What We Do

Experience International (EI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization based in Bellingham, Washington. Incorporated in 1988, our mission is to embrace and create opportunities for international understanding and human resource development through technical and cultural exchange in a wide spectrum of disciplines including but not limited to agriculture and natural resources

USA J-1 Department of State Exchange Visitor Program

A comprehensive U.S. internship and training program that provides skill building, practical experience, cultural immersion, and career preparation.

USA Short Term Immersion

Short-term immersion (1-3 months) program to experience life with a U.S.  farm family.  Take part in daily activities, learn about U.S. culture, and improve your language and communication skills!

Work Experience Abroad

Quality internships and training experiences in your field of agricultural study in Western Europe, New Zealand or Australia.

Study Tours

Personalized study tours in Agriculture, Forestry or Natural Resources tailored to fit your group’s interests!

English Language Program

In cooperation with the community colleges in Washington State, we offer a variety of options to study English in the US.

Program Experiences

  • "My host gave me responsibility, trusted my opinion and listened to new ideas; they gave me the freedom to do my own project for my university work. They treated me like an equal and pushed me to further my studies in coral restoration."

    Eilise
    Eilise Ireland, Coral Reef Restoration
  • “This program has been outstanding at allowing me to learn from professional hunt staff and hounds men in all aspects of traditional fox hunting. I come away with a vast amount of knowledge on hound care, hunting training, breeding as well as expanding my current knowledge on horse care, and training. Also, many wonderful friends for life!”

    Shannon
    Shannon Canada, Equine and Hound Management and Training
  • “The biggest part that I’m going to take home with me is the American openness and persistence. The American people are made for customer service, with their super positive attitude and this is something that Finland needs.”

    Melinda
    Melinda Finland, Marketing Management
  • “[The placement was] perfect. I have nothing but compliments to make. I loved my job, my boss, my co-workers, everything. They trusted me and gave me a one lifetime opportunity.”

    Raissa
    Raissa Brazil, Food Science
  • Professionally, the program has exposed me to new winemaking techniques that have allowed me to better understand wine-making. Most importantly, it has opened networks with experienced winemakers who can play a major role in career advice and advancement.

    Emma
    Emma Kenya
  • I have got hands-on experience in working with gray wolves, gray and red foxes, coyotes and American bison. All this benefits me directly for my academic research about human-animal relationships and will be a great benefit for my upcoming scientific article on socialization of wolves. This internship will be a great addition to my CV and it grew my professional network significantly. Personally, it taught me a lot about people (as well as animals), relationships and cultural differences.

    Laura
    Laura Intern, Wolf Research Center, Estonia
  • "The past 18 months have been incredibly valuable to me. Not only have I developed my skills in animal husbandry, I've also gained a tremendous knowledge of the admin and managerial side of the field.  When I search for work in the future, I will now feel confident in applying for higher level, curator or manager positions, due to the experiences I have gained with my host."

    Claire
    Claire United Kingdom, Wildlife Management
  • “This journey has made me a more confident person overall and has encouraged me to push myself, open up and speak to strangers a lot more easily. It’s also made me re-evaluate farming techniques and how to use them in a positive way."

    Emma
    Emma Emma, UK, Short Term Immersion

Looking to Pay for a Program?

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.

Start typing and press Enter to search