The Experiment in International Living
95% Rating
(63 Reviews)

The Experiment in International Living

The Experiment in International Living provides 3-, 4-, and 5-week summer programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country.

Programs equip students not only with essential cultural and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Students explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Pearl
Female
16 years old
United States
Other

The Journey That Changed My Life

10/10

Going to Mongolia was the best thing could have happened to me this summer. I grew so much as a person and really learned to appreciate the life I have in America. We got to explore the capital city and saw a new part of it each day we were there. It was amazing to the see how each region in Mongolia was so different from each other yet all had the same central values. The homestay was the most fun for me! My family was awesome and I loved helping them with their daily chores like herding sheep, milking cows and helping to cook! This was an experience that I will never forget and will truly cherish for the rest of my life.

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Richard
Male
16 years old
Massachusetts, USA
Other

A Life Changing Experience!

10/10

I would definitely recommend this program.
I went to Morocco in the summer of 2017. I was an amazing experience! I enjoyed this trip so much. At first I was worried because I didn't know anything about the culture and I wouldn't know anyone. But everyone was so kind and welcoming that we quickly bonded to become a close family. We learned so much about Moroccan culture, language, history and food. We learned how to weave, cook, speak Moroccan Arabic. We rode camels in the Sahara and went shopping in souks. There is a homestay, where you get to experience the Moroccan lifestyle. You will do community service and teach English to the local children.
Everyone was so friendly. The group leaders were very helpful and made sure the group dynamic was always positive.
Through this trip, I learned how to be more independent and outgoing. This trip made me grow as a person.
The Experiment in International Living definitely has some of the best summer abroad programs! You won't regret going on one of its trips!

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Lizet
Female
16 years old
Brooklyn, NY
Other

INDIA IS AMAZING!

10/10

I had the opportunity to study abroad this summer '17 and go to India! If you are a planning or have interest in going to India and are a high school student I strongly encourage you to go with an amazing organization called the Experiment in International Living. I will not lie, it wasn't all easy but if this is a piece of advice that I can give you is not to let any stereotypes of ANY country stop you from going. You will learn why things are the way they are and why they may seem different to you. Another piece of advice that I can give you YES YOU the one who wants to leave for the summer is JOURNAL!!!! it doesn't have to be everyday but if it weren't for the experiment to have told me that I wouldn't have anything else to reflect back on other than pictures. India is an amazing country, and you will have amazing in-country leaders so don't be scared! If I could do it all over again I would. The Experiment in International Living has been an amazing and strong support system all the way providing you every detail you and your family need to know to ensure your safety. I SAY TAKE THE EXPERIMENT TO GO!

Program Listings

Argentina

The Experiment in International Living
Experience Argentina through a month of outdoor activities, community service, and Spanish language classes. Begin your Exper...

Nicaragua

The Experiment in International Living
Live with a campesino host family in a mountainous rural community. You will have Spanish classes, visit an artisan pottery s...

France

The Experiment in International Living
Start your journey with immersion into French culture in Paris. You will visit the city’s most iconic sites, including the Ei...

Tanzania

The Experiment in International Living
Your experience begins in Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam, where you explore the city on a bike tour with visits to markets...

Brazil

The Experiment in International Living
Experience Brazil’s ecological and cultural diversity and learn about the country’s ongoing efforts related to sustainability...

Peru

The Experiment in International Living
Delve into Peru’s history and learn about its different communities in Lima, which overlooks the Pacific coast. Visit the MAL...

Germany

The Experiment in International Living
Travel throughout Germany and across borders as you spend time in Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Munich, Maastricht, and more. Yo...

United States of America

The Experiment in International Living
The program begins with leadership and activism training in Washington, D.C., prior to traveling to South Africa. Home to exc...

Netherlands

The Experiment in International Living
Begin your journey with a stay in a castle, then travel like locals with a bike tour around Heemskerk before heading to Amste...

Argentina

The Experiment in International Living
Develop your photography skills and practice your Spanish as you explore Argentine society and social issues. Embark on a han...

Italy

The Experiment in International Living
Embark on an Italian culinary adventure and learn about the traditions and cultures that produce the country’s legendary cuis...

South Africa

The Experiment in International Living
Land in stunning Cape Town, where you will learn about South Africa’s complex past and explore sites, such as Table Mountain...

China

The Experiment in International Living
Travel from vibrant Beijing to the grasslands of inner China. In Beijing, deepen your understanding of China’s history throug...

South Korea

The Experiment in International Living
Begin your journey with peacebuilding workshops and immersion in Seoul. Hands-on seminars will introduce skills for peace adv...

China

The Experiment in International Living
Discover the traditions and contemporary daily lives of China’s minority cultures. Experience the rich cultural diversity of...