Destination Work Programs
Seasonal & Gap Year Experiences
Why Choose Us?
AdventureEXP offers destination work experiences that we customize to your life and career goals
Live in the coolest spots in the U.S. | get paid | Gain experience | Learn professional skills | Step out of your comfort zone | Travel with purpose
Ready for your adventure?
We call our jobseekers ‘Adventurers’ because of the courage, responsibility and commitment it takes to participate in a destination work experience. It’s a unique chance for you to explore your country, gain work experience and have fun in a structured & guided program where you can earn money to help offset the cost of your travel. We see our programs as experiential learning to help you in your future life. Our programs range from two months to two years. We have the perfect connections for your experience.
We work with employers across industries to help them find the right people for the job.
Our unique recruitment strategies allow us to effectively support you in hiring seasonal positions and interns. We market your positions to our qualified candidates and use our winning formula to match you with candidates that have been looking for jobs like yours. We make your life easier by simplifying recruitment.
We believe there are many different paths to be successful and that success walks hand-in-hand with happiness. We host meaningful experiences so you can get out into the world, have fun and grow in a safe space. Our programs are about traveling the US and working to help offset the cost of that travel.
Check Out Our Adventure Portal
We know you’re awesome, motivated and inspired. It’s our mission to provide you with the tools you need to be the best version of yourself. Our Adventure Portal is your One-Stop-Shop for planning your experience and getting the help you need.
Build your budget. Understand your taxes. Connect with our Career Coach. And So Much More!
How long is the experience?
Whether you are looking to travel to one location for a season or see multiple locations throughout a year, we have the right experience for you. We partner with employers all throughout the US to place Adventurers like you on either a One Season Placement or our Two Season Rotation. We set you up with a job so you can work to help offset the cost of your travel. Check out our programs here to see your options. Choose your adventure!
I'm interested in a job. How does the process work?
AdventureEXP makes Destination Work Experience in the US attainable by simplifying the process and supporting you through every step of the way.
1. Explore your options and submit an application – easiest 5 minutes of your day!
2. Pay your deposit and get enrolled in our Hiring Portal
3. Meet with employers – interview and find the right experience for you
4. Once you’re hired we handle all of your experience logistics – book your travel, secure your housing and plan your onboarding with your employer
5. We’re available during your experience – stay in touch with your personal Adventure Guide for anything and everything you need
6. Join our alumni network and apply to be an On-Site Coordinator for future experiences – you’ll work part-time for AdventureEXP while working for another employer. Sounds cool, right?
Can I do this on my gap year?
We are happy to work with gap year students on their program that are looking for a more independent experience where they will work and live in a destination in the US. It’s important to understand that the experience of a high school graduate and a young professional will be different in the jobs you will be eligible for on the program. Check out Our Programs to learn more about typical jobs on our program.
How old do I have to be to participate through AdventureEXP?
While our diverse program types cater to people in all stages of life, the minimum age requirement is 18 years old.
I am interested in a program. How do I pick the right one for me?
It is important to start with what is most important to you. Are you traveling with a group of friends? Interested in a specific destination? How long do you want to have on your Destination Work Experience? Submit your Application then participate in a 1:1 advising session to explore your options.
What types of jobs will I be offered?
We primarily work with employers in seasonal areas of the country so the available jobs do depend on the time of year you are traveling. A few of our most popular positions are in hospitality, food and beverage, and retail. Review Our Programs and Apply Today to speak with your personal Adventure Guide and review available positions.
- Hotel/Resort Worker
- Food and Beverage – Barista, Bartender, Server
- Grocery Store worker
- Retail/Apparel Associate
- Kitchen – Chef/Prep
Review Our Programs and Apply Today to speak with your personal Adventure Guide and review available positions.
I'm an employer. How can I find the right candidates for my open positions?
AdventureEXP partners with universities, professional societies, community centers and much much more. Submit your interest to showcase the positions you need and we’ll offer your positions to our candidate pool. Once we learn your business, we facilitate the hiring and on-boarding process through AdventureEXP.
I have completed my program. What do I do now?
AdventureEXP is here to help you along your career path. Whether you need help deciding your next steps, writing your resume or just want to share your experience – we are here to help!
1. Sign up for your 1:1 Career Coaching session to update your professional portfolio (resume, LinkedIn, etc.)
2. Apply to be an On-Site coordinator for a future AdventureEXP placement
3. Join our network of Adventure Alumni
4. Share your experience on social media and tag us @aexp_travel