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Title Global Navigator High School Program Leader (Summer 2017)
Business Unit High School Summer Abroad Programs
Location International

Are you looking for a tangible way to make a difference in the lives of High School students? Do you have a passion for supporting High School students in their pursuit of study abroad? Do you believe that studying abroad gives kids a sense of the common threads that connect us all, the things that make us, no matter our skin color or culture, human? If you enjoy facilitating international, intercultural, immersive experience for High School students we encourage you to apply for this position.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is seeking Program Leaders committed to the process of education, cross-cultural learning and leadership development for our Global Navigator High School Summer programs in 2017. Program Leaders are experienced and dedicated teachers, advisors, counselors, coaches, and other leaders of high school students. These programs are three or four weeks in length and are currently offered at CIEE Study Centers in twenty-one countries around the world for U.S. high school students in the 2017-2020 graduating classes.

The programs give curious and motivated high school students the opportunity to spend three to four weeks of the summer immersed in another culture, studying a world language, developing leadership skills, and diving deeper into a subject they are passionate about. Please visit the Global Navigator High School Summer website for more specific details for each program.

Session Dates:

•Session One-starting by June 10, 2017 and ending by July 9, 2017

•Session Two-starting by July 5, 2017 and ending by August 5, 2017

Primary Responsibilities of Program Leaders:

• Complete an online training course (20-30 hours) and a three-day in-person training session in the spring

• Travel with the students from the gateway airport to the program site at the start of the program

• Travel with the students from the program site back to the gateway airport at the end of the program

• Serve as the primary contact for the students during the program

• Coordinate with in-country staff to organize activities and excursions

• Assist participants outside program hours in the case of behavioral or medical issues

• Respond to participant needs in a timely manner and seek assistance immediately from CIEE in-country staff for challenges/situations outside the scope of your training

• Actively participate in and encourage student participation in all program activities and excursions

• Blog about program events, stories, and student progress 2-3 times every week during the program

Program-Specific Responsibilities:

Language & Culture

• Evaluate students’ pre- and post-program language assessments to illustrate the development of their language skills

• Lead daily excursions Into the Community designed to encourage students to practice their new language skills with local people

• Become familiar with the language course curriculum in order to facilitate learning connections between course work, activities and excursions, and host family interactions

• Monitor students’ personal and intercultural growth through regular review of their reflective journals and self-assessments

Service & Leadership

• Participate in all volunteer work alongside students

• Provide evaluation of student participation during the program

• Reinforce the CIEE leadership curriculum for students while outside the classroom

Global Discovery

• Live in student housing and be ready to assist students at odd hours

• Review student work and assessments during the program

• Become familiar with the subject matter curriculum in order to help students make connections between classroom work and activities and excursions

Professional Development:

The Global Navigator Program Leader positions provide a unique opportunity for professional development. All Program Leaders will undergo training in intercultural communication and risk and safety management. Language & Culture Program Leaders will receive training on the CIEE world language curriculum and on facilitating language learning outside the classroom. They will return to the U.S. with new language teaching skills which they can bring back to their own classrooms. All Program Leaders will receive a certificate of completion which includes the hours spent in training before the program departs and hours spent on the program fulfilling Program Leader duties as assigned.


• $1,500 stipend for four-week Language & Culture programs

• $1,200 stipend for three-week Service & Leadership and Global Discovery programs

• Reimbursement of costs associated with online and in-person training

• First Aid/CPR training

• Travel costs (round-trip domestic flight, ground transportation, and food stipend while in transit)

• iNext International Travel and Health Insurance

• Costs associated with travel to/from the U.S. gateway city

• Accommodations at airport hotel in U.S. gateway city (if required), food stipend, round-trip domestic flight, one piece of checked luggage, ground transportation

• Round-trip economy international airfare between U.S. gateway city and host country

• In-country accommodations (hotel/hostel/dorm, shared apartment or homestay), stipend for food or meals provided, ground transportation, admission fees for all activities, and local cell phone. CIEE does not provide reimbursement for international data/calling plans on personal phones.

Note: Accommodations vary by program location.


• Chile: Valparaiso

• China: Beijing, Nanjing & Shanghai

• Dominican Republic: Santiago

• France: Rennes & Toulouse

• Germany: Berlin

• Italy: Ferrara

• Japan: Tokyo

• Mexico: Guanajuato

• Morocco: Rabat

• Peru: Cusco

• Portugal: Lisbon

• South Korea: Seoul

• Spain: Alicante


• Language & Culture Program Leaders must be full-time world language teachers at the high school level

• Bachelor’s degree required, teaching certification is a plus

• Strong proficiency in the language of the host country

• Extensive knowledge of and experience in the host country

• Excellent interpersonal skills and intercultural communication skills

• Strong leadership skills and a desire to work with high school students

• Ability to set and maintain personal boundaries and follow through with disciplinary measures

• Passport valid through February 2018. CIEE will cover the cost of visas where necessary but cannot reimburse passport fees.

• Authorization to work lawfully in the United States

• Due to Federal Regulations, a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment.

Work Environment

Physical demands include:

• Walking and standing for up to 8 hours per day, often times outdoors in sun and heat

• Riding a bicycle, swimming, and hiking

• Leading participants while maintaining a positive attitude in a physically challenging environment

CIEE seeks to foster excellence through tapping the skills of a diverse workforce. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Applications by ethnically diverse and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Candidate Instructions

Click the link below to begin your online application. You will be asked a series of questions about your education background and work experience to determine whether you are eligible to be a Global Navigator High School Summer Program Leader. Eligible candidates will later receive instructions on how to apply to a specific location and program type. If you have applied through our automated system in the past, please be sure to update your profile to reflect any changes in your education or work experience.

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