All about Authentica
Who are we?
We are an academic program provider for short-term, experiential learning programs in Asia. While we cater to most disciplines of study, we have a special focus on programs related to Business and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We design our programs using a unique enrichment model that delivers growth on all four dimensions of our being: the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
Since 2013, we have delivered over 60 programs for over 2,000 participants from institutions in the United States, Canada and Australia.
Our Core Promise
Our core purpose is to enrich lives. We pursue this by designing and delivering academic programs that promote holistic growth on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual dimensions.
Wellbeing and Resilience
Joy and Connectedness
Knowledge and Skills
Growth and Impact
Bold, dynamic and creative – a young team that believes learning is driven by experience. We are hands-on, agile and passionate about what we do. We cut through the chaos (and occasional red-tape!) to create seamless immersions across Asia.
WE WORK WITH YOU TO BE:
We get back to you quickly, usually within 24 hours.
We integrate the needs of every stakeholder.
Service Excellence Oriented
We vet every one of our service providers personally.
WE BELIEVE IN:
An Equitable and Ethical Approach
Responsible travel is key to our ethos.
Value For Money
We add tremendous value to our partners through our innovative thinking and efficient operations.
WE BRING YOU:
We work with faculty, program directors and community partners to ensure that the curated content is powerful.
We weave in rich and authentic cultural experiences to complement the curriculum.
Enrichment and Fulfilment
Enrichment is the key that unlocks the door to the depth of a destination.
Our Institutional Partners
Our partners define our success. They motivate us to innovate and curate enriching experiences every day.
Authentica’s Happy family
The Authentica team was a pleasure to work with for our short-term faculty-led program in India. The services were customized to fit our itinerary and everything went according to plan. The guides were hand-picked, hotels and sites were carefully vetted, and no detail was left unmanaged. The team was on-call to assist with any issues even including retrieving lost items and dealing with illness within the group. I strongly recommend Authentica!
Kira Espiritu, Director, International Studies Abroad, University of San Diego
Authentica is one of the best partners I've worked with on international programs. Bringing policy and business leaders to India could've been a real challenge, but Authentica delivered outstanding results by understanding our objectives and talking us through well-researched proposals. I was impressed by their professionalism and passion for delivering culturally authentic experiences - and they are fun too!
Melissa Edwards Smith, Director of Global Leaders Programs, Centre for International Understanding
Authentica did a phenomenal job working with internship host companies to identify and scope projects that addressed company challenges and leveraged our unique backgrounds. They know the region well, have a great network and are incredibly well organized - this helped us get to know the REAL India.
Edi Studer, Ivey Global Lab Participant Google alumni, travel entrepreneur
Our group included 35 North Carolina school teachers who had never been to India, several of whom had never been outside the United States. They were all understandably a bit nervous about going to India! But, the Authentica team, with their warmth, professionalism and knowledge, put our delegation at ease from the moment they met us at the airport. Their care with logistics and programming made for a wonderful, transformational experience for everyone. We are all so grateful.
Meredith Henderson, Senior Director of Programs, University of North Carolina
Our Program Locations