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Summer Job: Group Leader with The Experiment in International Living in Japan

Serve as a group leader with The Experiment in International Living’s summer 2015 programs to Japan!

The Experiment in International Living is currently hiring exceptional professional individuals to serve as International Group Leaders to guide our summer 2015 programs in over 20 countries worldwide.  These individuals will lead groups of 10-15 students on programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

The Experiment, the founding program of World Learning, has been sending students on immersive abroad programs since 1932, and we continue to remain on the cutting edge of international education.  Our programs provide high school students the opportunity to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country, while exploring their program country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific program theme.

Each program has two co-leaders, who work together to guide a group of 10 to 15 high school students on a 3-, 4-, or 5-week journey.  Our leaders are our most critical on-the-ground resource, traveling alongside their group and serving as their students’ primary support throughout the program. Leaders take on a wide range of responsibilities, including helping their students integrate into local cultures and host families, conducting group excursions, and guiding students through discussions of and reflections on their experiences. Leaders work with the Experiment’s US-based staff and in-country partners to maximize students’ health and safety and to ensure the program is meaningful, challenging, and experientially rich.

The Experiment’s Japan programs – “Language & Cultural Traditions” and “Japanimation: Anime and Manga” – are our most popular offerings and always fill up quickly with students, and thus we’re looking for strong leaders to guide these programs!  Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in intercultural and experiential learning, in-depth experience in Japan, strong verbal competency in Japanese, and experience working with young people.

Applications for 2015 International Group Leader positions are being accepted through February 4, 2015.  To learn more about the leader position and to access the online application, please visit

Questions? Email Maura Walsh, group leadership manager, at leadership at experiment dot org.

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