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Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresWorking, volunteering, learning, living and traveling abroad for extended periods of time becomes the adventure of a lifetime for many.

Many venture to unknown lands to fill a gap of time in their lives, improve their fluency in a foreign language, meet new and interesting people, build self-reliance, or to help people and communities truly in need. Whatever your case, by traveling and working in a new land, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and meet people on their own terms, rather than experiencing it as a tourist would.

Explore your short-term and longer-term options for working, volunteering, interning or teaching in unique locations all over the world. In this channel, you'll find some of the best organizations to help make your dream of living overseas a reality.

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Whether you are looking to gain international work experience, help others less fortunate than yourself, or simply experience a new culture, Projects Abroad offers unique and worthwhile volunteer and internship projects worldwide.

Projects Abroad. 10,000 volunteers a year. Hundreds of ongoing projects around the world. Which will you do?

Program in the Spotlight Help, Learn and Explore with Projects Abroad by participating in a worthwhile international volunteer placement or internship. Spending time overseas with Projects Abroad can last from one week to a year in nearly 30 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Whether you teach in a Mexican school, work on a veterinary internship in India, help with English classes in Peru or participate in a medical project in Ghana, you will be joining a community of volunteers and local people, all working together to better their lives and their community. Along with a life-enriching volunteer or internship project, you will also live with a host family and experience the culture of your host country intimately. The full-time, in-country staff will meet you at the airport, introduce you to your host family and make sure you settle in well. Volunteer placements and internships include care, teaching, conservation & environment, sports, culture & community, archaeology, building, farming, performing arts, medicine & healthcare, journalism, law & human rights, international development, business and veterinary medicine & animal care. Language courses in Arabic, French, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and a variety of local languages as well as university dissertation research options are also available. The fee includes project placement, housing with a host family, three meals a day, comprehensive travel and medical insurance, 24/7 in-country staff support, and social activities with other volunteers. Projects-Abroad.org

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Projects Abroad. 10,000 volunteers a year. Hundreds of ongoing projects around the world. Which will you do?

Whether you are looking to gain international work experience, help others less fortunate than yourself, or simply experience a new culture, Projects Abroad offers unique and worthwhile volunteer placements, internships and language courses worldwide.

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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.

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.

Program in the Spotlight Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural exchange programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. Through travel and cultural exchange, they help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally friendly world.

Volunteer Abroad: Make a difference this year! Travel for a change by volunteering in 2-12 week projects geared toward environmental conservation, health care, women’s empowerment, community development and childcare.

Work & Travel: Hit the road on a working holiday visa to Australia or New Zealand. Jobs guaranteed! Earn money to fund your travels as you go.

Teach Abroad: Get paid to travel! Share your English language expertise with students in China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Myanmar, South Korea or Thailand while earning an excellent salary and great benefits for a semester or year.

Teach English in a Homestay: Spend 1-3 months with a host family in Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Peru, Spain or Thailand. Spend 15 hours a week teaching conversational English and the rest of the time with your family getting immersed in the local language and culture.
Language Schools: In-country language lessons will help you gain language fluency to boost your career, or help you test out of college language courses, in a minimum of 20 classroom hours a week.

High School Abroad: Experience 100% cultural immersion! Live daily life abroad as you learn a new language, gain maturity and independence and enhance your college application.

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. GreenheartTravel.org

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Greenheart Travel: Connecting People and Planet! Where will you make a difference?

Greenheart Travel offers students, recent grads and adults the opportunity to discover the world through cultural immersion programs. Become fluent in a language, study in a new country, volunteer with grassroots organizations, teach English around the world and become a leader.

A volunteer trip abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions will change you. Change the way you see other cultures. Maybe even change what you do with your life. All while you change the lives of others for the better.

A volunteer trip abroad with Cross-Cultural Solutions will change you. Change the way you see other cultures. Maybe even change what you do with your life. All while you change the lives of others for the better.

Program in the Spotlight As a Cross-Cultural Solutions international volunteer, you'll work side-by-side with local people on dynamic and inspiring community-led initiatives. CCS is a trusted member of the communities where they work. Their service is valued because they bring together the local knowledge and expertise of community development leaders and the motivation of international volunteers. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from nine countries, start dates year-round and programs from 1-12 weeks long. All of the logistics, from in-country accommodation, meals and transportation, to organized cultural activities and excursions, will be taken care of so you can focus on your volunteer experience. As a CCS volunteer, you may work with kids, adults, students, the elderly, individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS or people with disabilities — teaching, providing care or offering companionship. Regardless of your specific placement, you can be sure that your work is always structured to be meaningful, and have a positive impact in the community. The CCS model of short-term volunteering is successful because they are dedicated to sustainable community development in each community, and each volunteer's program contributes to the ongoing, positive impact over time. CrossCulturalSolutions.org

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To date, more than 32,000 people have participated in CCS volunteer programs since 1995, providing over 2.5 million hours of service to communities served in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Find out how Cross-Cultural Solutions is making international volunteering a fun, safe, and eye-opening adventure of a lifetime.

Find out how Cross-Cultural Solutions is making international volunteering a fun, safe, and eye-opening adventure of a lifetime.

Watch CCS volunteers in action: hear their stories, get a glimpse of their daily life, explore the natural wonders of the country and learn more about the positive impact you can make in the world.

Global Volunteer Network: international volunteering opportunities with communities in need. Find out how you can get involved.

Are you looking for that amazing feeling knowing you've made a difference in the life of a child, assisted a rescued animal so that it can be returned to the wild or built a much needed shelter for the homeless, all while living in the community you are working with and viewing life through different eyes?

Program in the Spotlight Whether participating in a short-term volunteer vacation or a prolonged gap year, the Global Volunteer Network provides challenging and affordable international projects in 20 countries throughout South America, Africa and Asia; fundraising treks to Mt. Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu; and specialized project tours including those for 15-17 year olds and 50+ volunteers. Projects are available year-round and placements range from one week to six months in length. The program fee offers you choice, value and convenience. The in-country fee covers housing and meals, orientation and airport pickup upon arrival to your host country and support all the way. Volunteers come from all walks of life: singles, couples and families; those with specialized skills or those embarking on a post-college adventure; all of whom want to make a difference, to offer their skills and talents to a community that needs the help of volunteers. Make the big leap today by completing an online application. GlobalVolunteerNetwork.org

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Global Volunteer Network: Volunteering in Africa

"The reason I travel to volunteer, not climb mountains, not lay on a beach (although I love all of those things and try to do them as much as possible), but make volunteering the point of the trip, is because of the more." Learn about experiencing the more through the eyes of a Global Volunteer Network volunteer.

BUNAC: Working Adventures Worldwide

Looking for a way to spend extended time living, working and traveling abroad while adding a line to your resume and gaining real world experience?

Program in the Spotlight BUNAC work, volunteer, teaching and internship programs offer an easy, low outlay and rewarding way for US citizens to explore another culture and gain valuable work experience abroad. BUNAC's flagship internship program, Intern in Britain, provides students and recent graduates a once in a lifetime opportunity to undertake an internship in the UK for up to six months. Expand your skills while you discover Britain! New for 2014, BUNAC has launched teaching Internships in China and Thailand; TEFL Internships in Cambodia, Colombia, South Africa; professional internships Australia, Shanghai and Valencia; conservation internships in Costa Rica, Fiji and Mexico; hospitality internships, sports coaching and wildlife conservation in South Africa; and volunteer work in Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal and Tanzania. Work abroad opportunities for full-time US students include Work in Ireland (four months), where participants can take almost any job anywhere. BUNAC's Work Australia program, with up to a year for work and travel, is open to US citizens aged 18-30, while Work New Zealand provides similar opportunities for 18-35 year olds in the land of the big white cloud. On all BUNAC programs full assistance and support are available throughout your stay. BUNAC.org/usa

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With work, travel and volunteering opportunities around the world, traveling with BUNAC will be one of the most fun, challenging and rewarding experiences you'll ever have!

BUNAC programs provide you with the opportunity to live and work legally abroad, gain real world experience, make new friends, and internationalize your resume while earning money to travel and explore. Traveling with BUNAC will be one of the most fun, challenging and rewarding experiences you'll ever have!

A Broader View Volunteers: Community-Based Projects throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America

Safe and Friendly Host Families Affordable Programs and Immersion Customized Travel Dates

Program in the Spotlight Whether you are traveling solo, with a friend or family member, on a spring or summer break, gap year adventure or medical mission, A Broader View Volunteers can arrange a rewarding volunteer experience especially for you. Experience the happiness, struggles, aspirations and dreams of the people you assist—all while discovering the beauty, history and culture of a foreign location. Work on education, social, medical, conservation, or community development projects side-by-side with members of the community and actually see the results of your hard work. Expect to immerse yourself in the community—eat local food and drink, learn common phrases, listen to local music, really get to know the people you serve. See what really makes a destination truly unique—the people, not just the tourist sites. Choose from 22 countries with flexible start dates year-round and programs lasting from 1 week to 12 weeks. Enjoy a placement with a safe and quality project, nice accommodations, exquisite meals, local coordinator guidance, support and so much more. If you are at least 17 and have an open mind, a dedication to fostering cultural exchanges, a passion to help and a sense of adventure, gain a broader view of the world.

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A Broader View Volunteers is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in the USA. Your fees go to support 200 programs in donations for construction, medicine, shoes and many other items for the needed programs.

A world of discovery with A Broader View Volunteers.

Teach English at a primary school. Help construct a new orphanage. Support women's empowerment projects. Assist with an HIV/AIDS prevention campaign. Volunteer your energy at a children's center. Embark on a medical mission. Experience a world of discovery with A Broader View Volunteers.

Travellers Worldwide provides voluntary placements abroad in teaching, wildlife conservation, orphanage care, work experience internships, language study, cultural courses and so much more!

With 20 years experience, Travellers Worldwide is a leading international provider of voluntary placements and work experience internships abroad. Whether you’re a student, career-changer or a retired adventurer, and over 300 projects in 20 countries to choose from, you can be sure to find an exciting placement to suit you!

Program in the Spotlight Established in 1994, Travellers Worldwide has been offering rewarding project placements for students and adults throughout the world. Volunteer in a community development project. Teach conversational English or academic subjects. Coach sports. Engage in hands-on conservation projects with dolphins, lions, pandas, a coral reef or forest. Gain professional work experience internship in fields from business and journalism to tourism and medicine. Live, eat and breathe a new language. Take a cultural course: learn martial arts or how to salsa dance, become PADI scuba certified or obtain a pilot's license. Combine multiple placements in these exciting destinations: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Everyone is welcome on a Travellers project (from 17 years old upwards and all nationalities). Costs vary depending on length of placement and you can participate from one week up to one year, (subject to visa requirements). Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home, all meals, accommodation, and comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement. Applications are accepted year-round. TravellersWorldwide.com

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Travellers Worldwide is a leading international provider of voluntary placements and work experience internships abroad. Choose from over 300 volunteer projects abroad in destinations all over the globe.

If you are looking for an opportunity to change the lives of those overseas and to have an experience that will leave you with fond memories, inspiration and the travel bug, let Travellers Worldwide become your guide!

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CISabroad academic and internship programs offer experiences for a wide variety of majors, lengths of time and customized internships.

Intern. Study. Live. Explore. You're Going Places with CISabroad!

CISabroad offers affordable and comprehensive Intern Abroad and Study Abroad programs from a month to a year in 19 countries around the world. Intern abroad programs are customized according to your background and interests, and they also provide fun social and cultural activities that allow you to experience your new home while being supported by CISabroad staff. All intern abroad programs include a customized placement from 4-26 weeks, housing, travel insurance, airport pickup, onsite orientation, and support services. Intern abroad in Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and USA-Hawaii. CISabroad is committed to working with you individually through the decision-making process as you select and prepare for a study abroad or intern abroad program. Apply now, contact an advisor, send them an email, or call 877-617-9090 and you'll be on your way to an amazing experience abroad!

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Intern. Study. Live. Explore. Gain a global perspective for a summer, semester or short-term break with CISabroad!

Internship and study abroad experiences with CISabroad offer opportunities for a wide variety of majors, lengths of stay and completely customized, pre-professional internships. Gain a global perspective and set yourself apart with CISabroad today!

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!

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

InterExchange offers Au Pair, Work & Travel, Career Training and Camp jobs throughout the U.S. for international citizens, and placements for U.S. citizens to travel and work abroad in Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Central/South America. All programs include job placement, full support and access to low-cost international insurance. Many programs also include housing, meals, orientation and social and cultural activities.

Au Pair Abroad Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain
Volunteer Abroad Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Ghana, Guatemala, India, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa
Teach English Abroad Austria, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam
Work & Travel Abroad Australia, Canada and New Zealand
Jobs in the U.S. Au Pair Placements, Professional Internships and Training Programs, Seasonal Jobs (Work & Travel USA) and Summer Camp Jobs for non-U.S. citizens. InterExchange can also provide J-1 Visa sponsorship if you’ve found your own position in the U.S.

Go where you want to be with InterExchange!

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InterExchange Working Abroad can help connect you with the best opportunities all over the world.

Want to improve your second language skills? Experience a new culture? See the world? The InterExchange Working Abroad program offers U.S. citizens the ability to work legally while traveling abroad.

The Kalu Yala intern program is an exciting opportunity for college students, recent grads and young professionals to work with the Kalu Yala team to discover a new and conscious way of living. Kalu Yala Internships is an 11-week entrepreneurial skill-share and development program for students in a variety of fields. Since Summer 2010, Kalu Yala Internships has had Interns from 43 states, 16 countries and 123 universities. Kalu Yala Internships allows students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural exposure, work experience, and knowledge in order to create a project that will ultimately help shape the sustainable community of Kalu Yala. They host several programs: Agriculture/Animal Science (creating an organic farming & livestock system), Health & Wellness (working to enhance rural Panamanian healthcare), Biology (cataloging all flora & fauna and preserve the Kalu Yala's abundant biodiversity), Business & Entrepreneurship (focusing on shaping the real estate development model and forward-thinking community relations), Community Outreach & ESL (grassroots community organizing, leadership training and education in rural Panama), and Outdoor Recreation (creating a variety of sustainable recreation opportunities for residents & visitors), and new for 2014 are programs in Farm-to-Table Culinary Arts and Forestry. Tuition covers housing, meal plan, and personal project supplies. Upcoming dates include the Fall (September 1–November 14, 2014), Spring (January 19–April 10, 2015) and Summer (May 18–July 31, 2015). Apply now.

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SPRING | SUMMER 2015 Season Internship Alert!
Kalu Yala is now seeking Interns for the Spring and/or Summer 2015 season. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply now and claim your spot!!

Interested in helping to create the world's most sustainable village? Discover a new and conscious way of living in Panama! Kalu Yala is seeking passionate, self-starting individuals from all backgrounds who would like to flourish in a whole-systems, entrepreneurial research environment.

Cultural Canvas Thailand promotes equality, community interaction, and social change through artistic outreach and volunteer services in conjunction with local organizations in Chiang Mai and Phuket, Thailand.Discover Thailand—get involved in the community and lend a helping hand to those in need! Cultural Canvas Thailand offers unique and meaningful volunteer experiences in Chiang Mai and Phuket. Placements are available in Art Relief (design and implement arts-based workshops for a variety of local nonprofits), Education (teach English to the local community ranging from primary school teaching to community center lessons for adult professionals), and Empowerment (volunteer support at a single mother’s home, a center for Burmese refugees, a home for disabled children, a center dealing with outreach for the gay, lesbian, transgender community). Internships through Cultural Canvas Thailand are also available for uniquely qualified individuals. Programs run for a minimum of 3 weeks up to a maximum of 6 months. Explore upcoming start dates and volunteer fees. The placement fee includes accommodation, all meals, transportation, insurance, 24-hour emergency support, pre-arrival materials, in-country orientation, language lessons and more. If you are a highly motivated worker, interested in helping people, not afraid of getting your hands dirty, have prior arts experience and/or an interest in art as a therapeutic tool, and are open-minded, flexible and enthusiastic, apply online!

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Cultural Canvas Thailand provides first-hand exposure to Chiang Mai and Phuket's most pertinent issues and problems through hands-on volunteer placements.

More and more people are finding that the best way to truly experience Thailand is through volunteering. Cultural Canvas Thailand provides first-hand exposure to Chiang Mai and Phuket's most pertinent issues and problems through hands-on volunteer placements.

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