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Mission District Reality Tour

Posted by in Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories, Uncategorized on 14th August, 2014 | No Comments

The summer interns in Clarion AlleyPart of the intern experience at Global Exchange involves a short exposure to each department’s work. As the Reality Tours intern, experiencing a mini Reality Tour around San Francisco’s historic Mission District gave me not only better insight to the work that my team prepares for but also a greater awareness and appreciation of the history, culture, and life that this neighborhood offers.
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From Cuba to San Francisco – Interning for Reality Tours

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, LGBT, Trip Participant Stories on 10th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bryan Weiner in CubaThis past summer we had the great pleasure of working with Cuba Program Intern Bryan Weiner. In this article Bryan shares the impact of his experience traveling as a student to Cuba with Reality Tours, and later interning with the Cuba program. Learn more about summer internship opportunities.
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Culture, Community, Art & Radiance in Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories on 22nd January, 2014 | 1 Comment

Teenagers in front of a Muraleando mural.There are some experiences in life that broaden your perspective and open your mind to new ideas in the best possible ways, and my trip to Cuba for New Years 2014 was one of those experiences. I never could have imagined that I would take in so many new things in just over a week! I learned, saw, heard and did so many new things which I felt I would not have been able to discover visiting Cuba on my own without the unique insight that Global Exchange brings.
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Celebrating Afro-Venezuelan Heritage

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Latin America on 13th December, 2013 | 1 Comment

afrovenezuelans1Reality Tours communications intern William Jones Jr as he explores Afro-Venezuelan identity historically and in its current context.
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Traveling with Saadi in Iran

Posted by in Art and Culture, Guest Posts, Spirituality and Religion, Trip Participant Stories on 11th November, 2013 | 2 Comments

Saadi_2Professor Sarah Sharp recently participated on a Reality Tour to Iran. While there, she was inspired by the great Persian poet Sadi, wondering, how would Saadi encourage the participants to embrace their travel experiences?
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Lessons Learned: From Guatemala to Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Guest Posts on 10th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

U.S. and Cuban residents dance together at Muraleando community project in HavanaReality Tours participant Catherine Sagan reflects on lessons learned, from Guatemala to Cuba.
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Global Exchange Interns go on a Local Reality Tour

Posted by in Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Youth on 31st July, 2013 | 1 Comment

The mural on the front of the Women's Building. - Photo by Katie KoerperGlobal Exchange summer interns visit community development organizations, a high school, and get local ice cream on a local Reality Tour in the Mission, SF.
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt. 5

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict on 16th July, 2013 | No Comments

The Down Home Blues Club, childhood home of legendary blues guitarist D.C. Minner in Rentiesville, OK - one of Oklahoma's many historic All-Black Townships.The following guest post is Part V in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now. From Tulsa, we headed to Rentiesville to visit the Down Home Blues Club and visit with Selby Minner. Generations ago, family members ran a thriving business out […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt. 4

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Labor and Economy on 16th July, 2013 | 1 Comment

The entry way to the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK.The following guest post is Part IV in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now. The last two days we’ve been living on Tulsa time. Today we rolled into the Brady Arts District where the brand new Woody Guthrie Center is located.  […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 3

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee, OK.  GX tour group pictured with Muscogee Nation Museums Director/Curator John Beaver and Assistant Director Justin Giles.The following guest post is Part III in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now After a full morning, we met the Muscogee Nation Museums Director and Assistant Director at the Creek Council House in the heart of Okmulgee.  The Council House […]
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