“I was so impacted by the diversity and intelligence of my group. We learned so much from each other and genuinely cared about one another.”
—Lillian Hinshaw, Experimenter to China
Kiowa County High School
Experimenters are high school students of different races, religions, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Experiment actively Experimenters are high school students of different races, religions, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Experiment actively seeks to engage and enroll students from a diversity of backgrounds—from across the US and abroad.
The Experiment is committed to diversity. In 2013, The Experiment awarded $1.4 million in scholarship funding to 58 percent of our participants. We work with 64 partner organizations to recruit diverse participants.
Experiment groups are small, typically comprising 10–15 students who represent a range of backgrounds: small towns and large cities; urban and rural areas; and public, private, and home-school educational experiences. In addition to learning about the host culture, Experimenters learn about the diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds that exist within the US and around the world.
Summer 2013 Experiment Groups—At a Glance
- More than 500 Experimenters traveled to 20 countries worldwide.
- Experimenters came from 37 US states.
- Experimenters came from 10 countries around the world: India, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- The average Experiment group had 14 students.