The Experiment’s program themes give students the opportunity to explore a host country through a specific lens.

College Credit

Earn college credit while exploring some of the most critical global issues of our time and engaging with faculty from the School for International Training.

Cultural Discovery & the Arts

Explore the relationship between art and society in different historical periods while diving deeper into a host country’s culture or developing your own creative skills.


Gain professional experience with credit-bearing internships through community-led projects or field interaction with experts at international organizations, under the supervision of School for International Training faculty.

Language Training

Receive formal language training and language practice beyond the classroom while exploring renowned historical sites and learning about local culture.

Peace, Politics, & Human Rights

Learn how community groups, individuals, and others worldwide have built bridges of peace, tolerance, and understanding to foster more democratic and equitable societies.

Sustainability & The Environment

Discover local, regional, and global perspectives on diverse ecological systems, environmental challenges, natural resource conservation, or sustainable practices.

Program Components

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 of each individual program.

Receive formal painting and photography instruction or gain exposure to fine arts, poetry, music, and/or the performing arts.

College Credit
Earn college credit while exploring a topic in-depth and engaging with experts from the School for International Training.

A certificate in language or community service achievement will be awarded at the end of the program.

Community Service
Work on a project organized by our in-country partners and the community the project serves.

Gain exposure to local foods. Some programs offer culinary training through hands-on activities, typically led by culinary experts.

Learn what it takes to create and sustain a successful business, developing management and planning skills that will set you apart in college and your career.

Examine medical and social factors of health and well-being to understand how health careers, policies, and programs can best support those in need.

Receive formal language training and/or language practice beyond the classroom while exploring renowned historical sites and learning about local culture.

Outdoor Activity
Explore the city or countryside by walking, hiking, trekking, biking, or another activity.

Peace, Politics & Human Rights
Understand the country’s social justice efforts and political processes.

Explore topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Experience wildlife safaris at game reserves or conservation areas.

Water Activity
Go swimming, snorkeling, white-water rafting, kayaking, etc.

Witness wildlife in its natural habitat through hiking, snorkeling, boating, and visiting conservation centers.

Social Change
Gain exposure to the social issues and movements of the host country.

Learn about native wildlife, ecology, sustainability practices, and challenges to local environments.