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.


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


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


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 gap year programs in Africa
Cultural immersion in Africa and Asia

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