The Experiment’s educational philosophy is immersive, experiential, and student-centered.
The Experiment fosters the natural curiosity and sense of adventure of youth and prepares students to explore, value, and understand different perspectives. Most Experiment programs follow a comprehensive, four-part structure: orientation, homestay, thematic focus, and reflection. This structure promotes students’ ability to develop critical skills that help them engage in their communities, advance their studies, accelerate their careers, and thrive in an ever-changing world. Experimenters gain self-confidence, mindfulness, and connections that will help them address the critical global issues facing their generation.
The Experiment develops young leaders by setting clear goals, providing opportunities for immersive learning, and guiding participants through the kind
The Experiment’s Learning Goals:
- Explore a new country through hands-on experience.
- Connect and engage meaningfully with another culture.
- Deepen consciousness toward critical global issues shaping the host country as well as communities back home.
- Cultivate empathy and harmony across ethnic, religious, and national communities while on the program and back home.
- Develop leadership, teamwork, cross-cultural competence, language acquisition, and communication and problem-solving skills.
- Grow personally to become a confident and accountable leader.
Experiential learning is a rich process through which knowledge is cultivated not simply from experiences (learning by doing), but also by reflecting on those experiences and extracting lessons learned (learning by processing). The Experiment’s group leaders are trained to facilitate this reflective learning process throughout the program: