The Experiment in Japan: Anime and Manga
Immerse yourself in the anime and manga capital of the world, while developing your illustration skills and design techniques through interactive classes with industry experts!
The Experiment in South Korea: Peacebuilding & Contemporary Culture
Explore themes of peace and conflict resolution while experiencing K-culture and traditions in South Korea.
The Experiment in Argentina: Community Service & the Great Outdoors
Experience Argentina through a month of outdoor activities, community service, and Spanish language classes with The Experiment! Explore mountains on horseback, hike through the countryside, raft river rapids, and camp in the rustic outdoors while completing community service
The Experiment in Mexico: Marine Biology in the Caribbean & Baja Peninsula
Dive into Mexico’s lively marine environments and regional cultures as you travel from the coast to the jungle. Snorkel in some of the world’s most diverse waters, witness sea turtles and sea lions in their natural habitats, and hike through ancient Mayan ruins.
The Experiment in Thailand: Buddhist Traditions & Thai Culture
Journey through the diverse wonders of Thailand, from bustling markets in Bangkok to ancient Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai and the ancient ruins of Sukhothai with The Experiment!
The Experiment in Jordan: Arabic Language and The Middle East
Travel to Jordan with the Experiment in International Living! A four week high school study abroad program, participants on EIL Jordan experience the country's culture and environment, learn Arabic, and spend time with a Bedouin community.
The Experiment in Spain
Experience Spain's rich heritage through historical and contemporary exploration, while improving your Spanish during a month of language immersion on this high school summer abroad program!
The Experiment in Ireland: Irish Culture and Youth Empowerment
Travelers on The Experiment's Ireland program experience Irish culture while living with a host family, grow as young leaders at the Foróige Youth Leadership Conference, and explore the country’s breathtaking natural beauty.
The Experiment in The Netherlands: Gender Equality and Human Rights
The Experiment in International Living's Netherlands program is something special: a chance for high school students to learn about LGBTQ and gender issues in a country with a long history of advancing human rights and social justice.
The Experiment in Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change
Explore Old Havana, hike through the clouds and explore how art can influence social change with The Experiment in Nicaragua and Cuba this summer!
The Experiment in Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures
Experience nomadic culture, ancient traditions, and contemporary issues in Mongolia on this high school summer abroad program!
The Experiment in China: Cultural Traditions in the North
Explore traditional and ancient sites while expanding your Chinese language skills as you travel from the bustling city of Beijing to the grasslands of Inner Mongolia next summer!
The Experiment: Re-entry Workshop
Participants from The Experiment in International Living gathered in New York in November to reflect and process their experiences abroad.
Digital Journalism Fellows
In 2015, The Experiment launched a Digital Media Fellowship, awarded each year to two outstanding journalism students to travel to one of our programs. They embed with Experimenters to capture their experience through video, audio and photos. Our Digital Media Fellows have traveled to South Africa, India, Tanzania and South Korea.
The Experiment in Tanzania: Homestay with the Maasai
Take in the spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro and sit under the stars around a campfire discussing important issues that impact indigenous communities during your Maasai homestay.
The Experiment in Tanzania: Arusha and Ngorongoro Safaris
Witness Tanzania's changing landscapes and breathtaking beauty, as you visit Arusha and Ngorongoro on safari to look for elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, and baboons in their natural habitat.
The Experiment in South Korea: Local Eats
Eat like a local as you explore South Korea's unique culinary scene this summer with The Experiment!
The Experiment in Tanzania: Homestay in Stahabu
Take daily Swahili lessons, help teach local school children English, and help build a preschool during your Stahabu homestay this summer!
The Experiment in Tanzania: Art & Music at the UAACC
During their time in Tanzania, Experimenters spent five days at the United African Alliance Community Center in Arusha working on music and art projects.
The Experiment in Tanzania: Three Words
Hear what Experimenters had to say about their unique summer abroad in Tanzania with The Experiment!
The Experiment Leadership Institute: India
The Experiment in International Living is proud to offer high school students the chance to participate in a fully funded summer program in India. While in their host country the students will focus on leadership development and have the opportunity to learn about public health, and community development.
Experimenters visit the Aarohi Livelihood Center in Satoli, India
Travelers with the Experiment Leadership Institute visit the Aarohi Livelihood Center in Satoli, #India, to learn how the non-profit employs local workers to create oils, soaps, and other products from apricot seeds.
The Experiment Leadership Institute India: Aarohi Bal Sansar School Visit
Experimenters on the Experiment Leadership Institute's trip to India learn from and with students at Aarohi Bal Sansar during their homestay in Satoli.
The Experiment Leadership Institute South Africa: Lessons from Mandela
The Experiment's Leadership Institute participants visited The Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa and discussed the importance of "complicating the narrative" while learning more about themselves in the process.
The Experiment Leadership Institute — D.C. Orientation Week 2016
Thirty of The Experiment's Leadership Institute participants recently gathered in Washington, DC for a fun week of orientation before heading off to India and South Africa!
Cameron on Leadership
Cameron discusses how his homestay experience in India has prepared him to step up and lead his community and his generation. Cameron is a participant from the Experiment Leadership Institute program: India: Public Health and Community Development.
The Experiment & The Fellowship Initiative
The description below the title should be: In 2016, The Experiment and JPMorganChase teamed up to design a custom program in South Africa for 110 young men of color enrolled in The Fellowship Initiative, a high school mentoring program.
The Experiment and TFI Journey to South Africa
In July 2016, The Experiment in International Living teamed with The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) to bring 120 low-income, promising young men of color from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to South Africa for the trip of a lifetime. With funding from JPMorgan Chase, TFI is investing in these young men throughout their high school experiences, in order to help them get into college and capitalize upon their potential. In South Africa, the fellows learned to work together, discovered their personal leadership styles, and found a new appreciation for cultural differences.
The Fellowship Initiative: Winston
"Nobody in my family has ever been to South Africa," says Winston, one of over 100 young men of color traveling to South Africa this summer with The Experiment and JP Morgan Chase & Co.'s The Fellowship Initiative. "It's kind of like a stepping stone for my family to experience that through me."
The Fellowship Initiative: Eric
"It's going to be different going out and trying new things, new food, but I'm ready for them," says Eric, a Chicago teen traveling to South Africa this summer with The Experiment and JP Morgan Chase's The Fellowship Initiative. "I want to just enjoy the view, enjoy seeing people working with different people, collaborating, generating new ideas."
The Fellowship Initiative: Derek
"I'm really looking forward to...absorbing their culture and making it mine for that time being," says Derrick, a New Yorker heading to South Africa with The Experiment and JP Morgan Chase & Co.'s The Fellowship Initiative. Derrick is one of over 100 young men of color traveling to South Africa this summer with The Experiment.
The Fellowship Initiative: David
David, from Los Angeles, explains why he's excited to travel to South Africa with The Fellowship Initiative and The Experiment: "You look on a map, and it's just right there, but now you're actually going there and taking the time to get to that place and talk to the people."
The Fellowship Initiative: Brendan
This summer, The Experiment is partnering with JP Morgan Chase & Co. to send 120 young men of color from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to South Africa as part of the The Fellowship Initiative. We'll be sharing short profiles of some of these young men over the next few days. In this video, Brendan from Chicago explains why he's excited to travel outside the U.S.