The Experiment in International Living is the nation’s most experienced and respected provider of international education and experiential learning for high school students. For 85 years, our summer study abroad programs have allowed participants to explore the world in a personal, meaningful way, and to develop new, enduring friendships through hands-on cultural experiences and homestays in 28 countries. With specific themes to match students’ unique interests and passions, The Experiment believes in creating educational experiences that positively impact both students and the communities they visit. Each year, hundreds of students come away from The Experiment with invaluable cultural, leadership, language, and college-prep skills that help them thrive in diverse environments.
The Experiment is the flagship program of World Learning (worldlearning.org), a nonprofit organization working to empower people and communities, and strengthen institutions around the world through education, sustainable development, and exchange programs. Over more than eight decades, World Learning has built on The Experiment’s success to become a thriving global nonprofit organization that includes The Experiment, the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad, and sustainable development programs in more than 100 countries.
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.