Who We Are
We are an academic program provider for expertly curated short-term, experiential learning programs across and beyond Asia.
Our key focus is to advance UN SDGs through education abroad. Our strength lies in providing
regional expertise and opportunities that create meaningful, transformational experiences.
A world enriched with meaningful travel learning experiences.
To enrich lives- one person, one community and one amazing learning experience at a time.
Faculty-led programs are a curated blend of intellectual and cultural experiences based on unique and relevant themes. We collaborate with the faculty to arrange engaging and pertinent company visits, lectures by subject matter experts, and cultural experiences. The program’s goal is to help students achieve faculty-envisioned learning objectives while creating meaningful experiences for themselves. The faculty-led programs can either be available as custom or featured programs, depending upon the requirement of the institution.
Service-learning programs in India engage the students in applying their knowledge and skills to projects that aim to improve community life and advance UN SDGs. The programs are enhanced by interactive workshops, design-thinking activities, hands-on fieldwork, and facilitated reflection sessions. They also enrich the participants’ lives on all four dimensions- physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. The service-learning programs can either be available as custom or featured programs, depending upon the requirement of the institution.
Internships offer meaningful, impactful, and high-quality academic internship projects that boost the employability of students. When the students apply classroom knowledge in real-world situations, they gain a deeper understanding of their subject as well as the local culture. We curate and manage appropriate projects in carefully vetted organizations that are aligned with the institutions’ vision and objectives. The internship programs can either be available as custom or featured programs, depending upon the requirement of the institution
Professional Development Programs provide opportunities for professionals to develop a leadership mindset and a global perspective. It helps them not just be in sync with times but be one step ahead. These programs give the participants exposure to innovative and efficient models that local organizations, governments, and educational institutions use. These immersive experiences inspire them to form new ideas and insights that they can apply to their own work and deliver more efficient and effective outcomes. The professional development programs can be customized to meet the objectives of the institutions.
We provide academic and regional expertise across all our programs and locations.
Academic & Cultural Content Curation
Design + Deliver Cultural & Language Sessions
Booking all Program Components
Visa Support Where Necessary
Vetting Vendors & Host Organizations
Create Detailed Risk Management Plans
Deliver Safety Briefings
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
We preserve & promote participant wellness while building their resilience & adaptability to diverse environments and situations.
Joy and Connectedness
We ensure that interactions with local communities are meaningful and evoke a sense of kinship.
Knowledge and Skills
Our programs not only enhance knowledge but also help build skills and attitudes that will serve students well in their careers and lives.
Growth and Impact
Our programs strive to broaden perspectives and provide clarity of purpose, fundamentally changing the person from within.
Our Core Values
We don’t settle for anything less than excellence. From co-designing to planning
and delivering the programs, we believe in giving our best, so that the students can have enriching and meaningful experiences.
Positive energy is contagious. Our programs are infused with positivity, enthusiasm and creativity so that our participants can grow holistically and create a positive impact on the world.
We care about our students, communities, partners, and team. We care about quality, health, and safety. We care about growth and impact. That’s why we pay meticulous attention to detail and are always at hand before, during, and after the programs.
We believe in collaborative design. We work alongside the program directors, faculty members, partners, and communities to design and deliver programs that create meaningful growth.
We embrace honesty and transparency in our thinking, communication, and execution. We give and take feedback without any judgment, so we can take every opportunity to improve and become better than yesterday.
Growth never stops and learning never ends. We are constantly learning about the world outside and the world within to enhance the enrichment delivered by our programs.
We get back to you quickly, usually within 24 hours.
From students to faculty to program directors to parents, we understand the needs of every stakeholder and incorporate them into our programs.
We vet all our suppliers, service providers and host companies personally. It is our responsibility to provide you with the best that the location has to offer.
We believe in:
Safety is our priority. We assess the risk for each destination and program and have an agile contingency plan for every possible situation. We mitigate risk with safety measures and programming adjustments. We have a granular risk management protocol that we strictly follow, and we are protected by a comprehensive liability insurance.
Responsible travel is one of our key tenets. We believe that the experiences and interactions we create should offer value for everyone involved- both the visitor and the host. We work closely with local communities to ensure that we are equitable and respectful in our engagement.
We keep our pricing strategically competitive to allow a diverse set of students to experience our programs.
We bring you:
We do collaborative designing with faculty and program directors to achieve the goals and learning objectives of the institution.
Our academic programs provide opportunities that create meaningful experiences for our participants, which students thoughtfully reflect on in facilitated reflection sessions.
We focus on creating enriching and fulfilling experiences that stimulate holistic growth and inspire the participants to create impact.
Meet The Team
Meet our talented and hardworking team, which is committed to providing program participants with the greatest experiences.
Founder and CEO
Ravi earned his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He has worked as a Social Enterprise Consultant at Eastside Consulting in London (UK) & as a strategy consultant with Oliver Wyman in the US. Ravi’s inspiration to start Authentica springs from his belief that authentic human connections in travels should be the norm rather than the exception,
VP, Academic Programs
Anitha earned her Ph.D. in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a post-doctoral fellowship from the International Food Policy Research Institute. She is a Fulbright Scholar and was affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University. Anitha believes that education is about learning by doing and is passionate about Authentica’s mission to promote experiential learning.
Institutional Relations Manager
Vedanth is a mechanical engineering graduate from Gogte Institute of Technology, Karnataka. He has been associated with Authentica since 2017, where besides work, he also gets to pursue his passion for travelling. Vedanth believes that life must be bigger, better and bolder and travel makes that happen for him.
Isha has received her master’s degree in mass communication from Symbiosis International University, and her bachelor’s in arts from Miranda House, University of Delhi. With more than a decade of professional experience, Isha has created content across print, radio, TV, and digital mediums. Isha believes that storytelling is a powerful tool to convey a message and create an emotional connection with the target audience.
Social Media Executive
Nikita is a Mechanical Engineer and a creative individual at heart. She completed her BTech in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, in 2019. She worked as a Graduate Engineering Trainee with Greaves Cotton Limited in the After Marketing Business for a while. However, she was always fascinated by digital creativity, which led her to join Ambitech Healthcare, a startup, as a Digital Marketing and E-commerce executive.
Smriti started her career working in advertising and marketing. However, later she shifted her gears to the field of “study abroad” and was heading the India office of organizations that send students from the US to other countries for study abroad programs. Presently, she works full-time in the ed-tech industry and continues to pursue her passion for study-abroad by consulting on experiential programs for Authentica.
Account and Finance Manager
Senior Program Manager
Aishwarya holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Specialization: Marketing and Biotechnology) from Pune University. She was a Teach for India fellow before joining Authentica. She has been a certified Wellness Coach for the past 7 years and believes in living a joyful, balanced life.
Siddhanth holds a Master’s degree in finance and has worked across multiple industries (investment advisory, restaurant operations, healthcare operations and real estate, to name a few) in India and the Middle East. He believes in the statement “Seek Discomfort”, as life’s greatest experiences are outside our comfort zones.
Sanket holds a bachelor’s degree in Animation from Dr D.Y. Patil Arts, Commerce & Science College, Pune. He enjoys studying different art forms and taking inspiration from them, but he believes in creating original designs; designs that reflect his unique, authentic style. He refines his craft by consistently practicing it.
At Authentica, we believe in working with partners whose ethos matches ours and who are equally invested
in providing an enriching experience to the participants through the programs.
We are associated with organizations that are passionate and dedicated to creating a positive impact on the world through Education Abroad.
Working at Authentica is many things- it’s challenging, hands-on, creative, inspiring, and transformational… but, it’s never boring.
If you have or are willing to have a growth mindset- an aptitude to learn and grow on the job, this is the right place for you.
Click on the button below to join us now – promise you’ll be enriched by the experience.