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France

France: Regional Cultures

You will start your journey with an immersive introduction to French history and culture in Paris, “The City of Light.” You will visit the city’s most iconic sites...

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Mongolia

Mongolia: Nomadic Culture & Outdoor Adventure

Start your journey in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital. There, you’ll experience urban Mongolia, where you will take lessons in throat singing and playing the morin khuur....

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Argentina

Argentina: Community Service & The Great Outdoors

Experience Argentina through a month of outdoor activities, community service, and Spanish language classes. You’ll begin your Experiment in Argentina’s capital, Buenos...

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Germany

Germany: International Relations & The E.U.

As you travel throughout Germany and across national borders, you will spend time in Berlin, Niederalteich, Brussels, Cologne, Bonn, Munich, and Maastricht. Your journey

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Spain

Spain: Technology & Innovation in Urban Culture

Your journey starts in Madrid, where people use innovations such as solar power, 3D printers, and other technology to transform public spaces, providing hightech alternatives...

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Netherlands

The Netherlands: LGBTQ+ Rights & Dutch Culture

Begin your journey with a stay in a castle, then learn to travel like locals with a bike tour around Heemskerk before heading to Amsterdam. There, see the city’s canals,...

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua & Cuba: Arts & Social Change

Live with a campesino host family in El Lagartillo, a mountainous rural community. You will receive 20 hours of Spanish language training & visit an artisan pottery studio;...

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Thailand

Thailand: Buddhist Traditions & Thai Culture

Your Experiment begins in the mountain city of Chiang Mai, home to hundreds of ancient temples. Visit famous sites, explore street markets, & discover Buddhist temples. A...

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Morocco

Morocco: Multiculturalism in North Africa

Experience the melting pot of African, Middle Eastern, and European influences on Moroccan culture. The program begins in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, where you’ll explore...

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South Africa

(Leadership Institute) South Africa: Peace & Politics

The program begins with leadership & activism training in Washington, D.C., prior to traveling to South Africa. Home to exceptional leaders & activists, South Africa provides...

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Tanzania

Tanzania: African Cultures & Landscapes

Your African experience begins in Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam, where you will explore the city on a bike tour with visits to markets, coffee brewers, & artists. You...

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France

France: French Language & Culinary Training

Experience Paris, France’s beautiful and historic capital. You’ll mingle with Parisians in a café for a morning croissant before strolling the streets of Paris to the...

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology & Sustainability

The program begins in the country’s capital, San José, where you learn about Costa Rican history and culture with visits to museums and markets. From there, you will visit...

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Argentina

Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change

Develop your photography skills and practice your Spanish as you explore Argentine society and social issues. Embark on a hands-on exploration of photojournalism in Argentina...

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The Experiment in International Living Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

Dhanyavaad, dhanyavaad, dhanyavaad!!!

This summer, I got to live the summer of my dreams thanks to the Experiment in International Living. I travelled to India with 14 of the most incredible people I have ever met and two amazing group leaders on the Leadership Institute India: Community Development and Public Health program. Through long bus rides in India’s harsh traffic, hikes through the foothills of the Himalayas, and many mango feasts, I bonded with my peers and made sweet, unforgettable memories. The trip was laced with many hospital/ clinic visits and the chance to talk to locals and professionals about health care in India. Along with all the experiential learning, we also explored some of India’s famous sites such as the Taj Mahal, the Amber Fort, the Red Fort, and the famous Jaipur Foot. My in-country hosts filled my trip with lots of laughter and love. India is a country I look forward to returning to. I highly recommend India and all other Experiment programs!

Program: (Leadership Institute) India: Community & Public Health

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

A culturally enlightening and overall amazing experience

This program, Japanimation: Anime & Manga was an unforgettable experience in which one can explore the culture and language of Japan, while also exploring and reflecting on yourself.
I had felt extremely safe during the trip and my leaders were exceedingly helpful, whether pointing your group towards a point of interest or giving insight into adapting into the culture. There were several oppertunities and activities which encourage one to work outside their comfort zone that had created a sense of a wonderful and inviting community. This program had also aided in the development of my own leadership skills as well as providing encouragement to work outside my comfort zone more offen. There were also a variety of other things to do other than animation and manga such as admiring Japan's natural beauty, plentiful cafés, and Arcades. This program had become an unforgettable experience to me as I look forward to going abroad with The Experiment again.

Program: Japan: Japanimation - Anime & Manga

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Personal Development

    10

Unforgettable

Hi my name is Marilyn. I attended this program the summer before senior year.
This experience was filled with delicious food and beautiful locals. We spent time in Mexico City (urban city), Cozumel (an island) and La Paz (a coastal city). All three were so different from each other - giving us a taste of how diverse and beautiful the country of Mexico is. Lots of time spent doing water activity like snorkeling and watching sea turtles lay eggs.

Program: Mexico: Marine Biology On The Baja Peninsula

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    2

  • Personal Development

    10

Cooking in France

This trip was one of the best study abroad programs I have ever done. There were so many great things about it's hard to even put into words. I think for me the most valuable thing was the incredible friends I made. I still talk to them now daily months after the trip was over. Going through an experience like that was so incredible and amazing and doing it together made it so much better. I really miss all my friends from France and I plan to reunite with them soon. I also loved living with a host family with someone who was my age. We became really good friends and I still talk to her daily too. I felt like I was able to live like a real french teenager, we went and hung out with her friends, watched movies, did karaoke, and gossiped about boys. She made me feel right at home like a second sister and made sure I knew that any time I went to France I was welcome back.
In terms of the things we did I just can't even explain how wonderful the cooking experience was. It was hard work but we were able to make wonderful and beautiful creations. And we got to taste the best food I've ever tasted in my life. It's not everyday you get to eat food cooked by a world famous chef at a michelin star restaurant. Because the chef/teacher cooked everything we cooked and let is taste his I got to eat dishes that would normally cost $300 multiple times a day everyday for a week. It was heaven for a food addict like me.
My favorite memory is the last night when we all went to the eiffel tower. I've seen pictures of the eiffel tower before and I was convinced I would not be impressed by a tall hunk of metal. I was wrong. When you see the tower lit up for the first time, it knocks the breath out of you. It's so magical and whimsical, it's hard to explain unless you go. It was such a happy memory I was in the best place, with the best people, and we were all so happy.

Program: France: French Language & Culinary Training

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Personal Development

    10

Italy experience

On this trip my people’s skills has really changed because I made friends and family in a time spare of 30 days. In the United States, something like that wouldn’t happen because I have my own set of family and friends to be with all of the time while in Italy I had nobody that I knew. I view myself as a more efficient leader because I can move/ inspire people to expand their horizons. And for that I thank you Experiment!

Program: Italy: Italian Language & Food Culture

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