Long-term partnerships with indigenous and marginalized communities
Xperitas partners with indigenous and marginalized communities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa based on invitation from the host community to welcome Xperitas groups. These long-term partnerships, some 20 years strong, demonstrate the depth of our experience with our partner communities and the richness of the cultural immersion experience that you will have access to as a participant.
Experience day-to-day life in a single community
All Community Immersion programs take place in a single community, apart from the transportation required to arrive there. This allows participants the maximum amount of time to get to know the community, build relationships, engage in day-to-day activities, and collaborate on a community-led project. The project serves as a vehicle for cultural immersion as participants and community members work side-by-side. Groups take part in both planned and spontaneous activities, such as invitations from community members to local events, based on the timing of their visit.
Daily facilitated reflection by experienced leaders
Through daily group reflection and journaling facilitated by a trained Xperitas Team Leader, participants gain deeper knowledge and understanding from their experience and what it means to be a global citizen. Participants may reflect critically on themes such as cultural differences, privilege, and historical trauma in a safe space facilitated by their Team Leader.
From choosing a program to traveling, Xperitas will support you every step of the way. Whether you choose from one of our published itineraries or a custom program, we will collaborate one-on-one with you to understand your goals for the program and plan an experience that delivers on them. While traveling, your group will be accompanied by a Xperitas Team Leader, who will facilitate on-the-ground logistics, communication with community partners, and daily group reflection and journal-writing.