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The STS Company

Empowering young people to grow through education and cultural exchange.  

STS is a global company within travel and education that makes it possible for 8-19 year-olds to go out and discover the world, learn new languages, experience different cultures, grow in independence and self-confidence, and develop into true citizens of the world. We were the first company in the world to offer these opportunities and it is our strong belief that our products are more relevant now than ever.

Most companies sell products or services, but we offer our clients life-changing experiences and the chance to grow and develop in important ways, and as STS employees it is our duty and privilege to accompany them as they discover the world for themselves. This is a responsibility that we have the outmost respect for, knowing that the experiences we offer will accompany our students forever. 

Do you know what it’s like to surf in -15-degree weather in rural Norway or how to keep 95 students hydrated on a sweltering New York summer day? We do. We’re intimately involved in all aspects of our programmes and activities, so that we can be 100% sure that our students get the best experience every time. With our core values – expertise, passion and respect – as our guiding light, we work tirelessly to give our students everything they need for a successful exchange and the adventure of a lifetime.

Start your journey with us

Today, STS is one of the world's leading organisations for language training and international youth exchange. We highly value a corporate culture and working environment where all of our colleagues feel at home and like equally important parts of the same team.

Independence, self-confidence, a desire to constantly better oneself: these are some of the qualities we strive to foster in our students, and we find it equally important that our co-workers feel encouraged to flourish in the same way.Whether it’s developing a whole new high school product or changing the beans in the coffee machine from Arabica to Robusta, employees are constantly encouraged to take initiative and promote change, knowing that this is what moves us forward as a company and helps us advance on our own individual journeys.

Keeping it in the family

Since its beginnings, 60 years ago, STS has remained a family-owned company, a fact which permeates every aspect of our operations and mentality. Like with any family, there are traditions, inside jokes, friendly rivalries and lots of laughs. We work hard and play hard, push each other to be our best, share each other’s challenges and successes, and know that we can always count on one another for support and encouragement.

A good working environment is everything to us. At HQ, when you need a break we encourage you to work on becoming the next ping pong world champion in the Marketing department or develop your inner horticulturist over in Operations (all departments are also strongly encouraged to hone their baking skills and share the fruits of their labour).

Welcome to the family.

Why we love working here

Working at STS is so much fun. It has allowed me to visit some awesome places like Alicante and the French Riviera. It never gets boring at STS and you always get to see and be apart of new adventures everyday.
Axel, Sales Expert, Swedish Office
I started my journey with STS as a leader in Oxford 2002, and I have had the benefit of trying several positions within STS during my years here. I love the international work environment, I love the good craziness that the youth and travel industry brings, and I am truly grateful for everything that I have had the opportunity to experience.
Johanna, Manager of Global Service Center, HQ
I have been working at STS for three years and I absolutely love it! STS’s work culture is really openminded and family-like. Whenever there is a new idea or any kind of improvement request, it is heard and also done. I can definitely recommend STS as an employer.
Gloria, Program Coordinator, German Office
STS gave me the opportunity to pursue my dream of being a content creator and has full trust in what I’m doing. My co- workers and STS as whole makes me feel wanted and pushes me to be my very best. I also have the best co-workers in the world which I think is extremely important in a work place. I love going to work and feel like I’m making a difference to the kids!
Erik, Content Producer, HQ
I’ve been with STS for a decade now and I can say I still love my job as if it's the first day. It reflects my passions for travelling and languages and also something I truly believe in: you only grow through experience. I started as a leader at university and I continued taking other roles both in Italy and abroad. The environment is friendly yet committed so that everybody feels what they do matters!
Chiara, Programme Manager, Italian Office
Working at STS is so much fun. It has allowed me to visit some awesome places like Alicante and the French Riviera. It never gets boring at STS and you always get to see and be apart of new adventures everyday.
Axel, Sales Expert, Swedish Office
I started my journey with STS as a leader in Oxford 2002, and I have had the benefit of trying several positions within STS during my years here. I love the international work environment, I love the good craziness that the youth and travel industry brings, and I am truly grateful for everything that I have had the opportunity to experience.
Johanna, Manager of Global Service Center, HQ
I have been working at STS for three years and I absolutely love it! STS’s work culture is really openminded and family-like. Whenever there is a new idea or any kind of improvement request, it is heard and also done. I can definitely recommend STS as an employer.
Gloria, Program Coordinator, German Office
STS gave me the opportunity to pursue my dream of being a content creator and has full trust in what I’m doing. My co- workers and STS as whole makes me feel wanted and pushes me to be my very best. I also have the best co-workers in the world which I think is extremely important in a work place. I love going to work and feel like I’m making a difference to the kids!
Erik, Content Producer, HQ
I’ve been with STS for a decade now and I can say I still love my job as if it's the first day. It reflects my passions for travelling and languages and also something I truly believe in: you only grow through experience. I started as a leader at university and I continued taking other roles both in Italy and abroad. The environment is friendly yet committed so that everybody feels what they do matters!
Chiara, Programme Manager, Italian Office

  • TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
    With STS you can work all across the world. Whether it's chaperoning students or going to conferences. STS loves travel and we hope you do too!
  • Global Perspective
    STS is proud to operate globally. As an employee you will be in contact with many different countries and cultures.
  • Personal Development
    We want our employees to grow with us. We recruit from our own ranks and strive to constantly learn from each other.
  • Team Activities
    At STS it is important to have fun! We are known for hosting fun activities so you can get to know your team outside of work!

Employee of the Month

Carol brings her A game to work every single day! If you are lucky enough to work with her, then you know she lives and breathes STS in all she does. She is known around the office as -The Zapp Queen! STS surely is a better place having Carol in it!
Carol, USA Office, MARCH
Not only is Karin dedicated but she is one of the most patient and humble people you can meet. She is always positive, she is service minded and always walks the extra mile in all projects that she is involved in. She is a great team member and we are happy that she is part of our team.
Karin, HQ, APRIL
Emelie is our Transport Master! She knows the airline business like the back of her hand, and manages to do it all with a smile on her face! You can feel the passion even through the phone! She can turn a 'no' into a 'YES'!
Emelie, HQ, MAY
Gitte is always going the extra mile! Giving our customers that 'personal touch'. She really brings the Danish Hygge with her everywhere she goes!
Gitte, Danish Office, JUNE
The cold Swedish weather doesn't get this Austrian down! You can find Christina dominating our partner relations all across the world! Way to go Christina!
Christina, HQ, JULY
Full of enthusiasm and positivity, Barbara brings so much to the STS Team. When she isn't out traveling the world, she is holding meetings all over Switzerland, representing our STS products! Thank you Barbara!
Barbara, Swiss Office, AUGUST
Emmi is always pushing a little extra to make things work and is helping to deliver the best results for STS. She is cheerful and open-minded. A pleasure to work with, both at the office and at the pub after a day of work!
Emmi, Finnish Office, SEPTEMBER
Carol brings her A game to work every single day! If you are lucky enough to work with her, then you know she lives and breathes STS in all she does. She is known around the office as -The Zapp Queen! STS surely is a better place having Carol in it!
Carol, USA Office, MARCH
Not only is Karin dedicated but she is one of the most patient and humble people you can meet. She is always positive, she is service minded and always walks the extra mile in all projects that she is involved in. She is a great team member and we are happy that she is part of our team.
Karin, HQ, APRIL
Emelie is our Transport Master! She knows the airline business like the back of her hand, and manages to do it all with a smile on her face! You can feel the passion even through the phone! She can turn a 'no' into a 'YES'!
Emelie, HQ, MAY
Gitte is always going the extra mile! Giving our customers that 'personal touch'. She really brings the Danish Hygge with her everywhere she goes!
Gitte, Danish Office, JUNE
The cold Swedish weather doesn't get this Austrian down! You can find Christina dominating our partner relations all across the world! Way to go Christina!
Christina, HQ, JULY
Full of enthusiasm and positivity, Barbara brings so much to the STS Team. When she isn't out traveling the world, she is holding meetings all over Switzerland, representing our STS products! Thank you Barbara!
Barbara, Swiss Office, AUGUST
Emmi is always pushing a little extra to make things work and is helping to deliver the best results for STS. She is cheerful and open-minded. A pleasure to work with, both at the office and at the pub after a day of work!
Emmi, Finnish Office, SEPTEMBER

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