Our History and Mission

The Xperitas Mission

Transforming lives through shared global experience and intercultural learning.

Xperitas is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization 

Born from the decades of shared experience of two nonprofit organizations: Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE) and Global Citizens Network (GCN),  Xperitas is a community of lifelong intercultural learners, who believe in a better and more just world built on deeper levels of understanding of others. Our goal is to increase access to language and cultural immersion programs for all students, regardless of their financial background. We achieve this this by awarding scholarships, financial aid, and school grants.

Xperitas historical timeline


Our Vision

All people connected in one global community.



Our Programs

Inspiring personal connections with communities worldwide and providing transformational experiences through cultural immersion.





Students exploring Germany's seaside



Two women discussing a Community Partner project in Africa


French | Spanish | German 
Mandarin Chinese | Japanese


Indigenous & Marginalized
Communities Worldwide

Today, Xperitas is a leader in cross-cultural programs that embody authentic language and cultural immersion. The Family Stay Experience, continues to provide a more meaningful cultural exchange for our students. Students report a definite increase in their language skills with this in depth immersion with native speakers.


Today, we continue to practice the philosophy of of our service learning pioneers, by putting partnerships first and emphasizing relationships over projects. Their early vison of respect for the cultural differences for others has spread beyond our doors and has become a recognized best practice.

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What Others Are Saying About Our Language Immersion Programs