Each Experiment program includes several of the following components.
Component descriptions can be used as an overall guide in choosing a program that best fits each Experimenter’s interests. Use the icons to identify components each individual program.
Peace, Politics, & Human Rights
Understand the country’s social justice efforts and political processes.
Explore native wildlife, ecology, sustainability practices, and challenges to local environments.
Painting, photography, poetry, music, dance, and the performing arts. Some programs offer formal instruction.
Exposure to the behavioral patterns and cultural values of the host country.
Exposure to the food, recipes, and culinary techniques of the host country through hands-on activities, typically led by culinary experts.
Programs specifically focused on leadership development.
Language classes and/or immersion that incorporates experiential learning activities beyond the classroom.
Work on a project that serves the local community’s needs and promotes international volunteerism.
Program includes certificate in language or community service.
City or countryside exploration by foot and/or bike.
Observe wildlife in their natural habitat through hiking, snorkeling, boating, and more, or by visiting conservation centers.
Wildlife safaris at game reserves or conservation areas.
Bus rides and/or other extended travel on bumpy roads or other rugged conditions.
Water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, white water rafting, kayaking, etc.
Outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, biking, horseback riding, and/or ziplining.
Immersed yourself in the daily life of an urban or rural local family through homestays, a cornerstone of The Experiment.
Stay in a hotel conveniently located for the program’s itinerary.
Stay overnight in a temple to fully experience its history and beauty.
Sleep under the stars in a tent, hut, or other small dwelling to experience the country’s unique environment.
Stay in a college or university dormitory with fellow Experimenters.