In July 2016, The Experiment in International Living teamed up with The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) to bring 110 low-income, promising young men of color from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to South Africa for the trip of a lifetime.

With funding from JPMorgan Chase, TFI is investing in these young men throughout their high school experience to help them achieve personal and professional success, with the ultimate goal of ensuring all the fellows earn a college degree.

During their sixteen days with The Experiment in South Africa, TFI students explored historic Cape Town, reflected on Nelson Mandela’s legacy over two nights on Robben Island, and encountered Africa’s “Big Five” during a game drive in Kruger Park. Throughout the experience, the fellows learned to work together, discovered their personal leadership styles, and found a new appreciation for cultural differences.