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Witnessing Movements in Mexico

Posted by in Art and Culture, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Uncategorized, Women, Youth on 24th July, 2015 | No Comments

Photo Contest - Zapatista in Front of Zapata, Oventic Mex Jan05 Sandi HammondsMexico’s people are confronting daunting challenges. Bad government and the worlds of pain, violence, impunity and the economic injustice brought with it often color the realities of daily life. But so do courage, creativity, and resistance.
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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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The Cuban Revolution – Explore the Past and Present

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Featured, Food and Agriculture, LGBT on 18th March, 2015 | No Comments

Photo by Jenny WhiteIn late January, the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired two episodes about Cuba on it’s program, Rewind. Using more than 75 years of radio history, the program pulled stories from the archives a year before and a year after the Cuban Revolution to create, “The Cuban Revolution – A Look Back”, in two parts. A great backgrounder for planning your trip to Cuba with Reality Tours this July!
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Reality Tour Brazil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and Social Movements

Posted by in Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Featured, Indigenous Rights, Issues We Explore, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Regions We Visit, Uncategorized on 2nd July, 2014 | 1 Comment

Photo: Getty ImagesYou may have heard there is a World Cup going on in Brazil right now. And depending on which news sources you’ve been following, you may have also heard there is much more to this World Cup than sport. All of the issues may be hard to put into context, especially from a continent away – but that’s why we’ve developed a Global Exchange Reality Tour to Brazil to witness and learn about them firsthand.
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Radical Oklahoma Tour Gives Travelers the Opportunity to Explore Woody Guthrie’s “Radical Oklahoma” Heritage

Posted by in Art and Culture, Civil Rights, Education on 7th May, 2014 | No Comments

Woody_Guthrie_NYWTS_300dpi copyWoody Guthrie Festival posterAttention Woody Guthrie fans, Oklahoma expats/descendants of expats, folk music fans and history buffs: Global Exchange invites you to join us on our second annual Radical Oklahoma Reality Tour, culminating in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, OK, from July 6 to July 13, 2014.
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Where Will You Be This Summer?

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Environment & Sustainability, Health and Healing, Human trafficking, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Women, Youth on 1st April, 2014 | No Comments

Photo by Fernanda LeMarie, Cancilleria del EcuadorSummer is on our minds here at the Global Exchange office in San Francisco, CA, where we’re already getting a taste of warm weather days. As you make your Summer travel plans we invite you to join us on a Reality Tour to diverse regions of the world to learn about indigenous resistance to corporate economy, ending human trafficking, and to make lasting people-to-people ties.
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Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Latin America, Middle East on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

2009.11.03-234Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014? Learn about upcoming Reality Tours to Chiapas, Venezuela, Palestine and Burma!
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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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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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