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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Japan Language Quiz!

あなたは日本で日本語を勉強します。 On which Experiment program can you study the language in the sentence above? The answer is Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions. Japanese class This four-week program allows you to be immersed in Japanese language and culture through a combination of classroom instruction, travel, and activities. No matter what your Japanese language skill is—beginning, intermediate, […]

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Colors of an Italian Memory, by Elizabeth Martyn

For Elizabeth Martyn, The Experiment is and has always been about more than a summer abroad. She comes from an Experimenter family, with relatives either working for The Experiment or traveling abroad on several programs.  Elizabeth’s own experience abroad on the 2012 Italy program changed her in many ways; one is that she serves as […]

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Field Notes from Cuba

This year, one Experiment group will have the chance to explore the fascinating cultural and political scene in Cuba and Nicaragua. Aynn Setright, Academic Director for SIT Study Abroad in Nicaragua, is the Experiment partner who helped develop the Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change program; here, she discusses what students can expect to […]

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First Impressions: Nicaragua, Arts and Social Change

Recently, our program coordinator, Jessika Macias, visited Nicaragua ahead of this summer’s first Experiment group on the new Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change program. Here, she shares the impact that this beautiful country leaves on visitors. Nicaragua has a tumultuous and fascinating history. Even now, if you discuss politics with anyone in the […]

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Q&A with Ryan Rockmore, Experiment Alumni and Returning Leader to Spain

When Ryan Rockmore went on an Experiment program in Spain nine years ago, he knew the trip would impact his life — he just didn’t know how much. In the period between seeing his first flamenco performance and now, he has graduated with a degree in Spanish education, studied flamenco dance in Sevilla on a […]

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Which Experiment Program in China Is Right for You?

The Experiment’s two China programs have much in common. They both have an orientation period in Beijing and a reflection period in Shanghai. Both have two homestays. Both offer you the chance to get to know and travel with Chinese high school students. But the two programs have some differences, too. Knowing the differences and […]

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Watch The Experiment Documentary

Past Experimenters, group leaders, and parents describe how a summer of living internationally can expand mindsets, build connections, and create a lasting impact beyond the three, four, or five weeks abroad. Between orientation, homestays, thematic focuses and reflection periods, Experimenters will immerse themselves in the culture, language, and daily rhythms of over twenty different countries […]

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Spain: Arts and Social Change through the Eyes of a Group Leader

Nicole Brams was one of two American co-leaders to head the 2013 Spain: Arts and Social Change program. She reflects on watching her group of students grow together as a group through the challenges and triumphs of learning and living abroad. It was an incredible experience to lead the Arts and Social Change program through […]

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