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Work Abroad Programs
Travel with intention.
If you're looking for sustainable adventure, you've come to the right place.
A work abroad program can get you where you want to go, wherever in the world that is. You'll be a welcome guest in the community, and the shared cultural exchange experience will leave you feeling more deeply connected with the world. It's the best way to transcend the ordinary, and develop an honest new perspective on life.
You're the author of your own life. Only you can decide what the next chapter will hold.
Working abroad is a responsible and flexible way to see the world. Travellers are able to fully immerse themselves in diverse cultures, while supporting the local economies of the places they're visiting. Smaller Earth believes in lifechanging, immersive and educational travel experiences, and the work abroad programs we provide and are associated with represent those values.
If you're interested in a meaningful, organic travel experience, only one question remains. How will you write your story?
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Summer Jobs Abroad
"Gap Year Lite" summer jobs are ideal if you want a full gap year experience, without taking a year off.
Summer jobs abroad are the way to go if you're seeking some sunshine. You'll be able to live and work in a warm destination, and finance your expeditions with your pay.
Most opportunities for summer jobs abroad come with food and accommodation provided, making it a simple way to work and travel for a season. Whether you're a student, or just need a summer job, these programs are for you.
Gap Year Jobs Abroad
Gap year abroad programs are ideal if you've got a year off and long bucket list.
Whether you're taking a year to yourself before heading back to school, starting a new career, or going in an entirely new direction in life, there's a gap year program for you.
A gap year abroad is the ultimate opportunity to put a big dent in your bucket list. Spend a year in a different country, and make the most of your next expedition.
Summer Camp Jobs
If you're responsible and positive, and love interacting with kids, a summer camp job is for you.
Summer camp jobs are the ultimate way to work and travel. You'll get paid at camp, have food and accommodation free, and have the flexibility to travel afterward.
As summer jobs go, a job at camp just doesn't feel like work. You'll take your campers through fun activities each day, and have food and accommodation paid for.
Au Pair Jobs Abroad
Au pair programs are a popular option for travellers looking for jobs abroad with accommodation.
You'll live and work with a host family while caring for their young children. The phrase "au pair" translates to "equal to", so you can expect to be treated like part of the family.
It's a unique cultural exchange experience that is mutually beneficial for both the host family and the au pair. In exchange for childcare and simple household tasks, you'll receive food, room and board, as well as pocket money.
Teach English Abroad
Teaching English abroad is ideal if you're a skilled communicator. Get lost in translation.
Teaching English abroad is all about interaction. You'll play an important part in contributing to the mutual understanding between cultures that is growing more and more important in our modern world.
You'll earn an internationally recognized TEFL certificate, so these programs are a highly rewarding way to travel for people thinking about, or already in, teaching-related careers.
Volunteering abroad is the ultimate way to make a positive global impact.
There's been a global rise in "voluntourism", as more travellers are being mindful of making a positive impact on local communities and minimizing their impact on the environment.
Volunteering abroad enables you to immerse yourself in another culture while contributing to a better world. Our volunteer partners abroad have a focus on ethical and sustainable travel, and take Corporate Social Responsibility to the next level.
Resort Jobs Abroad
Resort and hospitality jobs abroad are the ideal way to glide through your gap year.
Resort jobs abroad have something for everyone. You'll be a vital part of the day to day operations of your workplace during the high tourist season.
Resort job roles include outdoor operations staff, restaurant work, first aid workers, and equipment technicians. Full training is provided for all roles, and the upfront program costs are typically offset by above-average wages.