If you’re looking for an opportunity to work abroad and see more of the world whilst making yourself useful, Smaller Earth have a range of overseas work programmes, covering all corners of the world. Whether you see yourself teaching English abroad, working in hospitality or mucking in on a farm, the variety of opportunities we have on offer means we really do have something for everyone.
Summer Camp Jobs In America With Camp Leaders
You’ve heard about it from your cousins, friends, even your dear old Auntie Margaret, now it’s time to find out for yourself. You really can get a full summer working…and tanning, eating ice-cream, learning to water-ski, singing round a campfire, but mostly working… in the States, making some great mates and earning a bit of cash as you go.
You'll spend up to 9 weeks working at a summer camp in the U.S, working as a cabin counselor, so living in a cabin with children and guiding them through the summer of a lifetime, or working to keep camp running smoothly each day in the office, kitchen or housekeeping department. You can then travel for up to 30 days after your contract ends, experiencing the American culture and ticking some of those famous landmarks off your bucket list.
Summer Camp Canada
Summer Camp Canada is your chance to work abroad in a beautiful country surrounded by mountains, moose and maple syrup.
Get a summer job abroad for 8 - 10 weeks as a camp counselor or activity leader in an accredited Canadian summer camp. With 100s of camp activities to lead from lifeguarding to high ropes there’s a role at summer camp for everyone.
Not only will we take care of your summer camp placement also included as standard is free food and accommodation at camp, airport transfers, 2 nights hostel stay in your arrival city, 10 weeks comprehensive health insurance and 24/7 in-country support.
If you’ve worked at camp before or want to try something new summer camp in Canada is the perfect work and travel opportunity.
Kiwi And Kiwi, Summer/Winter Jobs In New Zealand
Accelerate your adrenaline and launch your working holiday in New Zealand. Gap year jobs in New Zealand don’t come much better. Whether you want sun or snow - we host the hottest ski season jobs and some of the coolest Kiwi Summer placements.
The Best of Thailand
Experience the best of Thailand on this 10 day guided tour! From the bright lights and hustle-bustle of Bangkok to the jungles of Khao Sok you will fall in love with everything this country has to offer. Eating scorpions may not be on everyone's to do list...but don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to chill out on the stunning tropical island of Koh Phi Phi. Full Moon Party we hear you ask? Go on then.
If you've ever wanted to explore Thailand with a group of awesome people then this amazing 10 day adventure trip could be just for you! Experience the energy of Bangkok, the breathtaking beauty of Khao Sok National Park, the tropical island paradise of Koh Phi Phi and hit up Koh Phangan - home of the famous Full Moon Party.
The Full Aussie Adventure
If you're heading out to Oz, then you might as well start it with a bang. With our arrival holiday package you'll experience a week stuffed with escapades around Sydney, from harbour cruising, bush walking and sandboarding. But we're not just here to show you a good time, we'll also pick you up from the airport, sort out your accommodation, help set up your bank, mobile phone and social security. But here's the biggie...we're with you all the way in hunting for that job to see you through your working holiday in Australia.
Au Pair In Spain
Live and work abroad in Spain. Becoming an Au Pair in Spain is the perfect way to make new friends, learn or improve your Spanish language skills and experience the culture as a local.
Around 80% of the placements are in Madrid and Marbella which is a great base for you to fully immerse yourself in the Spanish culture. We also have families in other cities including Seville, Barcelona, Malaga, and Santander. Many young people have found Spain to be an exceptional place to live and learn a language that is already spoken by more than 400 million people around the world. The Au Pair program is a great opportunity to become part of a Spanish family, as they welcome you with open arms as a family member, not an employee.
Smaller Earth will match you to a host family eager to invite you in to their lives for 3 months or more. With all accommodation, meals and other perks included, you'll get a weekly allowance that will support your vibrant city lifestyle and social activities during your time off.
TEFL In Prague
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (or TEFL as the cool kids call it) is the top dog qualification for travelers who fancy their chances as a teacher. The certification is globally recognized, so you can flit from one corner of the world to another with cash in your pocket and job opportunities wherever you land.
You may have heard about online courses. It may seem like an easy way to gain a TEFL qualification, without having to leave your own living room. That’s not what you want though. You want to gain hands on experience in a classroom, teaching real students – otherwise you may find yourself stranded far from home unable to find a job. Many employers will actually turn away applicants who only have an online TEFL certificate.
There are TEFL courses dotted around the U.K. but why qualify here when you can go abroad? You get to immerse yourself in a new culture, overcome language barriers and gain a natural advantage for when your first job comes along – you will already know what to expect. See the TEFL course as a practice round, one that gives you experience teaching written and spoken English, classroom management skills and a chance to live abroad, to prepare yourself for your adventures overseas after qualifying.
Au Pair In America
This is your opportunity to live in the States for a full year and earn over $10,000 while doing it. Not only that, but you will be living as part of a fun and caring family, who will cover your essential living costs while you help take care of the children. Not so shabby ey? This is the perfect way to spend a gap year, career break or to develop your experience working with children and families.
Smaller Earth works with the International Au Pairs Association, who regulate the world of Au Pairing. This means that we work to the very highest standard when vetting, processing and matching you to a family who suits you best. We're not bragging or anything, but we're well good.
Au Pair In Italy
Working as an Au pair is one of the best cultural exchange experiences that you'll ever have.
First off it's important to point out that being an Au Pair is completely different to being a Nanny. Yes, childcare is the main responsibility of an Au Pair, but it is much more than that. 'Au Pair' means 'on par' in French or 'equal terms' which means that you will be treated and respected as an equal member of the family. You'll share all the fun times and cultural experiences, that will often lead to you have a lasting relationship with your host family. You'll get to live life as a local and have opportunities that many will never have a chance to experience. Take advantage of the broad range of educational and cultural opportunities that Italy has to offer
Au Pair In New Zealand
Live life the kiwi way and experience life 'down under' in the adventure capital of the world while caring for the children of a loving New Zealand family.
You will be welcomed in to a new home with open arms as you adjust to the New Zealand way of life. With placements on both the North and South island, this program will enable you to get the most out of your Au Pair experience with plenty of time for travel too.
New Zealand has two speeds - maxin'-relaxin' or the full throttle adventure ride.
Farm Jobs In Australia
Earn lots of money for your travels down under by spending your first 3+ months working in the Aussie Outback. You will receive full training on arrival for your new adventure in one of the planet's biggest areas of untouched wilderness.
This program will get you 'off the beaten path' and straight into true Aussie life, providing you with an opportunity to gain employment in a variety of roles all over the Outback. We help you get started with a fantastic course on a training farm where you will gain necessary skills that you need to work on various farms, ranches, cattle stations and riding stables.
Work And Travel Australia
An Australian working holiday is a fantastic way to improve your employability and life skills through work experience overseas. It offers you the chance to work and earn whilst you travel and gain valuable experience in a number of industries. Famed for some of the most spectacular wildlife and breathtaking landscape in the world, Australia truly has it all.
With record numbers of students unable to secure a university place and a less than ideal employment market at home, there has never been a better time to take a gap year and head down under; the Australian economy is thriving.
With this programme you can relax knowing that you have a support network around you, and take comfort in the fact that you will have exclusive membership to an online jobs portal with help and guidance on writing your CV. You'll be ready to apply for that dream job in no time.
Au Pair In China
Living in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing or Guangzhou, with all accommodation and meals provided by your family, you will have plenty of time to gain an insight into this fascinating country. You will also receive a monthly allowance to cover any personal expenses. Working as an Au Pair abroad in China gives you a perspective on the culture as well as valuable childcare experience.
After landing in China you will be met by our partner to join other new Au Pairs for a 3-day arrival orientation and training camp. This will equip you with the skills needed to be a successful Au Pair and gives you time to adjust to a new culture. You'll have time to socialise with other international Au Pairs working in your area, before leaving to meet your host family.
You will be welcomed into a new home with open arms as you adjust to family life in China. Proudly home to some of the oldest historical wonders of the world, this program will enable you to gain an insight into this fascinating country.
If you're thinking of volunteering abroad on a gap year, work sabbatical or just an extended holiday, Smaller Earth has an extensive range of volunteer work abroad opportunities in stunning locations across the globe. The beauty of volunteering through Smaller Earth is the supportive network of experienced staff you have continual access to throughout the entire experience. This ensures you not only make a difference to the community you immerse yourself in, but find the opportunity to develop yourself as an individual.
Wildlife Expedition Costa Rica
This adventurous expedition gives you the opportunity to work, explore and live in one of the most remote regions of the Costa Rican rainforest on the Caribbean Coast, whilst volunteering with animals abroad. The main projects involve conducting marine turtle monitoring and conservation, study of jaguar predation on marine turtles, aquatic bird monitoring and jaguar, large mammal and prey species studies - all in one of the most beautiful places in the planet.
Orphan Care And HIV Education South Africa
Work with caregivers in the St. Lucia community to provide direct assistance to Orphan Day Care Centres. You will also be able to provide information to children on how to live a healthier lifestyle.
In an environment where there is little to no resources for children to play or receive an education, you will teach fun activities and provide the children with attention and fun games. Volunteers play a huge part in this assistance and form special bonds with the children and teachers. You can also help with other needs in the community, including HIV/AIDS awareness programs, assist with the care and improving facilities for local orphans, farming to encourage healthy living, refurbishment of important community buildings and an English reading club. This project is a chance to spread knowledge of the HIV/AIDS virus information. You will reap the rewards for your time on the project when you see how the communities flourish because of the impact you made.
Lion Rehabilitation Zambia
Whether you have always wanted to volunteer abroad, you have an interest in conservation or you're making some epic gap year travel plans, a lion rehabilitation program on the banks of the Zambezi river is a great place to start.
The bragging rights are pretty high on this one - how many people can say they spend their days walking amongst lions? Not to mention rehabilitating cubs, researching the behaviour of elephants and teaching local children about the importance of conservation. What better way to work abroad than split your time between kids and animals? Life will just be that much cuter.
Rural Heathcare And HIV/AIDS Awareness South Africa
Perfect for anyone with a specific interest in clinical practice or medicine, this programme offers you the opportunity to provide life-changing medical attention and education to the community of St Lucia, South Africa.
When arriving into the community you will be welcomed with open arms into the Zulu culture. With your efforts, knowledge, and experience you will enrich and impact the lives of many people.
Situated around the beautiful area of St Lucia are medical providers who look after the local villages. Unfortunately, the medical team have little time, money, and resources to help care for the thousands of people that live around them. With your help you can become part of a project which educates and saves lives on a daily basis.
Sports Development South Africa
Change the lives of disadvantaged children through sports coaching and helping out in their local communities. This project will change your life as you inspire young children through sport.
The program provides you with the ability to tailor your experience in South Africa based on your interests and skills. You are able to choose from full time sports coaching or part time sports coaching plus working with orphans, teaching in schools, teaching dance or helping out in public healthcare.