The Experiment in International Living is committed to helping students from a diversity of backgrounds experience immersive cross-cultural programs through a variety of need-based high school scholarships.
Need-based high school study abroad scholarships range from $250 to $3,000 and include but are not limited to:
The Experiment also offers an alumni early-application discount of $400 for students who have an immediate family member who is an alumnus/a of The Experiment in International Living, and/or for students who are applying for a second Experiment program and submit their application for admission before February 15, 2017. (This discount cannot be combined with others, but need-based financial aid and scholarships are still available to recipients of this discount.)
Educators are eligible to receive $400 off an immediate family member’s program fee. Educators include teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, and education staff at nonprofit organizations. (This discount cannot be combined with others, but financial aid and scholarships are still available to recipients of this discount.) To be eligible for the early application discount, you must inform the Admissions Office of your educator status by calling 800 345-2929 or emailing email@example.com by February 15, 2017.
Financial aid funds are limited and are based on individual need and the availability of funds. Awarding is made on a rolling basis.
* Please be aware that if you are working with a partner school or organization, the deadline to apply for financial aid may be earlier.
There are many ways prospective Experimenters can take ownership of their experience from the start. Here are some funding ideas and options to consider.
Pull in your local community and raise money for your Experiment tuition. You may consider finding a part-time job that could help you earn and save your own money. Or, pledge volunteer hours for a local nonprofit in your home community in exchange for donations. Get as creative and as committed as you want — not only will an ambitious project attract more potential donors and others willing to assist you in your funding efforts; it could spur you on to greater things as well.
Consider the following:
To help you reach out to community organizations, The Experiment has created a fundraising template letter. Be sure to personalize your letter with your name and Experiment program.
Questions? Do not hesitate to contact the Experiment’s admissions team at 1 800 345-2929 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crowdsourcing Your Experiment Tuition
Consider expanding your fundraising to the web. Are you going on the photography program to Argentina? Sell your travel prints from your trip — in advance.
Here are some crowdfunding instructions to help you:
The Experiment creates and maintains longstanding partnerships with more than 60 mentoring organizations, after-school programs, home-school organizations, community groups, public and private schools, and foundations located across the country. These important partnerships provide tremendous access and opportunity annually to a range of high school students who choose to spend their summer on an Experiment program. Some partnerships provide partial or full scholarship funding for Experimenters. .