Engage in Cultural Immersion!

Experience unique customs & traditions, authentic artisans, majestic historical monuments & our shared human condition

Are you eager to have an authentic cultural experience in your next destination…but aren’t sure how to?

Keen to understand how people in other parts of the world live…but don’t know how to go about meeting locals?

BCD can help! We love to share ideas on how to travel with locals and experience cultural immersion around the world. From tours with locals to chance encounters off the beaten path, we believe that connecting with locals culturally enriches both us as travelers and the locals we meet.

Delve into these articles, which offer ideas on how to connect with locals when you travel, and ways to create authentic and transformative experiences! These in-depth stories explore cultural immersion options ranging from home exchanging to spending a day with an International Greeter, to volunteering abroad or participating in a fellowship program. Hear from fellow travelers on the ins-and-outs of different modes of cultural immersion and immersive travel!

Experiential Travel Starts with Curiosity: Be There Now!