Overseas Educator Application

  • Please review the required qualifications for being an Overseas Educator before you begin your application:
    Required qualifications
    • Able to work legally in the U.S.; meaning you are either a U.S. citizen or possess a working Visa or Green Card
      (Carpe Diem can not hire individuals who are not eligible to work in the U.S., nor are we able to assist in obtaining work visas at this time)
    • Proficiency in Spanish for our Latin America semesters
    • While KiSwahili, Hindi, and Thai proficiency are not required for our East Africa, India, or Southeast Asia semesters, priority is given to applicants with those language skills
    • Direct experience living, working or independently traveling in the regions for which you apply (priority is given to applicants who have experience in 2 or more of the regions where we work)
    • Professional experience leading or facilitating groups (preferably with students age 17 - 22)
    • Experience successfully working with a co-leader
    • Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or complete the course pre-departure (Not sure how you'd pay for a WFR? Check out our WFR certification scholarship program.
    • Valid Drivers License for our Borderlands, Hawaii, and South Pacific semesters
    • Typical age of our Overseas Educators is 27 - 32. We rarely hire staff younger than 25, as we are looking for candidates with significant professional experience working with youth and/or working overseas
  • (as it appears on your passport)
  • (If a job posting, where? If a person, who? etc.)
  • Program Start date and Region

  • Passport Information

  • Relevant Overseas Experience

    Please give a short explanation of your experience (time & activities) in each region. There will be space to upload your resume below as well.
  • Personal Details

  • Please list date of issue, expiration date, and accrediting organizations.
  • Scuba, WEMT, NVC, etc...
  • Please indicate if you speak or write any language other than English. Include years of study and level of fluency.
  • References

    Please give us the names and email addresses of 6 references that will receive reference forms to prior to your interview. If you don't have someone within a specific capacity as we've requested, please feel free to replace that reference with someone from a similar relationship.
  • Reference 1

    Please provide someone who can testify to your GROUP leadership experience.
  • Reference 2

    Please provide someone who can testify to your LEADERSHIP experience.
  • Reference 3

    Please provide someone who can speak to your co-leadership experience.
  • Reference 4

    Please provide a former employer.
  • Reference 5

    Please provide another former employer.
  • Reference 6

    Please provide a former student for whom your were a leader in the past.
  • Essays

    Please answer the following essays.
  • Photo, Resume, Cover Letter

  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, pdf.
    If you would like us to get to know you with a picture in mind, please upload a photo of your self!
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, pages.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, pages.
  • Please click on "Submit" button below.