Overseas Educators (OEs) are mentors, role models, and leaders for Gap Year students on semester-long international and domestic experiential education programs. They effectively provide support for students, explore and expand comfort zones, manage risk, advocate for optimal student health, and support logistics from transportation to budgets. They are ambassadors to local contacts and represent our community domestically and internationally. They bring heart, soul, and grit to a job that is challenging, rewarding, and multi-faceted.

We look for program leaders who are committed to facilitating growth in their students, their co-workers, and in themselves. For 3 months, OEs assist students in navigating cultures and countries, learning how to be responsible travelers, and in developing effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Program regions for Fall 2021:

Italy & Greece
Central America (Guatemala & Costa Rica)

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Able to work legally in the U.S.
Proficiency in Spanish for Latin America semesters
Direct experience living, working or independently traveling in the regions for which you apply
Professional experience leading or facilitating groups (preferably with students age 17 – 22)
Experience working with a co-leader
Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or ability to complete the course pre-departure
Valid Drivers License for Hawai'i program

Preferred Skills:

Experience practicing intercultural communication and culturally sensitive travel
A strong desire to support young people and first-time travelers
Experience working with and mentoring teens and young adults
Flexible and able to perform well in changing environments
Conscious of diversity and inclusivity
Effective organizational skills
Excellent communication skills
Strong conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
Willing to be available to students during travel times 24 hours a day 7 days a week

About Carpe Diem Education

Carpe Diem Education offers expertly designed gap year programs to 5 continents and 18 countries around the world. We provide students an opportunity to explore some of the most fascinating regions on Earth, each offering a unique culturally immersive experience. Through educational curriculum designed to challenge perspectives, enrich cross-cultural understanding, and inspire personal growth, students reignite their passion for learning.

Application Instructions

Apply online: https://www.carpediemeducation.org/employment/