Destinations

The Experiment in International Living offers high school summer abroad programs on five continents and various global virtual exchange programs. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.

Summer 2021: We are continuing to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our summer abroad programs and the travel industry. We are currently reviewing our portfolio to confirm which programs The Experiment in International Living will offer in 2021. At this time, we have paused enrollment for summer 2021 in-person programs. Please check back in early February 2021 for updates. We encourage you to apply online for The Experiment Digital, our virtual international exchanges forspring and summer 2021.

  • Virtual Exchanges


    The Experiment Digital (Summer 2021)

    Connect virtually with high school students across the U.S., Middle East, and North Africa next summer! Develop your civic engagement, leadership, and intercultural communications skills while learning how to implement a service project in your local community.

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  • Virtual STEAM Lab


    The Experiment STEAM Discovery Lab (Spring 2021)

    Explore topics in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with high school students from across the U.S. and Egypt this winter. Gain hands-on experience in STEAM projects and develop your leadership skills through this FREE interactive virtual program.

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  • Online Language Programs


    SIT Languages for High School Students

    Quickly develop skills in languages from French to Quechua to Swahili and more with School for Internal Training’s (SIT) intensive online language courses. Learn from experience teachers based around the globe and gain a deep understanding the language and culture of your host country.

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  • Argentina


    Argentina: Community Service & the Great Outdoors

    Get to know Argentina while exploring mountains on horseback, hiking through the countryside, rafting river rapids, and camping in the rustic outdoors. Complete service projects in a local Argentine community.

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  • China


    China: Chinese Language & Culture

    Learn or improve your Chinese while exploring bustling cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Discover the Great Wall and Forbidden City. Experience rural China through homestays.

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  • Costa Rica


    Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology & Sustainability

    The rainforest is your classroom as you learn about conservation in one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth. Witness sea turtles and other wildlife. Hike, zip-line, and swim along the way.

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  • Ecuador


    Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands & The Andes

    Explore Ecuador’s natural wonders, from the Andes mountains to the Amazon basin and the Galápagos archipelago. See seals in their natural habitat, snorkel, hike a volcano, and take in the country’s vast biodiversity.

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  • France


    France: Cultural Discovery

    Discover the richness of France through its diverse cultures and regions—from Paris to a border community and its neighboring country.

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  • France


    France: French Language & Culture

    Advance your French language through classes and cultural immersion. Find inspiration while visiting the world’s most  celebrated art museums in Paris and go on a quest to capture the city’s charm under the guidance of a French photographer.

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  • Germany


    Germany: International Relations & The E.U.

    Travel through Germany and visit Belgium and France as you learn about international politics and gain fascinating insights into the European Union.

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  • Italy


    Italy: Culinary Training & Culture

    Receive formal culinary training as you fall in love with the  flavors of Italy. Wander along the enchanting canals of Venice, learn to cook in Turin, and take in the historic sites of Rome  and Florence.

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  • Japan


    Japan: Japanese Language & Culture

    Study Japanese through intensive language training and exciting activities. Explore the country’s diverse regions, from vibrant Tokyo neighborhoods to the natural splendor of Hokkaido. 

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  • Japan


    Japan: Japanimation - Anime & Manga

    Immerse yourself in the anime and manga capital of the world. Develop your illustration skills and design techniques through interactive classes with industry experts.

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  • Jordan


    Jordan: Arabic Language & The Middle East

    Develop your Arabic language skills while exploring Jordan’s social, political, and environmental landscapes. Explore the country’s ancient landmarks, such as Petra and the Dead Sea.

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  • Netherlands


    The Netherlands: LGBTQ+ Rights & Advocacy

    Discover the Netherlands’ progressive approach to LGBTQ+ rights, gender issues, and sex education. Learn how to  become a better advocate for the community.

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  • South Africa


    South Africa: Leadership & Social Change

    Experience South Africa’s diversity, complex history, and modern life while exploring social change. Learn leadership and project planning skills to make a difference in your own community.

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  • South Korea


    South Korea: K-Culture & Peacebuilding

    Explore themes of peace and conflict resolution while experiencing South Korea’s distinct blend of modern K-pop culture and ancient traditions.

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  • Spain


    Spain: Spanish Language & Culture

    Improve your Spanish with formal language training as  you explore Madrid and Andalucía’s cultural landmarks and hidden treasures.

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  • Spain


    Spain: Cultural Discovery

    Explore Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Toledo as you learn about the differences in cultures across Spain’s distinct regions. Experience flamenco, taste tapas, see renowned works of art, and interact with locals along the way.

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  • Tanzania


    Tanzania: African Cultures & Landscapes

    Discover Tanzania’s natural beauty as you travel from the coast to the interior grasslands. Experience African traditions, spot incredible wildlife on safari, and work on a community service project.

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  • Thailand


    Thailand: From Ancient Temples to Bangkok

    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.

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  • United States


    United States: Human Rights & College Discovery

    Travel from the North to the South while learning about the history of civil rights in the United States. Experience America’s rich diversity and civil rights movements while visiting the campuses of top universities.

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The Experiment in International Living offers high school summer abroad programs on five continents and various global virtual exchange programs. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.

Summer 2021: We are continuing to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our summer abroad programs and the travel industry. We are currently reviewing our portfolio to confirm which programs The Experiment in International Living will offer in 2021. At this time, we have paused enrollment for summer 2021 in-person programs. Please check back in early February 2021 for updates. We encourage you to apply online for The Experiment Digital, our virtual international exchanges forspring and summer 2021.