How to Apply

Summer 2021: We are continuing to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our summer abroad programs and the travel industry. We are currently reviewing our portfolio to confirm which programs The Experiment in International Living will offer in 2021. At this time, we have paused enrollment for summer 2021 in-person programs. Please check back in early February 2021 for updates. We encourage you to apply online for The Experiment Digital, our virtual international exchanges for spring and summer 2021. Please contact us at  or at 800 345-2929 with any questions.

Application Checklist

When starting a new application, please choose either The Experiment (In Person Programs) or The Experiment Digital (Virtual Programs).

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.