With The Experiment, you’ll develop the skills you need to thrive and have real impact in an ever-changing world.

Fuel Your Future

Gain the technical and interpersonal skills, confidence, and independence to create positive change in your life and the lives of others with The Experiment’s student-centered learning model. You’ll come away from The Experiment with a rich educational experience and new ways of learning, seeing, and thinking about the world—inspiring lifelong learning and leadership.

Whether you choose one of our programs abroad or a virtual exchange, college credit, or an internship, you’ll advance your education and career goals, and become part of a global alumni network of fellow Experimenters.


Skill Development

Gain technical and interpersonal skills that sharpen your vision for your future. Is science your focus? Track and discover species in Ecuador’s lush, biodiverse cloud forests. Artists can practice animation with experts in Japan. Future anthropologists can explore art and culture with an internship in Ghana. Earn college credit through the School for International Training (SIT) as you learn to speak Arabic in Jordan’s bustling markets. Or get valuable community service experience with The Experiment Digital. No matter which program you choose, you’ll gain:

Technical Skills

  • Language
  • Writing
  • Resume writing, successful articulation of accomplishments
  • Analytical and research skills
  • Professional development
  • Presentation and public speaking

Interpersonal Skills

  • Intercultural communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Global perspective
  • Collaboration and multicultural teamwork
  • Independence
  • Problem solving

College Credit

With The Experiment, students can jumpstart their college journey and explore potential career paths while earning college credit through the School for International Training (SIT). On select programs, including internship programs, students can earn three college credits. The Experiement’s accredited partner, SIT is a nonprofit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Impact by the Numbers

Programs Abroad

Experiment programs abroad are developed around select focus areas—with options for interning and/or earning college credit through SIT—that enhance your experience in any location. We work with an extensive network of educators, homestay coordinators, and local guides to design and adapt each program abroad. These deep ties to local communities mean you will have unique opportunities to learn languages and cultures. Through homestays and other immersive activities, you’ll develop empathy, flexibility, and resilience that will serve you throughout your career and life.

Following The Experiment abroad:

Students say their experience influenced their educational choices and was helpful in gaining access to academic programs.
Students say their experience (and the homestay in particular) was helpful in gaining language abilities.
Students say their experience was helpful in gaining employment.

Data is according to a recent publication by Dr. Alvino E. Fantini (Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange: A Multinational Perspective, Routledge, 2019), based on research conducted by members of the Federation of The Experiment in International Living, in which qualitative and quantitative data were collected from 2,000+ students of The Experiment and SIT Study Abroad programs.

My experience went above and beyond my expectations. I will always remember and cherish the bonds formed with my group members, the time I spent playing with my host sisters. I value nothing more than these connections; connections that cross cultural barriers, linguistic challenges, connections that I hope will stay strong. I’ve learned how to approach a situation with an open mind, soaking up all that an experience has to offer. Without preconceived expectations, you can learn so much more.

– Katherine, The Experiment alum, Ecuador

The Experiment Digital

Our dynamic, virtual exchanges through The Experiment Digital allow you to connect with high school students around the world, build your knowledge in a thematic area, and learn to make a difference in your community—all from the comfort of your home.

Following The Experiment Digital:

Students are confident that they can work with people from other places.
Students are able to adjust to new people, places, and situations.
Students are confident in their ability to lead.
Students consider themselves able to make a difference in their community.

I realized that I could lead a group of people that I have never met or heard of before along with connecting with them on a personal level. I met a lot of new people and friends and learned a ton about varying cultures all across the world.

– The Experiment Digital alum 2020