Nov 23

Job: Summer 2014 Leaders for The Experiment in International Living (VT)

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PositionGroup Leader
Type: Temporary
Location:  Battleboro, Vermont


Each Experiment group is accompanied by two adult leaders, and The Experiment is currently hiring individuals to serve as summer 2014 group leaders. The Experiment is looking for leaders who have a demonstrated interest in intercultural and experiential learning, in-depth experience living abroad, competency in the language of the host culture, and experience working with young people.

Experiment group leaders are dynamic, responsible, emotionally mature adults who support the young people they are responsible for in a number of ways. First and foremost, they maximize the well-being of all participants so that participants can have a meaningful and memorable learning experience. Leaders also represent The Experiment abroad and manage in-country relationships with integrity and professionalism. Group leadership is a chance for you to share your knowledge of and interest in other cultures with an exceptional group of young people.

For a detailed description of group leader roles and responsibilities, please visit:


Experiment group leaders are chosen for their leadership skills, particularly in working with young people, and their cross-cultural experience and language competence. The Experiment selects group leaders who have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Leadership experience working with high school students
  • Experience studying and living overseas
  • Competence in the language of the host country

To see bios of past group leaders, please visit:


To apply to become a 2014 group leader, follow the application instructions at:

In addition to submitting your résumé, you will be asked to fill out a short application with the following:

  • Personal information
  • Employment and education background
  • Responses to short-essay questions
  • Contact information for three references
  • Leader biography

Questions? Contact Maura Walsh, group leadership manager, at leadership @


The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. The Experiment has been offering immersive experiential learning programs abroad since 1932 and today offers 3- to 5-week programs in more than 20 countries around the world. After 80 years and more than 70,000 participants, The Experiment remains a leader in the field of international cross-cultural education for high school students.

For more information about The Experiment’s mission, history, and programs, please visit:
The Experiment in International Living is the founding program of World Learning, a nonprofit that advances leadership through education, exchange, and development programs in more than 60 countries. Learn more about World Learning programs at:

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