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New Experiment Programs, Part Four: Ireland

New Experiment Programs, Part Four: Ireland Ireland: Irish Culture and Global Activism When: 3 weeks, July 13–August 2 Where: Cork, Dublin, Clonmel Program at a Glance: Explore the beauty of the Irish countryside, juxtaposed with urban stays in Cork and Dublin.  Converse with other teens from Ireland and around the world that have created change […]

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New Experiment Programs, Part Three: Vietnam

Vietnam: Ecology and Conservation When: 4 weeks, June 30–July 30 Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat, Can Tho, Hoa An Program at a Glance: Gain hands-on experience with diverse ecological systems and natural resource preservation. Explore differences and similarities within Vietnamese culture, with two contrasting homestays, one in urban Ho Chi Minh City and […]

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Engage deeper into Dutch culture as you explore your homestay community in Sneek.

New Experiment Programs, Part Two: The Netherlands

The Experiment in International Living is introducing six new programs in summer 2015. In a six-part series, we’ll give you the details on each program. Part One: Jordan The Netherlands: Gender Equality and Human Rights When: 4 weeks, July 6–August 3 Where: Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Friesland Program at a Glance: Gain new perspectives on […]

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New Experiment Programs, Part One: Jordan

The Experiment in International Living is introducing six new programs in summer 2015. In a six-part series, we’ll give you the details on each program. Part Two: The Netherlands Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language When: June 30–July 30, 4 weeks Where: Amman, rural Bedouin community, Petra Program at a Glance: Explore urban and rural […]

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Reyann Brooks, 2014 Experimenter to France, Featured in Portland Press Herald

Reyann Brooks, a 2014 participant of our France: French Culture and Regional Identity program was recently featured in The Portland Press Herald in Maine. Brooks, age 16,  is the daughter of Jeffrey and Rebecca Brooks of Topsham, Maine. She and her brother Dawson attend Mt. Ararat High School, where Reyann will be a junior in the fall. Brooks wrote […]

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Emma Carmichael, Experimenter to Chile in 2005, to become editor-in-chief of Jezebel

Buzzfeed reports that Emma Carmichael, a 2005 Experiment alumna of the Chile program, will soon become editor-in-chief of Jezebel. She is currently serving as one of the co-editors of The Hairpin. Carmichael will replace outgoing-editor Jessica Coen at Jezebel, which had more than 17 million unique views last month. Carmichael served as co-editor of The Hairpin for […]

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Youth Culture and International Relations in Germany

You might not realize how much you already know about Germany just from living in the U.S. If you like hot dogs and pretzels, if you’ve celebrated Christmas with a Christmas tree, if you appreciate great thinkers in the sciences and arts like Einstein and Handel, you are already acquainted with the powerful influence of […]

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Happy Earth Day!

The Experiment celebrates Earth Day far beyond this Tuesday, with programs focused on protecting and understanding the natural wonders of the world. Here are some ways to love Mother Nature while traveling and learning abroad! In our Sustainability and Food Systems programs, experience how food, culinary traditions and agriculture shape a community’s relationship to nature […]

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Experience Art and Culture in Japan

One of our perennially popular destinations, Japan is home to two programs this summer: Anime and Manga, and Language and Cultural Traditions. Experimenters will gain firsthand understanding of Japan’s incredible cultural spectrum, from neon streets and anime workshops to traditional villages and historical landmarks. In Japan: Language, Experimenters receive language instruction at tailored levels, and […]

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Life Epiphanies on a Japanese Potato Farm, by Emma Stadele

When I was the same age as most Experimenters, I set off on a journey that has eternally changed my life. I traveled to Japan and experienced the most awkward, emotional, confusing, and amazing summer I’ve ever experienced. Last summer, I led the Japan Anime program. While we were waiting for our flight, I told […]

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