All of The Experiment’s programs are developed in close consultation with international partners and with a critical understanding of the communities and regions we visit. Our programs are driven by the following considerations:
Collaborative & Culturally Sensitive Relationships
Many of The Experiment’s international partnerships are decades-old and include local educational organizations. These in-country partners contribute to the dynamic and immersive nature of every program and ensure respect for local cultures and customs.
By working directly with local organizations, The Experiment supports local economies and community initiatives. Programs are designed to encourage students to engage with and learn from individuals, communities, and cultures around the globe, while also gaining an understanding of the challenges they face.
Environmental sustainability is a key component of all programs. Participants minimize their environmental footprint by using public transit, eating local food, and participating in community service projects in collaboration with, and according to, the needs of local communities.
Highly Experienced Staff & Culturally Knowledgeable Group Leaders
The Experiment actively recruits staff and group leaders with extensive intercultural knowledge and foreign language skills who have lived or worked abroad in our program countries.