Argentina Brazil China Costa Rica Ecuador France Germany India Ireland Italy Japan Korea, South Mexico Mongolia Morocco Netherlands Nicaragua Peru South Africa Spain Tanzania Thailand United Kingdom United States of America Vietnam
The Experiment in International Living has been offering immersive experiential learning programs abroad since 1932. When a group of students sailed for eight days across the Atlantic to Germany with the mission of fostering peace through understanding, communication, and cooperation.
History & Mission
The Experiment in International Living is the nation’s most experienced and respected provider of international education and experiential learning for high school students. For 85 years, our summer study abroad programs have enabled students to explore the world in a personal, meaningful way, and to develop new, enduring friendships through hands-on cultural experiences and homestays in 27 countries. With specific themes to match student’s unique interests and passions, The Experiment believes in creating educational experiences that positively impact both students and the communities they visit. Each year, hundreds of students come away from The Experiment with invaluable cultural, leadership, language, and college prep skills that help them thrive in diverse environments.
The Experiment is the flagship program of World Learning (worldlearning.org), a nonprofit organization working to empower people and communities, and strengthen institutions around the world through education, sustainable development, and exchange programs. Over more than eight decades, World Learning has built on The Experiment’s success to become a thriving global nonprofit organization with sustainable programs impacting 150 countries. World Learning is part of the World Learning Inc. family, which also includes the School for International Training (SIT), offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad, and globally focused master’s degrees through SIT Graduate Institute.
The Experiment in International Living offers 32 summer abroad programs in 26 countries. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.
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.