The Experiment is Hiring

The Experiment in International Living is currently hiring experienced and inclusive educators to guide our summer 2019 programs in Japan. To learn more about our programs in Japan, please visit:

Group leaders travel alongside their group and serve as their students’ primary support throughout the program. Two co-leaders work together to guide a group of up to 15 high school students on a 4-week journey. Leaders’ responsibilities’ include helping their students integrate into local cultures and host families, conducting group excursions, and guiding students through discussions of and reflections on their experiences. Leaders work with the Experiment’s US-based staff and in-country partners to maximize students’ health and safety and to ensure the program is meaningful, challenging, and experientially rich.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Fluent in Japanese and English

  • Experience working with high school students in a leadership capacity

  • At least 21 years of age (Applicants must be 21 or older by June 1, 2019.)

  • A bachelor's degree (Current undergraduates may apply if they are on track to obtain their bachelor’s degree by June 15, 2019.)

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

  • Eligibility to work in the United States

  • A current passport (valid through January 2020)

  • Complete availability for the duration of the program (including Staff Training in Brattleboro, Vermont from June 24-29, and the entirety of the program in Japan from June 30 – July 29).


  • Intensive weeklong professional development training

  • Experience a familiar culture from a new perspective

  • Use your language skills and expand your professional network

  • Stipend based on program length; program-related travel expenses covered

Learn More and apply online at

Final application deadline: January 20, 2019.

Questions? Contact us at

Commitment to Diversity

The Experiment is committed to recruiting and supporting students of diverse backgrounds, and thus The Experiment is equally committed to hiring Group Leaders who represent diverse geographic, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds.

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