History and Experience. 80-plus-years of leadership.
Our Programs. A thematic focus — sustainability and the environment; arts and social change; language and cultural discovery; leadership training; or peace, politics, and human rights
Intercultural Learning and Cross-Cultural Communication. A long tradition of building skills through activities that promote language acquisition, cross-cultural empathy, flexibility, resilience, and efficacy.
Homestays. Immersive community experiences designed to provide meaningful and firsthand experience living in another culture
A Commitment to Maximizing Health and Safety. A focus on health, safety, and security.
Enduring Partnerships with Organizations Nationwide. Longstanding and deeply rooted relationships with The Experiment’s partner organizations, alumni, and donors.
Small and Diverse Groups. Typically composed of two adult group leaders and 15 participants from very different geographic, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Experiment is committed to diversity. In 2016, The Experiment awarded $2.4 million in scholarship funding to 76% percent of our participants. We work with approximately 60 partner organizations to recruit diverse participants.
As an institution that values inclusion, The Experiment in International Living welcomes transgender students and participants in transition. As such we respect a participant’s gender identity at the time of program participation. We ask all program participants to understand and respect the context, customs and attitudes in the host country.
Summer 2016 Experiment Groups at a Glance
More than 650 Experimenters traveled to 25 countries worldwide
Experimenters came from 36 US states and Puerto Rico
Experimenters came from 14 countries around the world: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Turkey, and the United States.