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

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 students an unforgettable learning experience. Senior Outdoor Instructors will lead courses that combine technical and non-technical activities. Instructors must have an appropriate blend of technical outdoors skills, teaching skills and interpersonal skills to be successful in this position. Dragonfly is now seeking Instructors for the fall season (September to the end of November).

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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.

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. Training for all staff begins in mid-June in Salt Lake City, Utah with work through mid-August. 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 »

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

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.

China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Southeast Asia

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.

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. First season Instructors will earn HKD8,000 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 seasonal contracts as well as full-time positions with good performance. Positions are available during the spring (late January through the end of 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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Fall Season 2015 Jobs in Hong Kong and China!
Dragonfly is currently accepting applications for Senior Outdoor Instructors for the fall season, with a first intake beginning on August 31st and a second intake on September 28th. All contracts will conclude on November 30th. Many staff travel in Asia after they finish their first contract!

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.

Outdoor Education Asia is a Hong Kong-based company formed specifically to provide the highest quality, most experientially and academically educative outdoor programs in Southeast Asia.

Specializing in experiential education programs and tours throughout Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia, Outdoor Education Asia (OEDAsia) is a Hong Kong-based company that also operates Surf Hong Kong and the Sea Kayak Academy. OEDAsia is looking to hire long-term people motivated to help a rapidly growing and evolving company reach its goals!

Outdoor Educators will camp with student groups for periods from 1 to 10 days and deliver educative outdoor experiences with a team of passionate and committed educators.
Sea Kayak Instructors will guide local and tourist groups around the beautiful coastal regions of Hong Kong, teach people the art of sea kayaking and encourage people to pursue sea kayaking as a sport and lifestyle.
Surf Instructors will be fully engaged in the surfing life in one of the most amazing regions of the world.
Surf Lifesaving Instructors will be responsible for delivering quality surf lifesaving activities.

Benefits include a competitive salary, shared accommodation and return airfare from home location upon successful completion of a 12-month contract. Applicants must make a 6-month to 2-year commitment, have a relevant bachelor's degree, experience teaching youth in an outdoor setting as well as working or traveling in the developing world. Work schedules vary based on group needs and bookings and will include a lot of weekend work 26 days per month. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to John Terenzini.

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Surf Instructors will be fully engaged in the surfing life in one of the most amazing regions of the world.

Outdoor Educators will deliver educative outdoor experiences with a team of passionate and committed educators.

OEDAsia is committed to assisting the youth of today to safely experience the thrill of adventure, the challenges of new places, cultures, experiences, and the joys of nature. Come join a team that strives to make a positive difference and a sense of wonder and excitement to learning new knowledge.

Well known for an affordable camp experience, a variety of activities and friendly Instructors, Outbac Broga is a popular spot for outdoor adventuring, appealing to audiences of all ages and interests.

Located near Semenyih, Malaysia, Outbac Broga is an outdoor adventure campsite that can accommodate up to 235 guests in rustic-style accommodations. Outdoor Instructors will lead a series of exciting activities that include onsite station games (zip lining, wall climbing, raft building, kayaking, low ropes & obstacle course and a wet course) and offsite experiences (caving, waterfall abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting). Additional responsibilities include assisting the housekeeping and maintenance team, participating in the campfire evening and helping Outbac develop and expand. Being part of the Instructor team can be both challenging and very rewarding. You will receive a competitive salary, food and accommodation, Instructor uniform, the opportunity to take time off on quiet periods for exploring Malaysia and Asia, further training and courses in the outdoors, and reimbursement of a one-way flight ticket back to your home country upon completing a one year contract. Applicants must be eligible for a 3-month holiday visa to enter Malaysia, have relevant outdoor instruction experience, the ability to work independently and part of a team, and a passion for working with children. If you have a respect for and interest in people, places and local culture, a passion for the outdoors, and are hardworking, positive, tolerant, flexible, helpful and responsible, complete the online application form. Should your knowledge, skills and competencies fit Outbac’s requirements, a Skype interview will be scheduled. Positions begin on September 1st.

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Outbac Broga Instructors will lead a series of exciting activities at an outdoor adventure campsite that can accommodate up to 235 guests.

Outbac Instructors participate in the infamous Broga Campfire show, performing various fire skills that include jump rope, staff, fire breathing, fire eating and single/double spark poi art!

Did you know? The campfire experience is a bit different at Outbac. Instructors also participate in the infamous "Broga Campfire" show, performing various fire skills that include jump rope, staff, fire breathing, fire eating and single/double spark poi art! Although fire performance is not required, you will have the opportunity to learn fire skills through the Phoenix Fire Show team.

Work & Travel Abroad 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: Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Myanmar, South Korea and 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 a Seasonal Internship in Thailand to get a head start on their career path before graduation or work abroad this summer in Italy or Spain as a Camp Counselor.

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?
InterExchange can get your heart racing, from hiking through the mountains of China to zorbing in New Zealand to zip lining through the jungle in Costa Rica.

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 Holly Phoenix 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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