Day 1
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Departure

Arrive in Minneapolis in the afternoon to meet your Xperitas Team Leader. Drive north to White Earth, picking up groceries and stopping at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post on the way. Settle into community center accommodations and have your first team meeting. 

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Days 2-7
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Community Stay

Under the direction of community leaders, collaborate on a community project such as tree planting or gardening. Get to know community members through visits to the White Earth Tribal and Community College, Nijii Radio, and Gizhiigin Arts Incubator. Participate in additional community events by invitation, depending on the timing of your visit, such as pick-up basketball with local youth, powwows, or ceremonies. Explore the natural surroundings by visiting the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. Reflect on your experiences in daily team meetings and journal-writing. On the last day, have a final celebration with community members

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
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Return

Depart for Minneapolis early in the morning.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Reflections on the Experience

“My goal for this trip was to learn more about a different culture. Although I did achieve this, and I did learn a lot, this trip allowed me to truly understand the deeper meaning behind all that I learned as well as explore who I am as a person and the world around me.” - Student

“Xperitas delivers itineraries of substance. The variety of activities means plenty of opportunities for the kinds of moments I’m talking about. When time opens for a quiet meal under the sun or chance encounters, a warmth immediately registers on people’s faces over a shared experience like that.” - Cross Cultural Experience Leader

"Originally, it was just completing a course credit, but it ended up being just absolutely amazing and something I'll always carry with me."  - Student