The Experiment is well poised to consider resuming thoughtful and responsible travel in summer 2021 for the following reasons:
History & Experience
The Experiment is the most experienced provider of summer abroad programs for high school students. We are considering our longstanding history and experience within new global and local COVID-19 contexts. The Experiment’s/World Learning’s executive and risk management teams continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry. We consult International SOS – a leading expert in the field of international risk management, as well as closely monitor U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of State advisories and alerts.
Global Context, Local Focus
Experiment programs are implemented by a global network of offices that can adjust programming as necessary to meet new health and safety guidelines. We work with local experts who can alter itineraries quickly to respond to changing scenarios during programs.
Cultural Immersion & Experiential Learning
Cross cultural understanding is important, now more than ever. When the global COVID-19 pandemic ends, for the world to recover and rise to new challenges we must live and work together across cultures. Through The Experiment’s experiential and culturally immersive programs, Experimenters gain critical skills such as leadership, teamwork, cross-cultural competence, language acquisition, and problem-solving.
360-Degree Approach to Health, Safety & Risk Management
Our comprehensive, 360-degree approach focuses on the mental and physical well-being of participants before, during, and after the program. The Experiment has robust emergency preparedness supplies, action plans, and protocols in place, as well as detailed contingency plans. Experiment programs also have two (2) expertly trained adult group leaders, small groups of 10-15 participants, 24-hour on-call assistance from our staff, in-country support, and more.