Our Institutional Partners

From world-renowned universities, to global organizations and international associations, we are the bridge between our institutional partners and our destinations.

Our Community Partners
At Authentica, we believe in working with partners whose ethos matches our own. They are intrinsically immersed in the destination and causes that they support.
Testimonials

Edi Studer
Ivey Global Lab Participant Google alumni, Travel entrepreneur

“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.”

Valerie Slate
Director of MBA Global Programs UNC-Chapel 
Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School

“We look for a partner who is incredibly trustworthy and able to handle logistics for the region, and someone who understands the programming and content we want to develop. Authentica has been a fantastic collaborative partner in the design and creation of high quality content, visits and cultural activities. They have provided our students with experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their professional lives!”

Charles Dedekam
MSc International Management, Ivey Business School

Intern at Orange County [India]

“I was selected for a marketing project in the sustainable real estate space, which I had no prior experience in. But the consulting toolkit training we received helped our team structure our approach and develop an effective work plan to solve the challenge. Authentica has been with us at every step of the way, guiding us in the right direction and helping us to align our work with client expectations. They have been super organized throughout the internship!”

James Ayers
Team Captain,

Engineers Without Borders – Australia

“Authentica’s attention to detail and logistics is second to none. They take care about the experience of the students, facilitators and communities is second to none among the experiences that I have had on this trip. And I really commend the way that they go about their work, the relationships they put in with communities and NGOs like Bhagirath and they make our life incredibly easy and as well as providing an enjoyable experience.”

 

Dr. Kira Espiritu
Director, International Studies Abroad, University of San Diego, California

“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!”

 

Chaitanya Talegaonkar
Student, Swinburne University of Technology

“I found the experience life-changing. The homestay experience opened my perspective on so many things and it is something I will always remember for the rest of my life. None of it would have been possible without the seamless organisation and operation by Authentica. Every Authentica team member that I interacted with were very friendly and helpful.”

 

Dr. Jacqueline Thomas
Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering at University of Sydney

“Excellent attention to detail and anticipation of our needs on the ground. You had arranged for some really enriching cultural experiences for our students, like henna and the cricket with locals. But you also understood the academic aspect of the program and the learning opportunity. I think you got the balance between fun and learning just right!”

Gad Eidels
Student, MBA Program, UNC, Kenan-Flagler Business School

“The biggest take away of having been in a tour with organized visits with Authentica is the access to companies and speaking with CEOs and founders of different companies in both India and Singapore about what they are doing for their own country and society. It’s a way to learn more about local people, local businesses and even local government and thanks to Authentica we got to experience that, which I have never experienced before in my life.”

 

Kallan Finn
Kallan Finn, Student Participant,

Swinburne University of Technology

“The experience was amazing and one I will never forget, thanks to the skilled and friendly people at Authentica. The activities and adventures organised were executed smoothly and were enjoyed by us all. We learnt so much from the homestay experience and I am grateful that Authentica could make that experience possible for us. I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to get the most out of their stay in India.”

Leo Lazarus
 Facilitator,

Engineers Without Borders – Australia

“In terms of on-ground support, Authentica was amazing. We could really focus on teaching and supporting students, rather than spending too much amount of time worrying about logistics. Authentica did what they are best at and provided a good experience for our students.”

Melissa Edwards 
Director of Global Leaders Programs,
Center for International Understanding

“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!”

Meredith Henderson
Senior Director of Programs, University of North Carolina

“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.”

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