Salary and Job Benefits

Salary and Job Benefits

This is a paid position

All salaries are established before French taxes, and one full month salary represents 26 days worked. In accordance with French law, counselors receive at least 1 day off per week. Counselors are paid monthly by direct deposit into their bank account. Counselors receive a paystub for all earned sums

Overnight Camps :
First-year Counselors (both Language and Daily Life) : €1170 / month

Returning "Veteran" Counselor (both Language and Daily Life) : €1300 / month

Day Camp in Paris :
100 euros per day. No accomodation nor benefits are provided.
                                                 - Overnight camps only -

All housing and meals are covered during the contract with bedding included (€30 a day per person, paid by American Village for you). 

Each counselor receives a €50 train travel defrayal to their camp.

Free laundry services available on site at least once a week.

No fees to apply, and no fees associated with your temporary work permit.

Important : Read about our limited ability to accommodate different dietary restrictions in our FAQs.  

Accident insurance while working for work-related injuries is also included.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Camp location


Work in France
Improve your CV
France is the number one tourist destination in the world. While our counselors live and work on-location (at camp), they generally use their time before or after their employment to discover France - its traditions, cuisine, landscapes, language and people. Our teams can be quite multi-cultural and friendships are easily made in a camp setting. 

Read more about counselor experiences in France and the friends they made on our counselor testimonial page.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                  A job abroad is a great way to boost your CV and show ambition and independence. 

This unique opportunity gives a chance for personal and professional development. If this is your first time teaching, leading activities or working with kids then this is a great first step. Gain valuable experience and learn from the other counselors on your team.

For more seasoned counsellors, this is an opportunity to exchange ideas with others, develop skills or try something comepletely new!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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