Alumna: Dasia Moore
Experiment program: France: French Culture and Regional Identity, 2013
Undergraduate major: Ethics, Politics, and Economics (interdisciplinary)
School: Yale University (anticipated graduation, 2018)
Current position and affiliation: Intern, City of New Haven’s Office of Development and Policy
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
My Experiment opened me to new possibilities for my academic and professional paths. I have become very interested in investigating the intersections between different disciplines, cultures, and problems; I am now pursuing an interdisciplinary major and hope to work in a field that allows me to facilitate connections between government and nonprofit work.
Alumnus: Anwar Abdul-Wahab
Experiment program: Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture, 2006
Undergraduate major: Politics
Graduated from: Brandeis University
Recent position and affiliation: Fulbright Scholar to Thailand, Cultural Ambassador and English Educator
Current location: New York, New York
I wrote about the Experiment when I applied to college and later for a Fulbright scholarship. In both essays, I focused on the real lesson I learned in Thailand, which was about adaptation—how to adapt to an environment completely different from your own—and also how to look for aspects of cultural commonality. I owe The Experiment a great deal of gratitude for helping me get this far in my life.
Alumnus: Spencer Fenn
Experiment program: China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture, 2007
Undergraduate major: Biomedical Materials Science
Graduated from: University of Manchester (UK)
Current position and affiliation: PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering, University of Vermont
Location: Burlington, Vermont
When I made it back home, I was hungry for more. I quickly started planning my future, no longer afraid to immerse myself in other cultures. I ended up applying to many universities abroad, which I never would have been comfortable doing if it had not been for my eye-opening experience with The Experiment.
Alumna: Zara Mahmud
Experiment program: Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions, 2008
Undergraduate major: Communication Arts—Advertising
Graduated from: St. Francis College (BA); Emerson College (MA)
Current position and affiliation: Executive Assistant for Program Planning Operations and Analysis at HBO; Adjunct Professor in Communication Arts at St. Francis College
Location: New York, New York
My Experiment was a journey of self-discovery and building self-confidence. Academically, my experience prepared me to enter college and know that I could succeed in any new environment.