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Authentic Immersion Experiences

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.


Language Programs

Our true immersion experiences allow students of French, German, Spanish and English to practice their language skills in authentic situations with native speakers. The cornerstone of our programs is a family stay experience, through which students experience total language and cultural immersion while becoming part of a local family.

Community Partnership Programs

Our Community Partnership Programs allow individuals and groups to partner with indigenous and marginalized communities worldwide to forge strong personal bonds and support projects created and led by the community. Projects serve as a vehicle for cross-cultural connection as participants live and work alongside community members.

Hosting Students

We partner with volunteer host families in the U.S. and around the world who open their homes to our participants to immerse them in the language and culture. Host families bring the world to their doorstep and have the opportunity to learn about another culture while sharing their own with an international student.

Spanish Classes

Xperitas is proud to offer Spanish language classes for adults at our office in Minneapolis. Classes are offered at all levels – from Beginner to Advanced – and are taught by experienced language teachers. Classes meet for two hours, once a week for ten consecutive weeks.

Getting Started


Xperitas is your resource and partner in providing top-notch language and cultural learning beyond the classroom. Whether at the elementary, high school or university level, your students will learn and grow while experiencing another culture firsthand.


Travel takes learning beyond the classroom. Marvel at the monuments and museums you’ve only seen in textbooks. Practice your language skills or partner with an indigenous community. And above all, make friendships and memories to last a lifetime.


Xperitas specializes in creating safe and educational experiences that your family will never forget! Our programs can improve language skills, increase cultural understanding and build confidence for your family, all while connecting you more deeply to one another.

Individual Travelers

Travel with Xperitas to explore some of the most culturally rich communities in the world. Ignite your sense of wonder at landscapes that take your breath away. Lose yourself in the sights, smells and tastes of destinations far and near. And build relationships that last far beyond your return home.

What Others Are Saying

Helen, student

Costa Rica

“My host dad made jokes in Spanish all the time, and by the end of the week I could make jokes back in Spanish, which made me proud.”

Dawn, participant

Chirapa, Peru

“I felt we were able to experience everyday life as they live it and I loved being a part of it. The community was so welcoming and I am happy that my children had this opportunity to meet the community members.”

Sarah, student


“I was able to make a closer connection to the culture and the people. I made a friendship that will last forever and had the experience of a lifetime.”