Sharing our world with you...
Our beginnings started in the exchange year of our founders Patrick and Tim. Tim, the young embodiment of Bavarian village life and Patrick, his host father, representing the hustle and bustle of the Californian way of life had a once-in-a-lifetime experience together for 10 months. It allowed them both to learn about new cultures, explore California and widen their horizons in many ways.
Their time together left them wanting to share their experience with other people because they were convinced that if every person on the planet had such an objective experience, the world would truly be a more open-minded and understanding place. So they embarked on the journey of sharing their beliefs with other people through the power of travel, bringing two Taiwanese teenagers to the San Francisco Bay Area for a 4-week summer program.
From the beginning this program had the goal of conveying the same great growth experiences as Patrick and Tim had through daily activities, quality family-time and exposure to new ways of thinking and living. Long story short: They achieved their goal... In fact, right at this moment one of these two boys is actually pursuing a college degree in California. It is this kind of difference we are able to make in people’s lives that keeps us going more than anything else.
Our founders Patrick and Tim several years ago
Our first large group at Universal Studios Hollywood
Our first Summer Program
Driven by a Mission
...to open up a whole new world to you.
Organizing regular activities & programs for groups and individuals has been our passion ever since, allowing us to open up to new kinds of groups, like High School classes, businessmen, university students and anybody else willing to have an experience of a lifetime.
We believe that a successful time abroad is one during which you experience a radically new environment in all its various facets and structures. Doing so allows you to put everything you knew up to that point into perspective and to thus gain a more complete understanding of the world around you. Beyond this, you will also get to know totally new sides of yourself that you may not have known existed. What we would say makes us unique in this goal is that you are at the center of it. We are doing this for the long-term change it conveys to individuals of all ages and walks of life. Because of this, we will not settle for anything less than that.
We do this by making sure we understand your goals and desires in coming to America and helping you achieve them by selecting or creating the right program. We are by your side throughout your entire time abroad, ready to help you grow the same way we and our past participants have.