Community Partnership Programs Philosophy

Community Partnership Programs

Our Philosophy

In partnership with our primarily indigenous communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States, Xperitas promotes cross-cultural understanding and interconnectedness through authentic immersion experiences.

With more than 20 years of experience, first as Global Citizens Network and now as Xperitas, we have formed deep and intentional relationships with our community partners. We are committed to long-term, sustainable partnerships.

Each program incorporates a community-driven project that is initiated and led by our partners. The project serves as a vehicle for cross-cultural immersion and can vary from site to site. As guests, our daily rhythm is determined by the community, giving participants the opportunity to engage in both planned and spontaneous activities and events.

By participating in day-to-day tasks with community members, engaging in conversation and sharing stories and meals, participants are deeply immersed in a new culture and perspective. Through daily team reflection and journaling, participants gain deeper knowledge and understanding from their experience and what it means to be a global citizen.

Following the cross-cultural experience, we encourage participants to continue their learning by sending them materials and suggestions for taking the next steps in engaging in global citizenry at home.