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Experiencing Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 1st July, 2015 | No Comments

21007_10155732792905613_5524048083122057307_nLast year, Catherine Suarez traveled with Global Exchange on our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca, Mexico from October 29 to November 6, 2014. Catherine is a Spanish Instructor at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, and she has shared some of her thoughts with us here about her experience. This year’s trip will take place from October 28 to November 5, 2015.
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Past participant Bob Hoffert gives us a snap-shot reflection on his recent visit to Cuba – “The Island of Contradictions”

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

_MG_5488Cuba was like entering a time capsule, but what you can express in words doesn’t always coincide with the vitality of your senses.
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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Venezuela

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 21st May, 2015 | No Comments

-1NjvVUGRWaD-2T6cUvKyy2dC2y7DPtGkZ9AZR9oZ7EGustavo Palma, a native of Brazil, traveled with Reality Tours on our Community Rights and Democracy delegation to Venezuela in January 2015.  Join us on one of our many Citizen Diplomacy Delegations to Venezuela.  Venezuela was my first destination with Global Exchange. I was very attracted to the proposal of the organization, but I had some […]
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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Argentina

Posted by in Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 17th April, 2015 | 1 Comment

very_large_square_625474_927079672812_1010248135_nThe following blog post was written by Anne Kass, who traveled with Global Exchange on a Reality Tour to Argentina, March 22 – April 1, 2015.
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A Haiti Delegate Shares Her Experience

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories, Uncategorized on 26th September, 2014 | 2 Comments

Untitled11Many of my friends and colleagues have expressed an interest in what I found in Haiti. I visited Haiti June 7-14, 2014 on a fact-finding trip with Global Exchange. I certainly did not know what to expect, even though I have studied many facets of life in Haiti, pre and post-earthquake. Real life can be quite different.
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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

Muraleando 2[1] copyThere 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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