Win the Summer of Your Lifetime

Write your Future with Smaller Earth in the USA

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Take part in our contest “Our Earth is Smaller Earth” and win a spot in a Work and Travel program valued at 500 USD for the summer of 2018!

Just like last year, the magnificent contest to win a summer in the USA is brought to you again! Write a short essay in English and win three unforgettable months in America.

Over 60 students from different areas of the Czech Republic took part in last year’s contest. Because of how popular it was among students and schools, we have decided to introduce more than “just” the main prize of a free Work and Travel program in the USA for the best essay. One additional randomly selected participant will get a GoPro camera! In addition to that, we are also going to reward the school with the highest number of participants by providing one of the school’s English teacher with the opportunity to acquire the prestigious TEFL certificate.

Contest conditions

  • Only full-time high school, college and university students who turn 18 by March 31, 2018 can participate.
  • The essay needs to be focused on one of the topics listed below.
  • The essay needs to be written in English, and it needs to be 1-2 pages long (500-1000 words).
  • The essay needs to be sent either as a pdf or a doc by e-mail with the subject line “Our Earth is Smaller Earth” to by December 31, 2017. The e-mail must include the name of the school the participant is attending.

The contest started on September 1, 2017, so don’t hesitate any longer, send your essay right away!

Essay topics

  • Travel passionWhy do you want to travel, meet new people, and get to know other cultures? Why do you want to take part in a Work and Travel program in the USA?
  • Positive impactWhy do you want to work with children at an American summer camp? What values do you want to teach them?
  • Why to go furtherWhat does self-development mean to you? Why do you want to gain experience working for an American resort?

​It’s up to you which topic you choose. However, you can only choose one of the topics.


  • The main prize is either a spot in our Camp Leaders program completely free of charge, or a $500 discount on our Resort Leaders program. The main prize is applicable for the summer of 2018.
  • Another prize is a GoPro camera for one randomly selected participant.
  • The school with the highest number of participants will be provided with the opportunity to have one of its English teachers become TEFL certified in our TEFL program by Hello Academies.

​Smaller Earth Czech Republic team selects the winner of the main prize. The winner of a GoPro camera is to be selected randomly by one of our partners.

Contest results

The contest results (including the winner of the main prize, the winner of a GoPro camera, and the TEFL course winner) will be announced on January 8, 2018.

Our Earth is Smaller Earth soutez

The contest is brought to you by Smaller Earth Czech Republic. This company organizes cultural exchange programs, specializing in programs in the USA. Participants of these programs get to experience adventures on their travels, gain work experience and improve their language skills, either working at summer camps or at luxurious resorts.

You too can experience an unforgettable summer in America and join our travelers, who conquer the world with their passion for traveling. Find out more about our Work and Travel programs Camp Leaders and Resort Leaders.


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