Monroe County Sets New Record in Study Abroad Applications

The Experiment in International Living accepted 19 students from Monroe County, Florida, to participate in its cross-cultural programs for summer 2014. The students will travel to 13 countries on 19 different Experiment programs.

"These programs benefit participants by providing intercultural experiences and building leadership skills," said John Lucas, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost for World Learning. "We are so proud of our partnership with Monroe’s schools, which help to greatly expand youth leadership opportunities for students in the county."

The application process is still open for summer 2014 programs on a first-come, first-served basis. All Monroe County high school students are eligible to apply and can complete applications by visiting

“The Experiment actively recruits in Monroe County, Florida, and we were invited to give  presentations at Key West High School, Key West Collegiate School, Marathon High School, and Coral Shores High School,” said Heather Beard, associate director of admissions for The Experiment.

The Experiment in International Living, a program of World Learning, has been offering immersive experiential learning programs abroad since 1932. It offers three-to-five-week summer programs for high school students in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Students are challenged to explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities through the lens of a specific theme, including the arts; the environment; peace, politics, and human rights; sustainability and food systems; and cultural discovery.

Posted by: on February 27, 2014