Xperitas is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization that has been providing students with educational language and cultural immersion experiences since 1972. Xperitas was the brainchild of Jim Phalen and Bob and Edie Green, who at that time were World Language teachers in Minneapolis, MN. Because of these very special teachers and the decades of shared experience of two nonprofit organizations, Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE) and Global Citizens Network (GCN), we are here today.

The Xperitas difference starts with what motivates our organization. We are a community of lifelong intercultural learners, who believe in a better and more just world built on deeper levels of understanding of others. As a nonprofit organization we are mission-driven, motivated by the desire to transform lives through intercultural learning.

For fifty years we have provided our teachers and students with a transformational educational experience. We share our founder’s passion for creating the best language immersion travel programs. Our philosophy is that giving students an authentic experience outside of the classroom, within a culture other than their own, creates greater cultural awareness, which is vital in an increasingly globalized world.

Strategic Priorities

Our organization is ramping back up our travel abroad programs after 3 consecutive years of virtually no programs running due to COVID-19. In the next 5 years we would like to increase our program enrollment and be operating with a surplus that we can use to invest in expanding our mission.

Annual Income: $5,000,000 – Earned Income


Xperitas is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Legal
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Strategic and Business Planning


  • Number of members currently: 11
  • Meeting time and frequency:  6 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: Virtual
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes


  • Time Expectation: Up to 8 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: No
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
    • Committees: Executive, Finance, Governance
  • Length of Term: 3 Years
  • Renewable: Yes

Questions about this board opportunity?

Email: boardconnector@propelnonprofits.org


6625 Lyndale Avenue S. Suite 104 Minneapolis, MN 55423


To transform lives through shared global experience and intercultural learning.