The Experiment in International Living
97% Rating
(151 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

Aniyah
Female
16 years old
United States
Other

Italy Experience

9/10

In many ways, I feel like the Experiment has provided me a lifelong experience which has changed me tremendously. The way that I act now in the states is because I realized that I couldn’t run from my problems and that I’ll have to face them. There was nowhere for me to run and hide anymore. On this trip I’ve learned and explored so much that I’ll never see in the United States of America. Italy was my first time going out of the country which was a major thing to my family and I.
On this trip my people’s skills has really changed because I made friends and family in a time spare of 30 days. In the United States, something like that wouldn’t happen because I have my own set of family and friends to be with all of the time while in Italy I had nobody that I knew. I view myself as a more efficient leader because I can move/ inspire people to expand their horizons. And for that I thank you Experiment!

How can this program be improved?

This program can be improved by having more outgoing mentors. This program should also have more fun activities rather than always going to visit churches.

Najma
Female
17 years old
United States
Other

The Experiment Leadership Institute | South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics & Human Rights

10/10

This was hands down the best experience I've had in my entire life. I met so many amazing lifelong friends and learned so much not only about the country and leadership but about myself as well. The homestay was wonderful, and my host family was so loving and taught me so much about the food and culture and about the neighborhood we were in and the history behind it. The other experimenters though, were the best part of the entire experience. They pushed me out of my comfort zone and asked questions I didn't even know I needed the answers to. They became much more than just friends but more like a second family.

Max
Male
17 years old
United States
Other

Leadership Institute | India: Community Development & Public Health

10/10

Going to India with The Experiment was one of the most life changing decisions I have ever made. Every aspect of the experience was transformative, whether it was the time spent in India, the pre and post programs in D.C. and Vermont respectively, or connecting with my peers that came with me. This program shattered my expectations of both what a summer program could be like and what a cultural immersion can teach me, and I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of it. I would highly recommend this program if you are given the chance to attend.

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...

Mongolia

The Experiment in International Living
Land in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital. You’ll experience urban Mongolia, and take lessons in throat singing and playing the...

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...

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...

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...

South Africa

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...

Spain

The Experiment in International Living
Land in Madrid, where people use innovations such as solar power, 3D printers, and other tech to transform public spaces, pro...

Thailand

The Experiment in International Living
Your Experiment begins in mountainous Chiang Mai, home to hundreds of ancient temples. Visit famous sites, explore street mar...

Brazil

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

United States of America

The Experiment in International Living
Your Experiment begins with leadership and activism training in Washington, D.C., before traveling to New Delhi to learn abou...

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...

Costa Rica

The Experiment in International Living
Begin in San José, where you learn about Costa Rican culture with visits to museums and markets. You will visit national park...

Spain

The Experiment in International Living
Begin your journey in Madrid, exploring famous sites, museums, and neighborhoods while sampling local food. Travel to the pro...