Destination Work Programs

Seasonal & Gap Year Experiences

Why Choose Us?

We offer destination work experiences customized to your life and career goals. We help young people secure seasonal jobs and internships which support development of independent living skills, exposure to legitimate career pathways and gaining unparalleled real-life experiences.

 

 

Live in the coolest spots | 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 a new place, gain work experience and have fun in a structured & guided program where you can earn money to offset the cost of your travel. We see our programs as experiential learning to help you in your future life. Our programs range from 2-12 months. We have the perfect connections for your experience.

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Talent Searching?

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.

Our Story

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 earning your right to learn in a beautiful place through working in your chosen community and living like a local for a defined amount of time.

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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!

Program Alumni Testimonials

"In my program I gained experience working with management, speaking up for myself, and working with high-priority clientele. I was drawn to the location by the national monuments, museums, and cultural heritage sites that surround the area. Ultimately, the most meaningful parts of my experience were the people I met and the adventures I went on. I would definitely recommend it to a friend!"

Emily W.

Summer Participant

"Before I was even accepted into the program, I knew it was what I wanted to do for the summer. I didn't know if it was right for me yet, but I knew I wanted to try it. And I’m glad that I did. During my program, I learned how to work for a five-star resort as well as how to market myself better. I also really enjoyed being able to experience another part of the county for an extended period of time. I would do it again!"

George R.

Summer Participant

"After my initial call with AdventureEXP I remember thinking ‘This is exactly what I was looking for’. The guidance I was provided helped me integrate into the community and I learned how to grow by overcoming difficult situations."

Delaney S.

Winter Participant

"My winter was unforgettable in the experiences I had and people I met. The exposure to the luxury service industry during my program changed my view of customer service and provided me with transferable skills for the rest of my life. I would do another destination work program in the future."

Brock K.

Winter Participant

"We are so grateful that our son had this opportunity and found a mentor through AdventureEXP that enabled him to get the most out of his months in Colorado. AdventureEXP is running a really important program and does it so well."

Kathleen M. - Parent of a Participant

"I knew this was the right program for me when I was walking to work the first day with my skis on my shoulder and realizing how awesome the winter was about to be. I learned to not stress about little things and to live in the present. I made deep connections with new people and learned to be independent."

Deke M.

Winter Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

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. Sign our Program Terms & Conditions 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 – you book your travel, we 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?

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.

While our diverse program types cater to people in all stages of life, the minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

It is best to start with what is most important to you. Are you traveling with a gropu of friends? Interested in a specific destination? Are you trying to fit this program in between other programs, internships or traveling? Submit Your Application to participate in a 1-on-1 advising session with our team to explore your options.

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
  • Engineering

Review Our Programs and Apply Today to speak with your personal Adventure Guide and review available 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.

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