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About Experiment e.V.

Our Mission for Understanding

Experiment e.V. is a non-profit organization whith a focus on the international exchange of people of all  cultures, religions, and age groups. Our goals are to enhance mutual understanding between societies and to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of various cultures by making it possible for people of different origins to live together.

Our work has been developed on the basis of volunteerism and support from the non-profit community. Nationwide, around 800 former participants volunteer their time and energy to support us in carrying out our programs. They are for example active in conducting seminars for participants and in taking care of German host families and their international guests. In addition, around 1.000 organizational members make a financial contribution in order to promote our mission.

History

In 1932, Donald B. Watt founded The Experiment in International Living in the USA. Through his experiences with international summer camps for teenagers, he was convinced that true understanding between cultures is only possible by means of individual homestays. Experiment e.V. has been registered as a non-profit organization in Germany since 1952. The Federation The Experiment in International Living has more than 15 member organizations around the world.

Programs

Every year, almost 2.000 people participate in programs of Experiment e.V. in Germany and around the world. Experiment e.V. offers programs for all age groups.

Outbound

  • International High School Program
  • Freiwilligendienst//Volunteer Service
  • Demi Pair
  • Internship
  • Experiment Academy
  • Homestay/Ranchstay
  • Tailormade Group Programs

Learn more about our outbound programs.

Inbound

  • Tailormade Group Programs
  • High School Program in Germany
  • Homestay
  • Host family stay with a short term school visit
  • Language courses
  • Volunteer Service
  • Cultural Programs

Learn more about our inbound programs.

Quality and Cooperation

Experiment e.V. is an original member of the umbrella organization AJA, a committee of non-profit youth exchange organizations in Germany, and also a member of the World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation. The goal of our membership in these committes is the establishment of quality standards for student exchange programs. Among those is an obligatory preparation seminar in Germany that lasts several days. In addition, we also cooperate with various public and private institutions such as the Federal Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Goethe Institute and many others.