Community Immersion Programs
Cultural Immersion & Service Learning
Since 1992, Xperitas has been working to encourage a more globally connected world.
Our cultural immersion program was formed 28 years ago by a group of globally-minded individuals with a vision of a more interconnected world. Their early approach of allowing communities to lead the engagement and drive project needs, has blossomed into a wider standard of practice, now known as Fair Trade Learning.
- Put partnership first
- Emphasize relationships over projects
- Respect the Partner Community
Global Citizens Network of Partner Communities
Xperitas partners with primarily indigenous and marginalized communities around the world Our long-term, relationships with partner communities around the world demonstrate the interest of people of different cultures to connect.with one another.
- Latin America
- The United States
Our programs are designed to promote cross-cultural understanding in an organic way. The volunteer service project facilitates the cultural immersion, creating opportunities to engage in a more natural interaction. Activities and events are loosely planned, leaving room for a more spontaneous exchange between cultures. Through daily team reflection and journaling, participants gain deeper knowledge and understanding from their experience and what it means to be a global citizen.
- Participating in day-to-day tasks
- Engaging in conversation
- Sharing stories
- Collaborating on projects
- Planning activities and events