Global Leaders Conference
Immersion Program Leader Training for Language Teachers
At Xperitas, we know that training leaders is equally as important as prepping the participants for their Language Immersion Programs. Learn more below about the opportunities we have for leaders for all of our programs. Don't hesitate to contact us to get involved!
Each year, Xperitas group leaders who are participating in a Language Immersion Program are invited to join us in Minnesota for a weekend dedicated to helping them prepare for language immersion travel. We want you to feel as confident as possible in leading students abroad. Over the course of the weekend, leaders will have a chance to:
- Meet with Xperitas staff to review program details in person.
- Learn practical ways to prepare students for international travel and the family stay experience.
- Network and share travel tips with other World Language educators from around the country.
- Practice their language skills and meet some of our international partners.
- Have fun!
I was very impressed with the involvement of the entire Xperitas staff, not just the program leaders. It was so helpful to get to know some of the people working behind the scenes. Several of my colleagues mentioned this too.
Here’s what other past attendees have had to say about the event:
"Such a great weekend and such a truly impressive and kind staff. I feel very fortunate to be connected to Xperitas. My nerves for my trip in June have really been eased since this weekend!"
"The team did an excellent job of engaging everyone and answering questions/explaining all aspects of the program."
Contact us for more information on the Global Leaders Conference.
Articles of Interest
The focus of the conference is on program planning and preparation. Teachers and Leaders meet individually with their Program Manager and international partners to review program details and finalize plans. Both teachers and Xperitas staff benefitted from having one-on-one face time, and the opportunity to discuss their itineraries and activities in detail.
Xperitas was honored with the Pro Lingua Award, “in recognition of outstanding service to and support of education in world languages and cultures. It is bestowed “in recognition of outstanding service to and support of education in world languages and cultures."
Xperitas held our annual Global Leaders Conference in Bloomington from January 26-28. We were joined by about a hundred language teachers from across the United States, all of whom are leading immersion programs abroad in 2018. Many of our international vendors and partners also sent representatives to meet with us and share ideas about traveling abroad with students.
At this year's Global Leaders Conference in January, Xperitas launched the Educator Advisory Council (EAC) to discuss items that will help Xperitas enhance its existing programs and processes. The long-term goal of the council is to partner with teachers on an ongoing basis to get a pulse on current issues and challenges facing the field of education.