2024 - CIEE (online)

Santa Cruz Seaside Company


Santa Cruz, California; 1.5 hours from San Francisco

5.25 - 6.24 to 9.02 - 30

Boardwalk Guest Services

Live and work at the beach!

OFFERED: $60.16/week, deposit $150

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, voted the World’s Best Seaside Amusement Park in 2007, has been operating since 1915 and features both modern and classic thrill rides, restaurants, miniature golf, video game arcades, and family bowling, all located on a mile of sandy beach.

Santa Cruz is situated about 32 mi (51 km) south of San Jose and 75 mi (120 km) south of San Francisco.  Santa Cruz is known for its moderate climate, the natural beauty of its coastline, and breathtaking redwood forests.  The city is home to several state park and beaches as well as the University of California.


Santa Cruz Seaside Company is looking for:


Participants do not get to select their housing, housing will be assigned by program administrator and is non-negotiable. A questionnaire will be sent out asking for preferences for housing. While we try our very best to accommodate your requests, we are not always able to. Please be flexible. All housing will include a refrigerator (could be mini or full size), bed with linens including a pillow, kitchen tub filled with basic kitchen utensils and cleaning bucket with basic cleaning supplies. Most housing has a kitchen with an oven/stove, those that do not have an oven and stove will be provided with a microwave and hot plate for cooking needs. Most housing has it’s own, private bathroom. There are a few accommodations that have a shared bathroom located in the building. Any other items needed not listed above are up to the participant to purchase on their own. There are many thrift or second hand stores as well as other affordable options in Santa Cruz where these type of items can be purchased at low prices. Ordering online through Amazon is another good option. Please be aware, much of our housing is located in older buildings. The housing is clean and appropriate for living, however, just older than you may be used to.

Arrival Dates: all students MUST sing up for an Arrival Date and Start Date before travel to employer and it must be confirmed with employer prior to arrival. If student does not arrive on confirmed dates to do paperworks and testing, has to wait for the next available Start Dates, sometimes one week.


The other perks of working at Santa Cruz Seaside Company:

  • 20% discount is given to all employees on food items while working
  • Live and work at the beach
  • Housing is provided and is minutes away from work
  • Great employee activities and events
  • Be near the ocean and water activities.
  • Have fun on the boardwalk