Cultural Immersion

We often develop most when our understandings of ourselves and the world around us are challenged

– when we engage with people and ideas that are different.

Joseph O'Shea

Author, Gap Year: How Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs

Immersive Travel - Gap year India

Cultural Immersion

Cultural immersion is a unique way to experience the world. It offers deep insight into another culture, its languages, food, beliefs, traditions and community.

It is very different to the non-stop, tick-box type of travel.  In fact, it’s not about traveling, it’s about staying; staying and actively participating in a community. It’s about engaging meaningfully with individuals and sharing your skills wherever they are needed.

Stay

Live and work in communities in Africa and Asia for an extended period of time.

Contribute

Make a useful contribution by sharing your skills in a way that is valuable to the host community.

Connect

Connect in a meaningful way to individuals and the community as a whole.

Immersive travel in India

 

Challenging but rewarding

It’s easy to do things we are familiar with; to communicate with people we know and with a similar background, who are interested in the same things as us.

Even when we travel, there is a temptation to do the same. We often follow a well-worn route and spend more time with individuals like ourselves who are doing the same as us.

But cultural immersion is more than just being a tourist and seeing the sights, it’s a unique opportunity to engage meaningfully with the people who call it home. To build relationships, make friends and see life from another perspective.

To truly become a global citizen.

 

Cultural immersion in Africa and Asia

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