Take the first step toward an unforgettable summer with The Experiment. Apply online.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 800 345-2929 with any questions.
January 18 – Admissions & financial aid applications due for applicants applying to The Experiment Leadership Institute.
February 15 – Admissions & financial aid applications due* for applicants seeking need-based financial aid/scholarships from The Experiment.
April 14 – Applications for admissions due
Admissions and financial aid applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Programs fill quickly, and although our financial aid deadline is on February 15th, there is more financial aid funding earlier in the process. Please apply early!
* Students must submit their enrollment deposit within two weeks of financial aid award notification.
The application process has two steps. The first is your application for admission to The Experiment, and the second is the submission of your confirmation materials.
In your online application for admission, you will be asked to complete an application form with personal information; short answers; an essay of between 300 and 500 words; and one letter of reference from a teacher, mentor, advisor, or coach.
Once you complete your application for admission, you will be asked to submit, via the online application portal, your confirmation materials, including all of the items on the tabs below.?
After your child submits his or her online application, if your email address was entered, you will receive login credentials to The Experiment’s parent/guardian resource website, where you can view your child's application, update your contact information, download confirmation materials, and enter additional information about your child. To access the parent/guardian site, you or your child must enter a unique email address on your child's application.
Please scan and upload a signed copy of your passport into your online application. See example below:
Alternately, you can scan and email your signed passport copy to us at email@example.com.
Consult the US Immigration and Naturalization Service office in your area, and the embassy or consulate of the country you will visit as soon as possible. Some documents can take as long as three months to obtain.
Applicants and a parent/guardian (if applicant is under age 18) must review The Experiment’s social media and online policy, which applies to both accepted students and students on program.
We strongly recommend that students with severe peanut and/or shellfish allergies not participate in the following programs:
Please contact us at 1-800-345-2929 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss alternative programs.
Additionally, please disclose complete and accurate allergy information in your Experiment Health Form. If you have questions, please contact us.
The homestay letter is an important first step in establishing a connection with your new host family, as it provides them with information about you. If there is a language requirement for your program, please write the letter in the language of your hosts. Your homestay letter and recent photograph will be given to your host family.
Begin your letter with “Dear Host Family,” thank them for accepting you into their home, and tell them about yourself. Describe your interests, your community, your family, or whatever you feel might give your hosts some background about you and ways to better engage with you when you arrive.
Please be sure to include a current casual photo of yourself with your family and/or friends.
When you are finished with your letter, save a copy of it. Next, insert your saved letter text and personal photos into your online application for admission in the “Homestay Letter” section.