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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

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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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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The Alamar Organopónico: Cuban Charisma and Creativity at Work

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture on 14th August, 2013 | 3 Comments

Salcines talking with a recent RT group.Wondering what sort of people and places you might encounter on a visit to Cuba? The UBPC (Unidad Básica de Producción Cooperativa or Basic Cooperative Production Unit) Vivero Alamar is one of the places where you will see Cuban charisma and creativity at work.
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Where Will You Be This Fall?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Latin America, Women on 6th August, 2013 | No Comments

Pachamama_smallAs we start the final month of Summer, now is the time to plan your meaningful, socially responsible travel experiences for the rest of the year and beyond. Where will you travel this Fall?
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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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