We conduct customized cultural immersion experiences on a variety of topics in a variety of countries for varying lengths of time with the aim of challenging participants cultural and individual assumptions about self and identity while instilling cultural fluency. As a participant you will learn to become more aware of cultural similarities and differences through education, training, experience, travel and work. In the process you will gain a deeper understanding of a very different culture and of yourself by living as a member of a local community, participating in experiential learning activities and actively engaging in the local culture. We do this by actively integrating program participants into unfamiliar community, encouraging interaction with local people, and helping them understand the way others live in that community by being there and engaging in daily life activities. All of this occurs while facilitating new learning on a specific social issue that effects the people of the host country. Participants generally go through a personal and professional transformation on our immersion trips and return home completely changed!
Our cultural immersion experiences are geared towards students, educators, medical professionals, clergy, business and working professionals in the following settings: universities, medical and public health communities, churches, corporations. We also offer opportunities for university faculty and school leaders (e.g. teachers/administrators) to bring study abroad experiences for their students at their institution/department without having to do all the extensive legwork required to facilitate a safe, affordable, educational and fun trip. We take that burden off your shoulders and through our innovative cultural immersion model offer ways for educators to receive an all expense paid trip abroad with the possibility of compensation and teaching credit. A sampling of our signature cultural immersion experiences are listed below, however, we also tailor offerings for your organizations' specific needs.
Cultural Immersion Experiences
Our Cultural Immersion programs give travelers the opportunity to develop personally while exploring the history, culture, and psychology of a country abroad within a variety of experiential learning and community contexts. We seek to challenge your senses and enhance your perspective on life by improving your awareness, identity, and sense of self while establishing purpose, developing knowledge, skills and potential, building human capital, and contributing to the realization of dreams and aspirations. Sample offerings include: