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Hire with CIEE Next Winter

Are you looking for ski instructors, lift operators, food & beverage workers, or resort help for next year? Winter Work & Travel students are available to fill these positions, and many more! Contact a CIEE International Recruitment Consultant who will develop a hiring strategy based upon the needs of your company, the suitability of your jobs for each market, and student availability.


CIEE Work and Travel USA offers hiring support to businesses of all sizes. CIEE staff work with you to understand your requirements, design a hiring solution to fit your needs, and ensure that both you and your participants are well prepared and supported throughout the season.

All CIEE Hiring Services are free of charge and whichever you choose, you can be confident that all CIEE participants receive the same level of support—from thorough screening and pre-departure preparation overseas to assistance with paperwork and visa requirements, and 24/7 support during their time here in the U.S.

Click here to see student availability for winter 2016

Winter 2013 Students

Season Country Typical Start Date Typical End Date Typical Duration Current Size Growth Potential Local rules
Winter Argentina Dec-1 to Dec-14 Mar-15 to Apr-1 14 weeks Small Good May not miss class, need a letter from university to work past Mar-15
Winter Australia Nov-25 to Dec-7 Feb-7 to Feb-21 12 weeks Small Limited  
Winter Brazil Nov-29 to Dec-14 Mar-1 to Mar- 15 13 weeks Small Good Nov-15 is earliest work start date, Mar-15 is the latest work end date
Winter Chile Dec-1 to Dec-14 Mar-8 to Apr-1 13 weeks Small Good  
Winter Ecuador Feb-1 to Feb-15 Apr-20 to Apr-30 10 weeks Small Good Feb-1 isearliest work start date, Apr-30 is the latest work end date (Guyaquil region)
Winter Malaysia Nov-10 to Nov-24 Feb-20 to Feb-25 13 weeks Small Good  
Winter Peru Dec-7 to Dec-21 Mar-10 to Mar- 31 13 weeks Large  Good Dec-1 is earliest work start date, Mar-30 is the latest work end date
Winter South Africa Nov-20 to Dec-10 Feb-7 to Feb-28 12 weeks Small Limited  
Winter Uruguay Dec-6 to Dec-20 Mar-15 to Apr-1 16 weeks Small Limited  
Current Size
Small: Less than 100
Medium: 100 - 500
Large: 500+

Growth Potential
Limited: Impediments to growth
Good: There is potential for steady growth
Very Good: Growth coupled with high volume

Winter 2015-2016 Hiring Services

Our Hiring Services range from multi-stop Road Shows overseas where you interview and hire students face-to-face, to Virtual Hire events where you interview students online at our headquarters using webcams, to Recruit events where CIEE representatives hire students on your behalf. All CIEE hiring services are free for employers! Contact a CIEE International Recruitment Consultant to find the right solution for your business.

Choose a hiring service for Winter 2016:

CIEE Road Show

Travel with CIEE on our South America Road Show
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CIEE Recruit

Let CIEE staff hire students on your behalf
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CIEE Virtual

Conduct face-to-face interviews online from your office
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Start the Hiring Process Today

While CIEE can register new employers at any time, the following is a general overview of the timeline of signing up to hire Winter students:

Employers sign up with CIEE May - July
CIEE advertises jobs to students June - September
Hiring season (trips, virtual interviews, online hiring, etc.) July - October
Students arrive December

Meet CIEE at NSAA’s Trade Shows this Winter

CIEE is proud to support WinterKids—helping children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity.

CIEE is the largest sponsor of the Work & Travel USA program globally—and we have the largest reach in South America, where the majority of winter hiring is done. For Winter 2014-2015, students were recruited from 9 countries around the globe. Last season, our well-prepared and well-qualified participants were issued visas at a rate of over 99%.

"We have had great success recruiting with CIEE. The dedication of each team member shows, from finding us quality applicants, to running well-organized hiring events, to the personal follow-up throughout the season. They are there for us and our employees every step of the way!"

Melinda Stearns
Human Resources Director

Travel to South America at no cost if you plan to hire 25 participants per recruiter (includes international airfare, ground transportation, accommodation in wonderful hotels, CIEE staff support, venue, breakfast daily, and selected lunches and dinners).