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Join CET's Worldwide Team

CET hires staff around the world who are committed to the life-changing power of study abroad. Whether you work in our Washington, DC headquarters or at one of our program sites in Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East, you join a cadre of professionals all working towards a larger mission to bring high-quality study abroad experiences to high school, gap, and college students. 

Organization Benefits and Culture

Supportive Culture

We recruit hard-working, challenge-seeking staff who love study abroad and have their own experiences to share. The pace of work is fast and the details exacting, but the culture is supportive. Need help? Ask a colleague, your manager…or even our President. Her door is always open.

Benefits for Work-Life Balance

8 weeks of paid Parental Leave. 5 weeks of Paid Time Off to start. Flexible work arrangements. And absolutely no pressure from management to check email after hours. When we say we support work-life balance, we mean it.

Excellent Management

People don’t leave companies, they leave managers. So we support our management team with ongoing professional development that helps them meet our high expectations—that managers listen openly, communicate directly, and empower staff to problem-solve and grow.

World Impact

We are an eco-certified organization with ongoing initiatives to diversify staff, promote sustainability, and give back to local communities. Want to work for a company that cares about the world? Look no further.

Current Position Openings

Positions at CET that are currently accepting applications, in the US and around the world, will be posted here. Any questions? Contact [email protected].

CET Student Services Coordinator

The Student Services Coordinator (SSC) is part of CET’s Student Services team. Through proactive and inclusive advising, the Student Services team equips students to study abroad. We serve as the bridge between the program on-site and the student pre-departure, delivering prepared students to our colleagues abroad, so they can maximize their study abroad experience. This team actively supports CET’s mission by providing comprehensive support services that prepare students academically, culturally, and personally for their time abroad. The Student Services team maintains an active partnership with fellow CET colleagues in DC and around the world, as well as with university partners. The Student Services team seeks to understand the needs of students and how to best support those needs. The team’s broad range of support services enhance the quality of CET programming, facilitate student retention, and optimize the student experience.
Application Deadline: January 3, 2022
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Director, Talent & Culture

The Director of Talent & Culture is a strategic partner who supports all divisions of Academic Travel Abroad, including CET, and advises the Executive Team on all personnel matters in the US and overseas on topics such as: benefits/payroll, on/off-boarding, staff development, compliance and all other HR-related issues. This person’s goal is to support our culture of respect, civility, direct communication and a love for learning through travel.
Application Deadline: January 10, 2022
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CET Japan Resident Director

The Japan Resident Director is primarily responsible overseeing student life in Japan, such as orientation, health and safety, student advising, housing, and activity planning on the CET Japan portfolio of programs, which run during the fall, spring and summer terms. The Resident Director also has duties related to custom programs, which operate on a case-by-case basis.
Application Deadline: January 12, 2022
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CET Japan Academic Director

CET is seeking an Academic Director (AD) for CET Japan. The AD is responsible for the academic excellence of the CET Japan programs, articulating a clear vision and academic identity, ensuring the delivery of a robust, well-designed curriculum, upholding the highest standards in teaching, learning, and pedagogy, and positioning CET at the forefront of the field. The AD is also responsible for ensuring smooth academic administration: adhering to all CET policies and processes, maintaining strong relationships with local university partners, faculty and staff, and CET headquarters. In addition, the AD collaborates closely with CET Student Life staff to ensure the quality of program activities, ongoing orientations, and the roommate program.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022
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Faculty Instructor, Japanese Language

CET is seeking Japanese language faculty for CET Japan. Course faculty are expected to take full ownership of their course, with direction from the program’s Academic Director as needed. Faculty are expected to deliver the course according to the highest academic standards, to provide a  stimulating and inclusive intellectual environment, and to adhere to CET’s academic policies. In addition – and importantly, given that this is a study abroad program – faculty are asked to make concrete connections between the academic content of the course and Japan as context. This is a primary academic goal for CET as an organization, and a central metric around which course feedback is designed.
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CET Program Leader
Multiple Positions: China, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, or USA

CET is seeking program leaders for all our High School and Pre-college summer programs. Pre-departure, the Program Leaders work closely with the Global Perspectives Team to develop location specific academic and reflective activities, excursions, and discussion topics, based on the core course curriculum and learning plan. While on-site, the Program Leaders are responsible for implementing these activities and facilitating these discussions, with the support of the Local Coordinator. The Program Leaders are also in charge of student health, safety, and behavior, and stay with the students in a hostel or hotel during the second city excursion.
Application deadline: January 1, 2022.
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A CET Career Path

We do everything we can to retain high-performing staff members. And as a fast-growing company, we frequently offer opportunities that allow us to do just that. New programs, initiatives, and positions mean that there are plenty of ways for staff to develop professionally…even across the globe. In fact, many CET staff members have launched their careers in overseas positions and advanced to US-based positions, or vice versa. Other staff have stayed in one location but switched teams as their interests changed. If staff longevity is a test of company success, we think we’ve passed with flying colors.

Tess and Kyle at front desk

Internships at CET

Interested in launching a career in education abroad? Did you love your own study abroad experience and want to learn about the behind-the-scenes? Consider interning for CET.

We offer paid internships in our Washington, DC office during the fall, spring and summer terms. It is our belief that interns should be provided with structured responsibilities, clear direction, and useful evaluation and feedback. We look to interns to provide insight about today’s students.

We do not currently have any open internship positions. Please check back for future postings and information.

Our company is committed to diversity, and we work hard to maintain a welcoming, non-discriminatory office culture. We welcome qualified applicants of all backgrounds to apply to our openings. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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