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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

STS offers exciting opportunities to students all over the world. It is a privilege to work for such a prestige company.
Curtis, Operations Coordinator, UK 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 love my work because I work with so many inspiring and dedicated people all over the world. Every day my colleagues and I make a difference and together I feel that we can change a little part of the world. I look forward to my next working day, every day.
Gitte, Sales Coordinator, Danish Office Office
STS offers exciting opportunities to students all over the world. It is a privilege to work for such a prestige company.
Curtis, Operations Coordinator, UK 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 love my work because I work with so many inspiring and dedicated people all over the world. Every day my colleagues and I make a difference and together I feel that we can change a little part of the world. I look forward to my next working day, every day.
Gitte, Sales Coordinator, Danish Office 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

Sadie's level of service, her ability to improve quality, be innovative and at the same time always deliver on time is crucial. She constitutes a perfect example of an employee who truly lives by our core values when empowering young people to follow their dreams!
Sadie, HQ, DECEMBER
Fredrik is the silent saviour of all the people at STS! Everyone would agree that without Fredrik, we'd be entangled in our electric cables! He is the one who runs to help whenever needed. Fredrik is patient, kind and cheerful! Thanks for everything you do for us.
Fredrik, HQ, JANUARY
Morgan deserves to be recognized for many reason, most significant is her passion to provide the best program for our students. Morgan gets a 'rush' of excitment every time a student begins their adventure. She lives and breathes, 'We are one STS'!
Morgan, USA Office, FEBRUARY
Lilly is not only creative and innovative, but she is also able to present suggestions for improvement. She has the ability to handle anything and everything! She is a friendly colleague, always helpful and supportive. Thanks to her gentle and kind manner, she is very successful in promoting STS. Thank you Lilly for all you do for us!
Lilly, Swiss Office, MARCH
A big congrats to Marc! Marc is unfailingly reliable, he is service minded and a joy to work with. He is always improving the quality of our programs and streamlining our processes. Thank you Marc for all you do for us and our students!
Marc, UK Office, APRIL
To work with Emilia is like working with a force of nature. Emilia is brave, determined, honest, ambitiots and always ready to challenge the status quo. She is a true ambassador for STS and has a big (yellow) heart. We are so luck to have you!
Emilia, Finnish Office, MAY
Hanna is known for her positive attitude and for always being super helpful! Hanna is our rock when it comes to financial support! She is patient, cheerful and always gives top service. Please join us in congratulating Hanna!
Hanna, HQ, JUNE
Jeanette is continuing to deliver engaging and beautifully designed materials to STS for almost 20 years! She is truly passionate and fiercely protective of the STS brand. Jeanette is a real team player and always tries her hardest to support the whole organization!
Jeanette, HQ, JULY
Sadie's level of service, her ability to improve quality, be innovative and at the same time always deliver on time is crucial. She constitutes a perfect example of an employee who truly lives by our core values when empowering young people to follow their dreams!
Sadie, HQ, DECEMBER
Fredrik is the silent saviour of all the people at STS! Everyone would agree that without Fredrik, we'd be entangled in our electric cables! He is the one who runs to help whenever needed. Fredrik is patient, kind and cheerful! Thanks for everything you do for us.
Fredrik, HQ, JANUARY
Morgan deserves to be recognized for many reason, most significant is her passion to provide the best program for our students. Morgan gets a 'rush' of excitment every time a student begins their adventure. She lives and breathes, 'We are one STS'!
Morgan, USA Office, FEBRUARY
Lilly is not only creative and innovative, but she is also able to present suggestions for improvement. She has the ability to handle anything and everything! She is a friendly colleague, always helpful and supportive. Thanks to her gentle and kind manner, she is very successful in promoting STS. Thank you Lilly for all you do for us!
Lilly, Swiss Office, MARCH
A big congrats to Marc! Marc is unfailingly reliable, he is service minded and a joy to work with. He is always improving the quality of our programs and streamlining our processes. Thank you Marc for all you do for us and our students!
Marc, UK Office, APRIL
To work with Emilia is like working with a force of nature. Emilia is brave, determined, honest, ambitiots and always ready to challenge the status quo. She is a true ambassador for STS and has a big (yellow) heart. We are so luck to have you!
Emilia, Finnish Office, MAY
Hanna is known for her positive attitude and for always being super helpful! Hanna is our rock when it comes to financial support! She is patient, cheerful and always gives top service. Please join us in congratulating Hanna!
Hanna, HQ, JUNE
Jeanette is continuing to deliver engaging and beautifully designed materials to STS for almost 20 years! She is truly passionate and fiercely protective of the STS brand. Jeanette is a real team player and always tries her hardest to support the whole organization!
Jeanette, HQ, JULY

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