Each Experiment program offers students an opportunity to focus on an aspect of the host culture and to become an active participant in the communities they join. Select a program below, or use our programs at a glance or interactive list to find the Experiment summer program that is right for you.
Experience the flavors of your host country and discover the link between food and culture while building your culinary skills. Make ganache in France, design your own flavor of gelato in Italy, or cook in a restaurant in Mexico.
Attain the kind of proficiency that can only happen when you’re immersed in a language day to day. Study in small groups, take part in language exercises, and participate in out-of-class learning activities like exploring Sapporo with Japanese language partners, improving your Spanish through theater, or seeing — and understanding —an opera in Italy.
Develop your creativity and hone your artistic talents in new and exciting surroundings. Design and use a pinhole camera in Argentina, perform classic plays in France, learn to weave in Morocco, or paint in Spain. No matter which of our artistic programs you choose, the inspiration of your host country and its people will stay with you forever.
Study local ecological issues and gain a deeper understanding of our planet’s beauty, diversity, and fragility. Maybe you’ll choose to work beside an Ecuadorian ecologist in the Galápagos or canoe through Botswana’s Okavango Delta — or maybe you see yourself snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef or working at a Costa Rican turtle sanctuary.
Make a difference by volunteering on a project designed by a local organization. Whether you teach English in a rural Thai village, work at an orphanage in Peru, or help renovate a community center in Ghana, you will build relationships and gain skills that will transform the way you see the world.
Enrich your understanding of your host country by traveling to several of its significant cultural, natural, and historical sites. Whether you discover sacred Aboriginal customs in the Australian Outback, trek through the Swiss Alps, live in an ethnic minority village in China, or hike the Camino de Santiago in Spain, you will experience unforgettable sites in your host country through meaningful and interactive engagement.