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Overseas Educator

About Carpe Diem Education

Carpe Diem Education and Global Routes organize international experiential education programs for high school and gap year students. We believe that inspiration is essential to real learning and education. When students are inspired, they approach challenges with a sense of curiosity, purpose, and optimism. In the field, our core ethos is that by engaging in experiential education, community engagement, and intercultural exchange, our students gain enhanced perspectives, deeper cultural understanding, and a profound sense of self-discovery Increasingly, our organization is shifting towards a Climate Forward stance, meaning climate change is an increasingly central part of the work and dialogue on any Carpe Diem program. Since 2001 we have been consciously experimenting with low- and high-level curricular approaches on climate change and work to put it into the core of conversations.


Overseas Educators are mentors, role models, and leaders. 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. We look for program leaders who are committed to facilitating growth in their students, their co-workers, and in themselves. For 3-5 weeks in the summer and 6-10 weeks during the spring and fall semesters, OEs assist students in navigating cultures and countries, learning how to be responsible travelers, and in developing effective interpersonal and communication skills.


- Able to work legally in the U.S.; meaning you are either a U.S. citizen or possess a working Visa or Green Card - Proficiency in Spanish for our Latin America semesters and summer programs - Direct experience living, working or independently traveling in the regions for which you apply - Professional experience leading or facilitating groups (preferably with students ages 14- 18 (summer) or 17 – 22 (semester) - Experience successfully working with a co-leader or co-teacher - Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications or ability to complete the courses pre-departure. - Valid Drivers License for our South Pacific, Hawai'i and Italy & Greece programs - Flexible and able to perform well in constantly changing environments - Conscious of diversity and inclusivity - Strong mentorship skills - Effective organizational skills - Excellent communication skills - Able to establish clear guidelines and boundaries to support others - Strong conflict resolution and problem-solving skills

Application instructions

Please note that applications are accepted and first round interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. If you are applying for Fall positions, we encourage you to apply prior to the application deadline. If you are applying for Spring or Summer 2025, you are welcome to submit applications past the listed deadline.

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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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