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How One Woman Returned from Venezuela a Changed Woman

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 31st July, 2012 | No Comments

Venezuela-delegationGlobal Exchange Scholarship recipient Lea Murray participated in a Reality Tours delegation to Venezuela last month. Sounds like she’s a changed woman since the trip! Read how.
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A Glimpse of Venezuela: Reality Tour Past Participant Shares His Story

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 25th July, 2012 | 1 Comment

During Global Exchange delegation visit to Venezuela. Photo Credit: Blair RedlinThe following post was written by B.C. based trade union researcher Blair Redlin who recently took part in a Global Exchange delegation to Venezuela. Here’s his report back from his Venezuelan travels.
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See for Yourself What’s Behind the Bamboo Curtain in North Korea

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy on 10th July, 2012 | No Comments

Arirang Games Photo Credit: Global ExchangeThis September, a group of international travelers will witness history in the making; one of the last performances of something very special in North Korea which will take place on the 64th anniversary of the foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
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Explore the Political and Cultural Context of Iran this September

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 20th June, 2012 | 2 Comments

Reality Tours participant in Esphahan.What it’s like to travel to Iran? Here’s what one past Reality Tours participant had to say about traveling.
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Serial Reality Tours Tripper Hoping to Travel to Uganda Next

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Europe, Guest Posts, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 30th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Jane Stillwater, Reality Tours AlumniJane Stillwater is preparing for her 6th Reality Tour to Uganda. Learn how this Citizen Diplomat does it and how her other journeys to Afghanistan, Belfast, North Korea, Iran, and Cuba gave her lots to share.
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Yes, You Can Travel to Cuba – Sign Up Now!

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Latin America on 24th May, 2012 | No Comments

DSCN2734It’s true, you can travel to Cuba this summer with Global Exchange and the Center for Cuban Studies! From August 7 – August 14, 2012 anyone can join this people-to-people licensed, educational trip to explore the ‘Greening of Cuba’. Read more to find out how to sign up!!
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Ethically Traveling with Travel Writer, Jeff Greenwald in Cuba!

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 5th March, 2012 | 2 Comments

Jeff Greenwald in Cuba!Ethical Traveler’s Executive Director and well known travel writer Jeff Greenwald is returning to Cuba with Global Exchange. If you want to know why and when, read on!
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Congratulations for a Decade in Afghanistan- Our Partner Afghans4Tomorrow Shares Their Thoughts!

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Middle East, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 27th February, 2012 | No Comments

A4T Science Fair in Kabul  Afghanistan. These students (4.5 to 7 yrs. old) sang the Afghan National Anthem to the audience  before the Fair's presentations.Today’s special blog  is the last commemorating a decade of Reality Tours in Afghanistan and features the insights of Marsha MacColl, on behalf of our partner Afghans4Tomorrow (A4T). On behalf of Global Exchange we thank all the tremendous energy and efforts of A4T and look forward to a dynamic future of continued collaboration. Congratulations to Global Exchange […]
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Understanding Uganda Reality Tours: Part 2

Posted by in Africa, Citizen Diplomacy, Human trafficking on 21st February, 2012 | 1 Comment

Malia in UgandaYesterday I shared with you some of the background on our Reality Tours trips to Uganda. Today in Part 2 of this two-part series, you’ll read my firsthand account of traveling on a Reality Tours trip to Uganda:
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Understanding Uganda Reality Tours Part 1

Posted by in Africa, Citizen Diplomacy, Human trafficking on 21st February, 2012 | No Comments

Prof. Judy Dushku with Ugandan Children, Suffolk University Delegation to Uganda 2009.Malia Everette shares the story behind Reality Tours launching Uganda in 2009 and recounts the personal transformation inspired by her experience.
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