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Stories from our participants and community members

Xperitas programs change lives. They open minds, connect people and transform the way our participants see the world. But don't just take our word for it. Hear from our participants and community members what the Xperitas experience has meant for them!

We also invite you to share your Xperitas story.

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Friends of Cantel, Guatemala

Community Update

"Our week in Cantel flew by, after so many meals, work and memories together. It was amazing to see how much had changed. We had arrived as a group of strangers, and now we couldn’t stop laughing as we shared our last meal back in Antigua."

What is "American?"

Reflection and Self Awareness

When we prepare to travel to a new place, it’s important to dig deep and think about our own home, too. Use this blog as tool to reflect on what it means to be American. 

The Reviews Are In!

2017 Spring Language Program Reviews

Our 2017 spring travelers have returned! As your child prepares to depart, read reviews of what these travelers had to say about their family stay experience abroad and the lifelong connections they made.

Top 5 Reasons That Xperitas’ Community Partnership Programs Make Great Family Vacations

Xperitas News

Summer is approaching quickly! Get inspired to take your next family vacation to the next level with these top 5 reasons that Community Partnership Programs make awesome family vacations.

Listening to Our Global Leaders

Xperitas Launches Educator Advisory Council

At this year's Global Leaders Conference in January, Xperitas launched the Educator Advisory Council (EAC) to discuss items that will help Xperitas enhance its existing programs and processes.

Part of the Solution

Xperitas News

In today’s world, there is one guarantee: there will always be challenges. Xperitas aims to rise above these challenges and focus on our mission: transforming lives through shared global experience and intercultural learning. And one of the most...

Behind the Scenes with HSRA and Xperitas

United Voices Concert

Students and teachers at High School for Recording Arts take turns behind the microphone in their high school's recording studio, laying down new tracks for a song that will be featured at the upcoming United Voices benefit concert on April 14,...

The Impact of Immersion

A Conversation with Adrienne Matros

Xperitas had a conversation with Adrienne Matros, frequent Community Partnership Program participant, to learn more about her perspective on why cultural immersion experiences are important now more than ever.

Friends of Xiloxochico, Mexico

Community Update

In January 2017, a group of Carroll University students traveled to Xiloxochico, Mexico, with Team Leader and Community Partnership Program Manager, Grace Janssen. Read some of the students' reflections from the rotating Team Journal.

Host Family "Sisters" Elsa and Morgan

French Host Family Story

Once upon a time, our French family agreed to welcome Morgan, an American teenager from Exeter, into our homes. Prior to Morgan’s arrival, my daughter Elsa began to communicate with Morgan (by mail, Viber and Instagram) every day, and they...

Try a Spanish Class for Free!

Xperitas News

Interested in learning Spanish but want to try out one of the classes first? Here's your chance!

Attitude is Everything

Parent vs Participant Perspective

As a parent, you want to ensure your child’s family stay abroad will be safe, fun and life-changing in all the right ways. Jackie, parent of Sophia, a past France program participant, told us how attitude made the biggest impact on her daughter’s...

Where are they now? Mitchell

Alumni Story Series

Welcome to our new Alumni Story Series, where we share what our alumni are doing post-travel and how their experience has influenced their lives.

When to Disconnect

Reflection and Self Awareness

Today's advances in technology make it possible for travelers to stay connected nearly 24/7, but this can be detrimental to your student's learning experience. Learn how to help your teen prepare to disconnect and learn.

Bring the World Home

Host Family Story

Hear about what the hosting experience was like for a family in Michigan and how they built friendships to last a lifetime.