Be a traveler, not a tourist!
Be a traveler, not a tourist: meaningful and authentic teen travel. Our mission is authentic travel. We partner with local experts to create enriching experiences that teach teens to be savvy travelers. Every program is designed to be hands-on—emphasizing doing and feeling, in addition to just seeing, so teens discover what it means to live like a local in every country we visit. Travel isn’t just about new places; it’s about new perspectives. We encourage teens to step outside their comfort zone and into cultural immersion. They leave our programs with a better understanding of the world and with the confidence to keep exploring! We offer more programs in more destinations than any other teen travel company. With over 100 programs and 40+ countries to choose from, we’re sure our teens will find a program that’s the perfect fit. Ditch the tour bus and have a real traveler’s experience with us this summer!
Are you passionate about inspiring youth? Do you believe experiential education is crucial to growth and development? TFT staff have the unique opportunity to work with teens in incredible countries all around the globe. Our staff have in-depth knowledge of the destinations we visit and are proven role models and leaders. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you now! We prefer applicants who have spent time in and have acquired intimate knowledge of the locations where we travel. Experience working with 12- to 19-year-olds is a must. Applicants must possess proven leadership skills. We seek out flexible individuals who work well on a team, have great stamina, and are physically fit. A clear head in unusual circumstances and an ability to change roles quickly is important. Staff must expect to have little private time and to share rooms with other staff. Time off is limited and is managed by the Trip Director on a case by case basis. Counselor responsibilities include, but are not limited to: executing the program itinerary, ensuring the safety of the group, encouraging social cohesion and setting a positive tone at all times, on-site teaching, making sure that the participants are having the time of their lives, and a wide variety of errands, tasks, and odd jobs.
Perks include a weekly stipend, room and board, transportation, and all work-related expenses while on programs.
What we’re looking for in our summer staff: -Passion for experiential learning, travel, and working with teens -Experience working with youth (12-19 years old) -Ability to perform as a role model, team-player mentality, responsible, independent problem solver -Physical and mental stamina -Willingness to work unusual hours with limited time off Some requirements include: -At least 21 years old -Experience working with teens -Experience living, traveling or working in one or more of our destinations -Able to attend a staff training weekend early June 2023 in the United States (Philadelphia) or attend virtually if you are unable to travel. -All staff are required to be fully vaccinated. -Staff who can commit to two summers will have preference