All applicants to our programs must be aged 18 or over at the time of application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Timeline for 2016 Recruitment
• Sunday November 22: Applications open
• Sunday January 10: Priority Application deadline at 23:59 PST.
• Sunday February 14: All applications close at 23:59 PST.
• Decisions and offers are made on a rolling basis, no later than Sunday March 9th
• June/July: Programs begin
The Application Process
The Learning Enterprises application process is three-tiered, consisting of the written application and two interviews. All applications are considered on a rolling basis, and we advise that you apply early.
Once you click on the apply now button, you will be taken to our secure Paypal page where you will be asked to process the application fee as detailed below. Once you’ve completed this payment, you will then be directed to complete the written application. Your application will then be process through the various necessary stages. We hope to process your application as quickly as we can, however as we are sure you understand, it can take time to process such a large number of applicants of such a high standard.
Written application: The written application consists of some personal information, four short answer questions, some security questions and an uploaded resume.
First-round interview: Our Campus Directors review written applications and may invite you to do a first-round interview. The first-round interview is a general fit interview. It is an opportunity for us to learn more about you and for you to learn more about us. This may be an in-person interview for those applicants near one of our main campuses and a phone/Skype interview for all others.
Second-round interview: The Campus Directors will forward recommended applicants to the Program Directors who conduct the second round of interviews for selected applicants. This interview is country-specific, and will evaluate your fit with the program of your choice. Almost all program interviews will take place over the phone.
Application Fee: Applicants who apply by January 10th pay a $20 application fee, whereas applicants who apply by February 14th pay a $30 fee.
The modest application fee allows Learning Enterprises to process the growing number of applications as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is this fee that pays for the technology we use to process applications and manage our volunteer pool once hired.
Once you are accepted : Accepted volunteers must sign a liability waiver, code of conduct form, and submit a $500 security deposit check that WILL NOT be deposited unless the volunteer withdraws from his/her program. Should a program be cancelled for any reason, security deposits will not be cashed and the affected volunteers will be encouraged to join a different country program or to take part in LE the following summer.
NOTE: All LE volunteers assume responsibility for obtaining their plane tickets and visas in a timely manner. Any volunteer accepted to a program with visa requirements must apply immediately upon his/her acceptance. Non-U.S. citizens may have special visa requirements and are required to notify their Program Director of these requirements.