Publication Date: October 13, 2021
Publication Location: BRATTLEBORO
Contact: Kate Casa   |   communications@worldlearning.org

The Experiment is pleased to announce the expansion of its intercultural exchange programs for high school students with new accredited programs and internships through the School for International Training (SIT), now showcased in a more vibrant and user-friendly website.

For summer 2022, seven new programs and internships accredited through The Experiment’s sister institution, the School for International Training (SIT), offer high school students the opportunity to earn three college credits while studying or interning abroad. These are among 16 unique intercultural summer programs around the world that include Arabic language in Jordan, anime in Japan, biodiversity in Ecuador, and much more.

The expansion to accredited internships abroad will provide even more flexibility for students looking to find their career focus, explore their college majors, and earn critical skills – all while forging authentic intercultural bonds and making a real impact in the world. The Experiment will also continue to offer thematic virtual programs that connect high school students globally through dynamic digital platforms.

“What has set The Experiment apart for 90 years – diversity, authentic connections, cultural immersion, academic innovation, and real impact – is enhanced by providing students the ability to fuel their future no matter what purpose-driven path they choose,” said Carol Jenkins, CEO of World Learning, Inc., which includes The Experiment and SIT. “The expansion to accredited internships will provide even more flexibility for students looking to find their career focus, explore their college majors, and build critical 21st century skills that set them apart– all while forging authentic intercultural bonds and making a real impact in the world.”

“We are thrilled that The Experiment has expanded its program offerings to accredited internships following our first successful launch of accredited programs in 2019. With this expansion, we continue to provide students even more options to fuel their future and explore their purpose-driven passions,” said Christina Thomas, divisional vice president for Youth Exchange at World Learning.