Travel For Teens


Hiring: International Trip Leaders



Are you passionate about inspiring youth? Do you believe that experiential education is crucial to growth and development? TFT staff have the unique opportunity to work with teens in incredible locations 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, then we want to hear from you!

Typical Staff Profile:

All counselors are expected to have superior communication skills in English and ideally one other language. We prefer applicants who have spent time in and have acquired intimate knowledge of the locations where we travel. Experience working with 13- to 18-year-olds is a must. A giving, nurturing personality balanced with with strong leadership skills and the ability to set limits is vital. The success of our programs depends on communicating to our participants that they are welcomed and valued. 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. 

Counselor responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 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 other odd jobs. 

What We're Looking For:

  • Passion for experiential learning, travel, and working with teens

  • Experience working with youth (13-18 years old)

  • Ability to perform as a role model, team player mentality, responsible, independent problem-solver

  • Physical and mental stamina 

  • Willingness to work outside of regular hours with limited time off 


  • At least 21 years old

  • Experience working with teens

  • Able to commit to two summers

  • Experience living, traveling, or working in one or more of our destinations

  • Able to attend mandatory staff training weekend in June in the United States or in May in Europe (depending on your location at that time)


Compensation is subject to a wide variety of factors such as experience in the field, level of education, staff position, and performance. Compensation includes a weekly stipend, room and board, transportation, and all work-related expenses while on programs.