About Us | Smaller Earth UK

About Us

Who we are

At Smaller Earth, we are the work and travel experts. We want to inspire people to go further.

From our 15 international offices, we send thousands of young people on work and travel programs, all around the world.

We believe that travelling changes your life. It broadens your horizons, changes your perspective and grows you as a person. Everyone should travel. Travel has the power to be truly meaningful and finding that meaning is why we do what we do.

Working abroad gives the opportunity to experience a place on a deeper level. It challenges your perception, encourages cultural understanding and creates lasting friendships. We’ve learnt first hand that by working in another country, you connect with people, you share values and ultimately become more culturally aware. Work and travel shows you the world from a whole new perspective and we believe that revealing the bigger picture will make a Smaller Earth.


What we live by

All across the world we’re connected, inspired and motivated by our strong values. Our purpose is to inspire people to go further, and our international offices are filled with staff who do just that. 


From a back bedroom in 1999, we’ve come pretty far.

It all began with Camp Leaders. Our founder Chris Arnold, saw a window of opportunity in the summer camp industry and, after being inspired by his own all American journey, he wanted to bring this life-changing program to as many people as possible.

2007 brought the launch of Smaller Earth and who we are today came to be. We discovered the power of cultural exchange and the lasting impact which it continues to have. So it only seemed right to expand the opportunities we offered, all around the world, and open the doors for as many people to experience as much as possible.

We now have 15 offices all around the world, we’ve sent over 50,000 people on life-changing adventures and will continue to do so because to us, there’s nothing more important than making the world a better and more understanding place.



Our Brands

Each one of our international work and travel brands is connected by our common theme; to inspire people to go further.




For us, it starts with the staff. Smaller Earth’s team of 140 are the driving force. We love travel, we live and breathe it.

Our team is made of top travel experts and adventure aficionados, making us a pretty exciting bunch to be around. We understand the power of travel and have each been inspired in our own lives, making us want to do the same for others.




We’re always looking for passionate people who believe in travel just as much as we do. Think that person might be you?

Find out more about our opportunities here.