The Experiment in International Living is the most experienced provider of summer abroad programs for high school students. For more than 85 years, our immersive programs have allowed participants to explore the world in an authentic and meaningful way, while developing enduring friendships through cultural experiences.
We provide hands-on experiences through thematic programs and introduce our students to different cultures by engaging in activities with locals, as well as our homestays–we go to learn, not to teach.
Each year, hundreds of students come away from The Experiment with invaluable cultural, leadership, language, and interpersonal skills that help them thrive in diverse environments and prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
We have a long history of developing leaders and global citizens. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed into existence the Peace Corps, which was shaped in part by one student’s experience with The Experiment.
The Experiment is the flagship program of World Learning (worldlearning.org), a thriving global nonprofit organization with education, sustainable, development, and exchange programs with impact in more than 150 countries. World Learning is part of the World Learning Inc. family, which also includes the School for International Training (SIT), a global institution offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad, and globally focused master’s degrees through SIT Graduate Institute.
The Experiment is also a founding member of Federation EIL, Inc. (federationeil.org), a 63-year-old independent non-profit that brings together a worldwide network of organizations based in 17 countries. Federation EIL members promote intercultural learning experiences through homestays, group travel, study abroad, language training, work exchange, and other cultural immersion programs.