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Our Programs

The destination work experience for the motivated and curious. We are committed to your personal growth and social equity.

Want to learn how you can move to the coolest places in the US while setting yourself up for a successful future?

Hospitality

  • Housekeeper
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Activities Guide
  • Kitchen Team Member
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Culinary

  • Line Cook – Hot Kitchen / Garde Manger / Bakery
  • Prep Cook
  • Pastry
  • Banquets

Food & Beverage

  • Server
  • Busser
  • Barista
  • Bartender
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Business

  • IT
  • Accounting/Payroll Analyst
  • Activities Guide
  • HR Coordinator
  • Events Team Member
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Ski Resort Worker

  • Food and Beverage
  • Lift Operator
  • Travel Maintenance
  • Ski Instructor
man skiing on snow

Engineering

  • Maintenance
  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

Amusement Park

  • Ride Operator
  • Lifeguard
  • Food Services
  • Park Services
  • Security

Grocery/Retail

  • Cashier
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Inventory Controller

Summer Camp

  • Counselor
  • Cook
  • Cleaning Crew

Join a company for their busiest season and play a critical role in the business’ success through our Seasonal Destination Work Programs.

Gain valuable skills | Hands-on learning in an exciting industry
| Work with people from all over the world | Travel 2-12 months

Program Preparation

We are travel lovers and matchmaking experts. Work with your personal Adventure Guide to:

– build your resume

– choose the right program

– prep for your interview

– access all of our travel & work resources

Access to Top Employers

Once you complete our simple application and pay your program deposit, you get access to our network of top-tier employers that are hiring throughout the US. We have relationships with these employers – they are vetted and love hiring our Adventurers

Assistance with Housing

We know how much your home environment will influence your program experience. Living in some of the coolest places typically means housing is difficult to find and expensive. Let us take care of it for you and subsidize it to make it more affordable

Travel Arrangements

Making your travel plans can be time consuming and overwhelming. We call our service ‘door-to-door’ logistics. Whether you’re flying or road trippin’ to your destination work program, we get you from your hometown to your new home

Adventure Support

Working, living with roommates, being away from home and adjusting to a new environment is hard. We make it easier by being there to support you when you need us most. You have a personal contact at AdventureEXP and our Emergency Support

Guaranteed Work

In order for you to get the experience you deserve and to ensure you can afford your destination work program life, we require your employers to provide you with a minimum of 35 scheduled work hours for every week. You may also be eligible for overtime, depending on the job you select

Career Coaching

Our priority is your success. We help you think about what career path makes sense for you and empower you to cultivate your story

How to grow your professional network, 1:1 resume support – all included with our AdventureEXP Career Coaches

Future Participation

We are only as successful as our Adventurers. We help you build upon your experience by providing you PAID leadership opportunities on future programs through AdventureEXP

What's included in your program

Length
1 Season Position
2-6 months
2 Season Rotation
6-12 months
Application Deadline
1 Season Position
May 1st for Summer Start, November 1st for Winter Start
2 Season Rotation
Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Deposit Amount
1 Season Position
$85
2 Season Rotation
$105
Program Fee
1 Season Position
$1,950
2 Season Rotation
$2,250

Additional Information

All jobs are paid. You will be earning money on your program. We consider all locations and placements on the criteria that you will have the ability to actually complete the program with a net financial gain. Check out our Budgeting Calculator to see what we mean!

AdventureEXP will cover your housing deposit, first month’s rent, travel cost to location and on-site excursions You are responsible for covering the cost of living while participating in your work experience.

Ask your personal Adventure Guide about available scholarships

NEW TO 2021!! If you refer a friend who completes our application, you will receive $100 off your program fee.

Eligibility

Candidate Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally able to work in the US
  • SUBMIT AN APPLICATION including your Letter of Intent and two Personal References
  • Completed high-school or high-school equivalent

Choose Your Adventure

Program Type

Consider how long you are interested in participating in a destination work experience. Employers plan their business needs around your program length and expect you to stay through your Adventure End Date.

  • 1 Season Position – 2-6 months
  • 2 Season Rotation – 6-12 months
Location in the US

Depending on the time of year you decide to participate, some locations around the US may be hiring more Adventurers. Ask yourself, "What activities do I want to do during my Adventure?"

No one place is better than any other, it depends on you and what experience you want.

Position

Your work-life experience will be a big piece of your overall program lifestyle – think about what you want that experience to be like

Think about your current skill set and what skills you are hoping to gain during your adventure

All positions are guaranteed a minimum of 35 hours per week to ensure you get experience and can cover the cost of living during your adventure through AdventureEXP

Program Dates

How long are you comfortable being away from home? Pick the length of program that fits into your school schedule and other goals:

  • 1 Season Position – typical start dates are in November/December and May/June
  • 2 Season Rotation – work for two employers in two seasonal areas throughout your rotation – we set you up with interviews for your 2nd season while on your current destination work program
Environment

Think about your Adventure location and what amenities you want to have nearby. We work with employers all across the US.

  • Urban – live near downtown and all the city fun you can dream of
  • Remote locations – off the beaten path in national parks and small communities (beach, mountains, forests)
  • Suburban – live near (but not too near) all the excitement that cities have to offer
  • Rural – out in the country
Housing

Being comfortable in your housing is an important piece in your overall success and happiness during your Adventure

  • Dormitory
  • Hotel
  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Housing options are for you to decide the experience you want to have. No one choice is better than another

COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 has been a challenge for all of us, especially for the travel & tourism industry. We at AdventureEXP are prepared to continue hosting our destination work programs within the limitations of current travel restrictions, social distancing and recommendations by the Center for Disease Control.

All partner employers have provided us with their COVID-19 policy including their current safety measure they are taking as recommended by local, state and federal government, what their procedures will be if restrictions change and force a temporary or long-term closure of their business and how they will handle the employment of our Adventurers. These policies will be provided to you before you formally accept a new positions.

If your program is cancelled by your employer, AdventureEXP will attempt to find you an alternative destination work program and assist you with the cost of rerouting to that new location.

Should you decide to cancel your program before your experience begins, your program fee will be refunded within the terms of your signed Terms & Conditions.

Should you decide to leave your program early due to COVID-19, your program fee will not be refunded but AdventureEXP will support you in continuing your program at a later time at no additional cost to you, pending the availability of open positions.

For those of you not comfortable with participating at this time, follow our content on social media and stay up on our new exciting adventures we are putting together. Fill out our simple Interest Form to stay updated on travel restrictions, new program locations we are offering and next steps for when you are comfortable traveling again.

From your friends here at AdventureEXP, stay safe, stay positive and know that your next adventure is just around the corner.

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • 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 to find the best & brightest for your hiring needs. Submit your interest to showcase the positions you need help hiring and we’ll offer your positions to our ever-growing candidate pool. Once we learn your business and understand your needs, we facilitate the hiring and on-boarding process for all Adventurers to join your organization for their Destination Work Program 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, putting your experience on your resume or just want to share your experience – we are here to help! We help people be the best version of themselves through life experiences, empowerment and support.

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