Students exploring beyond the classroom

If you're looking to join a passionate, mission-driven team, you've come to the right place.

School Year Abroad (SYA) was founded in 1964 with the mission to help young people develop skills for successful engagement in an increasingly interdependent world.  

Want to join us?
We love what we do and we think you will, too.

While the experience belongs to the student, it takes the dedication and commitment of many to recruit, secure resources for, educate and continue to engage with our incredible students and community each year. 

Embracing difference and celebrating diversity are at the heart of all we do. 

We seek  world-class talent to shape the future of education. Excellent intercultural competency and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive, professional relationships with colleagues, students and families are critical to the success of SYA's mission. We especially welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our population.  

Our administrative office is located in North Andover, Mass., and our campuses abroad are in France, Italy and Spain. SYA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  

We recognize that not everyone enters the work world with the same opportunities. Transferable skills, experience and motivation to learn are important to us. Take the leap and apply, you just might be the person we are looking for!

Ready to start your SYA journey? 


Benefits at a Glance (for employees based at U.S. Headquarters in North Andover, MA)
In addition to knowing that you could be shaping the mind of a future U.S. Ambassador or a founder of an NGO, SYA offers:

  • health insurance with health savings account contributions 
  • dental insurance 
  • long-term disability 
  • life and AD&D Insurance 
  • generous 403(b) retirement contributions 
  • paid vacation, sick time and holidays 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • hybrid working model for positions at the administrative headquarters (two  days remote, three days in office) 
  • summer Fridays

*Certain benefits are applicable only to benefit-eligible positions 



SYA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks candidates who add to the diversity of our organization. SYA is committed to building a team that embraces and works toward equity, diversity and inclusion for our entire community, both in the United States and abroad.