Summer Jobs

We pride ourselves on our dynamic and experienced leadership staff. Through a rigorous selection process, we seek out people who are not only dedicated and responsible, but also fun, friendly and energetic.

All of our directors and head counselors are at least 21 years of age. Having worked extensively with high school and middle school students in the past, our staff members genuinely look forward to their summers with ACA.

Each member of our team works tirelessly throughout the program, serving as a mentor, advisor and friend to all our students. We work hard to create a warm, supportive family atmosphere, one in which ACA students are treated as young adults whose opinions and concerns truly matter. Our staff not only helps facilitate but also participates in activities; lives with and supervises students in residence halls and hotels; accompanies students around campuses, cities and on weekend trips; and maintains ACA’s safe, warm, supportive and fun environment for all students.

During the program, individual staff members concentrate on a specific small group of students to better ensure that every student gets the attention he or she deserves. This personalized approach is a big reason why ACA enjoys such popularity among students and parents and why ACA is considered by many to be the best pre-collegiate program.

Now Hiring Counselors & Directors

Become part of the American Collegiate Adventures (ACA) summer team! Directors and counselors must be dedicated, responsible and flexible individuals who enjoy working hard in a high-energy environment. Staff receive invaluable training and experience in leadership and mentoring.

Ideal candidates have endless energy, charisma and integrity. The staff stay on-campus with the students and escort them to classes and activities during our residential programs.

ACA Staff Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing all students on the program
  • Maintaining a safe, warm, supportive and fun environment for all students
  • Advising and mentoring students
  • Living with and supervising students in residence halls/hotels 
  • Accompanying students around campuses, cities and on weekend trips 


  1. Staff who are interested in international programs MUST be fluent in the local language and English.
  2. Staff must be available one week prior to the start date of their preferred program for staff orientation.
  3. Staff are provided room, board, transportation to and from the program, and a stipend which varies by program.
  4. Staff will be expected to staff student group flights.

If you are interested in joining our dedicated summer staff, please fill out the the application below. There is no set deadline for staff applications, but we are currently in the process of filling all positions, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Staff should communicate with the ACA office via email only. Please be advised, it typically takes two to three weeks for us to process your application.

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