Summer 2021: We understand the need for young people to connect with their peers globally now, more than ever. In our 87-year history, 2020 was the first time The Experiment paused all operations abroad. It is our sincere intention to run programs abroad this year, no matter how small the selection. We hope the stars align in our favor as we do everything we can to make study abroad for high school students a reality once again. Read our FAQs to learn more about The Experiment’s 360-degree approach to risk management related to the global COVID-19 pandemic as well as our enrollment process and timeline.

You can Apply now to the following programs Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology & Sustainability and Jordan: Arabic Language & The Middle East. Please check back in early February for our final summer abroad program selections.

We also encourage you to apply online for The Experiment Digital, our international virtual exchanges for spring and summer 2021.

Program Dates: Program dates are subject to change. Specific program pages include the most up-to-date program dates. Should program dates change after you have already submitted an application, we will contact you by email. Please call us if you have any questions at 1-800-345-2929.

The program fee includes: all lodging and meals; orientation; in-country transportation; program activities; group leader supervision throughout the program; full coverage for accidents, illness, and emergency evacuation through World Learning’s medical insurance policy; and a 24-hour on-call response line throughout the program, administered by The Experiment’s professional team.

The program fee does not include: flights, passports or visas, personal spending money, or pre-program medical examinations or immunizations.

Group Flights: World Learning (the parent company of The Experiment) arranges supervised international group travel through designated airlines or travel agents and designates the times and ports of departure for all group transportation. Travel arrangements are billed separately from the program fee. All students are required to travel on the group flight arranged by The Experiment. Any request for an exception to this policy must be submitted in writing. There is a $250 inconvenience fee for students flying independently from the group.

World Learning, the agents selected by it, and the airlines reserve the right to cancel the air transportation arrangement or change dates, times, prices, and itinerary, and to make aircraft substitutions. In the event changes or substitutions are made by World Learning, its agents, or the airlines at any time prior to the program date, the parties agree that World Learning is not responsible for the cost of airline tickets or any associated fees, including change fees or cancellation fees.

There is no program fee for students accepted into The Experiment’s Leadership Institute programs, INDIA: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PUBLIC HEALTH. International and domestic airfare is also covered for students accepted into The Experiment’s Leadership Institute programs who are living in the U.S.