The Experiment in International Living is fortunate to have an excellent parent network of recent alumni (“parent ambassadors”) who are available to speak with parents of prospective and admitted participants. Topics range from program selection, health and safety, pre-departure preparation, the homestay experience, and the group composition. The Experiment’s parent ambassadors are outstanding resources to parents contemplating their teens’ summer abroad and parents of newly enrolled students.
We urge prospective parents to contact these wonderful volunteers. Parent contacts are available via e-mail and their children have generally participated in our program within the previous two years.
Please keep in mind, however, that program itineraries, group excursions, and other program components can vary depending on the summer; each parent ambassador speaks from his or her own unique experience. While past parents usually offer exceptional insight and advice, we ask that you contact the staff in the The Experiment in International Living office for the facts and guarantees pertaining to current programs.
We do not yet have contacts for all programs, but additional contacts are continually being added. In the meantime, if you wish to contact a parent from a program not listed, please contact our admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be happy to arrange a contact for you.