Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting global citizenship through authentic immersion experiences. Born from the decades of shared experience of Intercultural Student Experiences and Global Citizens Network, Xperitas offers programs that embody true language and cultural immersion, inspire personal connections with diverse individuals and communities worldwide and provide transformational experiences for our participants.

The name Xperitas touches on themes of expertise and experiences. It also includes a nod to civitas, the Latin word for citizenship. As an organization, Xperitas strives to use our more than 70 years of combined expertise in educational and immersive travel experiences to partner with individuals of all ages on their journey to global citizenship.



Participants make meaningful personal connections to the communities and individuals they visit. Our longtime partners around the world are one of our biggest assets!

WHo we are

Our Values

We're still working on creating a website that encompasses all of our programs and information in one place. Please excuse the dust while we're under construction! For now, visit our existing websites to learn about and register for our programs. We appreciate your patience as we work to bring you the best programs and materials possible. Thank you for visiting Xperitas!


Why change?

Our programs provide authentic, intentional immersion into the culture and language of the communities we visit. It's so much more than just a tour!

Change is never easy. You may be wondering why two nonprofits with dedicated partners and successful program models would choose to merge. The answer is simple: We can do so much more together than we can alone. Partnerships are a key part of how both GCN and ISE have always operated, and in the 6 years since we joined a strategic alliance, we've become each other's best partners!

By combining our resources and working together, we can offer an even broader range of experiences that reach a greater number of people who are looking for meaningful cross-cultural experiences. The ISE and GCN programs you trust aren't going anywhere; we continue our existing programming while developing new ways to support you on your journey to global citizenship. We're excited to share new programs with you as they take shape!


True cross-cultural experiences continue long past the return home. Our programs will change who you are and how you see the world, guiding you on your path to global citizenship.

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