Programs

The Experiment in Argentina: Community Service & the Great Outdoors

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
 

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The Experiment in Mexico: Marine Biology in the Caribbean & Baja Peninsula

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.
 

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The Experiment in Thailand: Buddhist Traditions & Thai Culture

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!
 

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The Experiment in Jordan: Arabic Language and The Middle East

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.
 

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The Experiment in Spain

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!
 

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The Experiment in Ireland: Irish Culture and Youth Empowerment

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.
 

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The Experiment in The Netherlands: Gender Equality and Human Rights

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.
 

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The Experiment in Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change

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!
 

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The Experiment in Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures

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!
 

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The Experiment in China: Cultural Traditions in the North

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!
 

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The Experiment: Re-entry Workshop

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.
 

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What will you do this summer?

What will you do this summer?

Join the Experiment in International Living, and make your summer matter.
 

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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 South Korea: Local Eats

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!
 

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The Experiment in South Korea: Temple Stay

The Experiment in South Korea: Temple Stay

Learn about religious traditions and the art of meditation alongside Buddhist monks during your temple stay in South Korea with The Experiment!
 

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The Experiment in Tanzania: Homestay in Stahabu

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!
 

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The Experiment in Tanzania: Art & Music at the UAACC

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.
 

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The Experiment in Tanzania: Three Words

The Experiment in Tanzania: Three Words

Hear what Experimenters had to say about their unique summer abroad in Tanzania with The Experiment!
 

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The Experiment Leadership Institute: South Africa

The Experiment Leadership Institute: South Africa

The Experiment Leadership Institute is proud to offer high school students the chance to examine human rights, multiculturalism, and inequality during its summer abroad program in South Africa.
 

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The Experiment Leadership Institute: India

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.
 

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Experimenters visit the Aarohi Livelihood Center in Satoli, India

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.
 

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The Experiment Leadership Institute India: Aarohi Bal Sansar School Visit

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.
 

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The Experiment Leadership Institute South Africa: Lessons from Mandela

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.
 

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The Experiment Leadership Institute — D.C. Orientation Week 2016

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!
 

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Cameron on Leadership

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.
 

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Ryan at the Gandhi Trust

Ryan at the Gandhi Trust

Day 15: Ryan at the Gandhi Trust


 

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Sophie at Durban Girls College

Sophie at Durban Girls College

Day 24: Sophie at Durban Girls College


 

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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

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.
 

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The Fellowship Initiative: Winston

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."
 

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The Fellowship Initiative: Eric

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."
 

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The Fellowship Initiative: Oscar

The Fellowship Initiative: Oscar

"I'm really excited to just open up my perspective on the world," says Oscar, an LA teen. Oscar is 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.
 

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The Fellowship Initiative: Derek

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.
 

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The Fellowship Initiative: David

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."
 

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The Fellowship Initiative: Brendan

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.
 

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