International Instagram Contest • LeadAbroad

Welcome Instagram Influencers!

How it works


Join the contest.


Craft your post.


See if you are invited to the next week!

The Prize

How does 2 weeks in Cape Town or Costa Rica sound to you?  Ziplining in a cloud forest or walking alongside elephants?  That’s just a Tuesday on a LeadAbroad trip.

The grand prize for the competition is to serve as the International Instagram Intern in Cape Town or Costa Rica in May this summer!  The free trip includes accommodation, transfers, adventure and service activities, medical insurance and staff support. Meals and flight not included.

As the International Instagram Intern, you will capture and share the story of the trip on Instagram. So if killer hashtags and witty captions are your jam, we want you! Check out this video for a sneak peak of what you could win…

So what’s the International Instagram Internship?

Great question. We are looking for a rockstar to join us abroad and help us share our story on Instagram this summer. If selected as the winner, you will….

  • Win a free 2-week trip to Cape Town or Costa Rica (airfare and meals not included) – thats a $2600-$2900 value!

  • Enjoy all program activities – hiking, biking, sailing, surfing, volunteering and more!

  • Capture the experience and share it on Instagram

  • Create a 2 minute highlight video of your trip abroad

  • Interview other students about their travels

  • Gain incredible resume building experience

  • Enjoy an epic trip abroad!


How do I start?

It’s easy. Since you have been invited to join the contest, all you have to do is join the competition by completing the week 1 challenge below. 

Week 1 Challenge!

Post on your Instagram to announce that you are joining the LeadAbroad International Instagram Intern competition! You can make your own post or use one of ours below. Get creative and make your post reflect your personality.  This is a way to share the news and let us get to know you!


  • Tag @LeadAbroad

  • Use the hashtags #LeadAbroadLife and #InstaInternWeek1

  • Post by Friday, February 17

  • Watch your email to see if you’ve made it to week 2 of the competition

There will be a total of 4 weeks of the competition. You will receive details each week if you have been invited to join the next week!

Who We Are

We lead transformative experiences abroad.

This summer, we will take 500+ students abroad from 60 different universities abroad. We are heading to Cape Town, Greece, Rome, Barcelona, London and Costa Rica in 2017!

You can also explore “Why LeadAbroad” on our website and this quick video! Also check out our Instagram feed to get to know our students and locations!

Tips from the Pros


Canmie in Rome


Taylor Brock

Think about one moment during your travels that truly made an impact on your life. Try to communicate the excitement and joy of that moment through all of your International Instagram Intern posts! – Kelsey Schmidt

Watch the videos and check out the website to get to know us!  The DIRECT trips are so much fun and you would get to join and make a ton of friends in Cape Town or Costa Rica this summer! – Cammie Cook

Share your personality!  Make all of your posts reflect you and why you want this internship this summer! – Taylor Brock

If you have any questions, email Carolyn at Carolyn@LeadAbroad. Can’t wait!

*Meals and airfare not included. *LeadAbroad reserves the right not to select a winner based on submissions.

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