Transforming lives through shared global experience and intercultural learning.
Xperitas is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization that for almost 50 years has provided students with educational language and cultural immersion experiences. In 1972, Xperitas was the brainchild of Minneapolis World Language teachers Jim Phalen and Bob and Edie Green. Because of these very special teachers and the decades of shared experience of two nonprofit organizations, Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE) and Global Citizens Network (GCN), we are here today.
For five decades we have provided our teachers and students with a transformational educational experience. We share our founder's passion for creating the best language immersion travel programs. Our philosophy is that giving students an authentic experience outside of the classroom, within a culture other than their own, creates greater cultural competency, which is vital in an increasingly globalized world.
Today, Xperitas is a leader in cross-cultural programs that embody authentic language and cultural immersion. In addition to experiencing the sites and speaking the target language, our celebrated Family Stay Experience™, delivers a deeper, more meaningful language and cultural exchange than other programs. Students stay with a volunteer local family, speaking the target language and experiencing daily life as a member of that community. This fusion of everyday language usage and living like a "temporary local" creates a dynamic for sharing, greater understanding and bringing language and culture to life!
How Do Your Donations Make a Difference?
Equity is not a new concept at Xperitas. As a nonprofit, we dedicate your dollars to meaningful assistance, scholarship and classroom grant programs. We provide one of the most robust financial aid programs in the immersion Our scholarship programs are merit-based and all students are encouraged to participate.