How to Apply

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 summer, 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.

Please check back in early February to enroll for Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology & Sustainability.

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

Application Checklist

Once you’ve selected your program, the following items will need to be completed within the Application Portal.

Virtual Exchanges

In-Person Summer Abroad Programs

Application Form (Including applicant and parent/guardian information) Application Form (Including applicant and parent/guardian information)
Short Answers Short Answers
Audio Upload Essay
Note: The written and audio prompts can be viewed here. Homestay Letter & Photo
Letter of Reference (from teacher, mentor, advisor, or coach)
Scholarship Form (if applying through a partner organization)
Note: The written prompts can be viewed here.

We encourage you to save your work in a MS Word document, and copy and paste your text into your application in one sitting. Once you complete your application for admission and upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit, via the Application Portal, your confirmation materials, including a signed Conditions of Participation form to confirm participation in your program.

A Note to Parents/Guardians

After your child submits his or her online application, if your email address was entered, you will receive login credentials to The Experiment’s Application Portal, where you can view your child’s application, update your contact information, download confirmation materials, and enter additional information about your child. To access the parent/guardian site, you or your child must enter a unique email address on your child’s application.