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The Experiment in International Living provides 3-, 4-, and 5-week summer programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country.Programs equip students not only w... read more

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I definitely improved my social skills and it will definitely help me in the future - White Plains High School View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Experiment in International Living - Extraordinary High School Summer Abroad Programs
Before Nicaragua and Cuba, I knew I was never really immersed in culture. Although I live in New York, which is considered a well-known "melting pot", I knew I was missing something. During the summer of 2015, I discovered the missing ingredients when I was abroad in Cuba and Nicaragua. Although the program had the intended less... - Lafayette College View Entire Review
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I gained more knowledge that I will carry on forever. The trip was worth every struggle and every challenge. - CUNY - Brooklyn College View Entire Review
The Experiment in International Living has had the most positive impact on myself and how I see myself. I have learned more in the six weeks on program about myself, others, and the world; more than I thought was possible. I will take these lessons I have learned and apply them to all future challenges I face in my life, and wil... View Entire Review
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I learned so much about the culture of France and even about the culture here in the U.S. as my group was so diverse and my host family welcomed me so much. View Entire Review
It changed my perspective on multiple hot topic social issues and really allowed me to bond with other students and realize different perspectives. It was definitely worth while. View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
It was definitely worth everything second and minute I have spent there. View Entire Review
One of the best experiences ever! View Entire Review
Time spent bonding with host families, meeting and talking to local people in Spanish, and visiting culturally significant sites made me develop a much more deep understanding of both Nicaraguan and Cuban identity as well as the Spanish language. - Oberlin College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Experiment in International Living - Extraordinary High School Summer Abroad Programs
This past summer I went on a five week trip to Tanzania with eleven other students I had never met before and it was an invaluable experience. This trip was focused on language and cultural discovery so we would have daily Swahili lessons and were always learning about the new areas we traveled to. As a group we really clicked r... View Entire Review
I gained a whole new perspective to view the world through. I made amazing connections and improved my Spanish greatly. This trip was absolutely worth while. View Entire Review
I chose to go on an Experiment trip to learn about the world, but in the process, learned more about my country and myself than I would have ever imagined. I first became interested in EIL because of the immersive learning the program championed, and I wasn't let down. My experience in South Africa as a part of the Leadership In... - None View Entire Review
Past Review A Full Immersion
I learned so much, including how to break down cultural barriers and really connect with others. I made lasting friendships and learned interesting cultural norms from Argentina and a lot of history about Argentina. The trip was absolutely worthwhile! - High School View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with The Experiment in International Living - Extraordinary High School Summer Abroad Programs
Past Review Unforgettable
I learned that travelling is absolutely incredible and that I definitely will do more of it. View Entire Review

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The Experiment in International Living provides 3-, 4-, and 5-week summer programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country.

Programs equip students not only with essential cultural and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Students explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.

Experiment groups are small, typically comprising 10–15 students who represent a range of backgrounds. Experimenters should expect to learn about the diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds that exist within the US and around the world.

Featured Programs:
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors
Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change
China: Cultural Traditions in the North
China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture
Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Sustainability
Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands and the Andes
France: French Culture and Regional Identity
France: French Language and Culinary Traditions
France: Painting and Photography in Paris and Provence
Germany: Contemporary Politics and the European Union
India: Public Health and Community Development
Ireland: Irish Culture and Youth Empowerment
Italy: Language and Local Food Culture
Japan: Japanimation--Anime and Manga
Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions
Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language
Korea: Peace StudiesExplore themes of peace and reconciliation in South Korea on an immersive summer abroad program for high school students. 
Mexico: Marine Biology on the Baja Peninsula
Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures
Morocco: Multiculturalism in the Arab World
Netherlands: Gender Equality and Human Rights
Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change
Peru: Ancient and Contemporary Cultures
South Africa: Multiculturalism in an Urban and Rural Society
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights
Spain: Contemporary and Historic Cultural Diversity
Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions
Spain: Regional Cultures
Spain: Technology and Social Innovation in Urban Culture
Tanzania: Coastal and Maasai Cultures
Tanzania: Wildlife, Ecology, and Culture
Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture
Vietnam: Ecology and Conservation

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High School
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
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