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 for spring and summer 2021.
The Experiment’s program themes give students the opportunity to explore a host country through a specific lens. The program pages’ colors coordinate with the themes below.
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.
Learn about native wildlife, ecology, sustainability practices, and challenges to local environments. or Learn about sustainable practices in various disciplines.
Receive formal painting and photography instruction and/or gain exposure to fine arts, poetry, music, and/or the performing arts.
Gain exposure to the social issues and movements of the host country.
Gain exposure to local foods. Some programs offer culinary training through hands-on activities, typically led by culinary experts.
These programs specifically focus on leadership development.
Receive formal language training and/or language practice beyond the classroom while exploring renowned historical sites and learning about local culture.
Work on a project organized by our in-country partners and the community the project serves.
A certificate in language or community service achievement will be awarded at the end of the program.
Explore the city or countryside by foot or bike.
Witness wildlife in its natural habitat through hiking, snorkeling, boating, and more, and/or visiting conservation centers.
Experience wildlife safaris at game reserves or conservation areas.
Travel on bumpy roads or other rugged conditions via off-road vehicle and/or bus.
Go swimming, snorkeling, white-water rafting, kayaking, etc.
Participate in hiking, trekking, biking, horseback riding, and/or zip-lining activities.
Become immersed in the daily life of local family through homestays, a cornerstone of The Experiment.
Stay overnight in a temple to fully experience its history and beauty.