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AlumniEXPERIMENT BLOGS
December 21, 2023

This year’s Experimenters reflect on their journeys abroad

Through homestays, numerous excursions, immersive language classes, experiential learning activities, and more, Experimenters are stretched beyond their comfort zones as they dive into—and reflect upon—new cultures, traditions, and environments around the world. Read what this year’s participants said about their time abroad and the impact it had on them—through new…
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AlumniEXPERIMENT BLOGS
November 1, 2023

From peacebuilding to K-pop: A summer abroad in South Korea with The Experiment

This summer, The Experiment in International Living took 14 U.S. high school students on an experiential learning journey that explored politics and human rights alongside pop culture in South Korea. In the Experiment South Korea: K-Culture and Peacebuilding program, students experienced South Korea’s blend of ancient traditions and modern K-culture…
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AlumniEXPERIMENT BLOGS
October 12, 2023

Experimenter reflects on summer experience in Japan

Domenic Giusti participated in the Experiment Japan: Anime & Manga program this past summer 2023. He spoke with The Bedford Citizen about his experience. It is reprinted here with permission.  Bedford High School senior Domenic Giusti was in Japan for only three-and-a-half weeks this summer. But he gained enough insight…
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AlumniEXPERIMENT BLOGS
June 27, 2023

A year ago today: Experimenters’ ‘incroyable’ summer in France

It’s officially summer in the United States, and around the country, high school students are gearing up to embark on unforgettable educational excursions across the globe with The Experiment in International Living. Each summer, Experimenters immerse themselves in different cultures while gaining a deeper understanding of the world and themselves…
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EXPERIMENT BLOGSVirtual Exchange
April 27, 2023

The Experiment Digital will connect young people across regions with support from the J. Christopher Stevens Virtual Exchange Initiative

On Tuesday, the Stevens Initiative announced World Learning is one of 15 schools, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations to receive funding to run virtual exchange programs that connect young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. World Learning’s The Experiment Digital Leadership in STEM equips…
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EXPERIMENT BLOGSVirtual Exchange
March 2, 2023

With virtual exchange, young people are changing the world

World Learning’s CEO Carol Jenkins and Christine Shiau, executive director of the Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute, co-authored an op-ed on the value of virtual exchange programs. For many young people, these digital exchanges can offer a door to a new global awareness and a range of skill-building. This…
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AlumniEXPERIMENT BLOGS
February 15, 2023

The Experiment launches a global career that connects World Learning’s IVLP to HBCUs

By Abby Henson Dr. Lenneal Henderson, a professor at Virginia State University, has traveled the world throughout his career. He says it is “all part of The Experiment’s basket of blessings.” Dr. Lenneal Henderson, back row, fifth from left, with his Experiment group in August 1965. Dr. Lenneal Henderson knows…
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AlumniEXPERIMENT BLOGS
December 19, 2022

For one family, The Experiment in International Living was also The Experiment in International Loving

Each year since 1932, The Experiment in International Living has sent high school students abroad to gain a deeper understanding of the world. This immersive experience often leads to life-long connections. This was the case for the Almarez siblings, but The Experiment would also lead to love. It all started…
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EXPERIMENT BLOGSSpain: Language & Culture
October 11, 2022

How Experimenters to Spain immersed themselves in Spanish language and culture

This summer, The Experiment in International Living took 27 U.S. high school students on an unforgettable trip to southern Spain to learn the Spanish language and culture. Living in the Andalusian towns of Granada and Guadix, these Experimenters dove deep into the rich heritage of Spain through formal language training…
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