Our partners are essential in recruiting diverse participants and ensuring participants are supported before, during, and after their programs.

We are grateful for our broad coalition of partners and funders, which includes afterschool programs, community groups, public and private schools, and foundations across the world. 

The Experiment’s Partnership Program 

The Experiment partners with more than 60 high schools, mentoring organizations, community groups, individual donors, foundations, and corporations to provide funding for need and merit-based scholarships. 

U.S. domestic partners include: 

  • A Better Chance (ABC), nationwide 
  • DiscoverU, Houston, Texas  
  • University Academy Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri 
  • Monroe County Educational Foundation Scholarships for Take Stock in Children, Monroe County, Florida 
  • Naples Council on World Affairs, Naples, Florida 
  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), New York, New York, and San Francisco, California 
  • Step Up to Excellence, Framingham, Massachusetts 
  • Summer Search, nationwide 
  • TEAK Fellowship, New York, New York 
  • The Opportunity Network, New York, New York
  • World Affairs Council of Northern California, California

The Experiment has been a truly valuable partner of the SEO Scholars program in helping prepare our students for life in college and beyond. We feel confident that when our Scholars are on the Experiment program, they are immersed in meaningful and insightful cultural experiences that push them to fully experience the world abroad. This is no vacation; it is a journey of self-discovery. Our Scholars return wiser, tougher, and more confident in their abilities to overcome the barriers that stand in the way of college graduation and success in the professional world.

Emil Kim, Senior Program Manager, SEO Scholars  

If you are an educator and would like to form a scholarship partnership with your school or community-based organization, please contact us at [email protected]. 

For more information on donating to The Experiment, click here. 

International Partners 

The Experiment’s deep ties to local communities promote intercultural learning and communication through immersive activities that enhance language skills, empathy, flexibility, and resilience. Our extensive network of partners abroad, including educators, homestay coordinators, and local guides—collaborate with us to design each program and support our groups on the ground through their access to local services like healthcare, communication, and transportation.  

A Global Network 

The Experiment is the flagship program of World Learning, a thriving global nonprofit organization with education, sustainable development, and exchange programs impacting more than 150 countries. World Learning is part of the World Learning Inc. family, which also includes the School for International Training (SIT), a global institution offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad and globally focused master’s and doctoral degrees and professional certificates through SIT Graduate Institute. 

Federation EIL 

The Experiment is a founding member of Federation EIL, Inc., an independent nonprofit organization established more than 60 years ago to bring together a worldwide network of organizations in 17 countries. Federation EIL members promote intercultural learning experiences through homestays, group travel, study abroad, language training, work exchange, and other cultural immersion programs.