern at Roatan Dive Academy and experience a new career that lets you work at the most exotic locations around the world. Continue to Dive Instructor and get a head start in the job you've always dreamed of.

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