Community Immersion Philosophy

Community Immersion Programs

Cultural Immersion & Service Learning

Since 1992, Xperitas has been working to encourage a more globally connected world.

The Philosophy

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.

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America
  • The United States 


The Approach

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