We Love Our Alumni Travelers
Your stories inspire others to challenge themselves
You are part of a unique community of travelers! Whether you are a recent traveler or you have traveled with us in the past, there are many ways to stay connected to Xperitas and language immersion travel. Your experiences, how immersion helped you gain cultural competency and how you used that experience in achieving your life goals is important to us! We invite you to share!
Share Your Experience!
Send us your pictures, videos and reflections on your experience. Our alumni travelers inspire others and give them the confidence to go outside their comfort zone and succeed.
See What Others Have Shared
Recently, we profiled Xperitas Board member and retired French Teacher, Jane Ditewig. Jane was and is a much beloved teacher at R.A. Long High School in Longview Washington. This summer Jane heard from Brad Carnine, one of her students from more than 20 years ago. He said we could share his letter with you. We hope every teacher who reads this letter is reminded of what an important job you do and how you all are changing the lives of your students.
In 8th grade middle school, I had to pick a language to study, and being half Mexican, my mom wouldn’t let me take Spanish since I already used it in my everyday home life. So, my only other option was French. At that point, I never thought I’d take it with me after high school, but I was very wrong. Read Mercedes story.
Most Americans in the United States are familiar with the expression “as American as apple pie.” However, it wasn’t until I studied abroad in France (and later lived and worked in France and Belgium) that I realized just how deeply rooted pumpkin pie, and more importantly the Thanksgiving holiday, was in my American upbringing.
In June 2015, I went on a trip to Ecuador with my classmates through Xperitas. It was my first experience out of the country, and I had been dying to leave home and experience a new place.