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Q&A with Director Drea Hightower: An Inside look at Reality Tours to Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Featured, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 27th February, 2016 | No Comments

HAD98004K020Since 1988, Global Exchange has been offering meaningful, socially responsible travel through our Reality Tours. For eight of those years, Drea Hightower has been the backbone of our tours to Cuba. As a tribute to her leadership, and appreciated presence at Global Exchange, we would like to share with you a deeper look at our Reality […]
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Reflections on a Trip to Haiti

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Food and Agriculture, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories, Women, Youth on 19th November, 2015 | No Comments

UntitledI did not know what to expect when I went to Haiti in March 2015 through Global Exchange. During my incredible stay there, I met some of the most passionate, driven, independent individuals I have ever known.
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Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez – Our Partner in Oaxaca

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict on 16th September, 2015 | No Comments

unnamed2Juan de Dios Gomez Ramírez has been leading Global Exchange trips to Oaxaca since 2005. This month, in the lead up to our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca from October 28-November 5, we are featuring a write-up of his fascinating background, written by Juan de Dios himself. And yes, there are still spots available on this year’s trip!
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New Year’s in Cuba and Ecuador

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates on 24th August, 2015 | No Comments

CubaStreetSunsetIt may be hard to believe, but the New Year is just a few months away. Why not celebrate this one abroad? This year, our 2016 New Year’s trips feature two special Reality Tours to Cuba and Ecuador. You’ll not only learn a lot, but have some fun along the way!
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Fall discounts on Reality Tours!

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Caribbean, Civil Rights, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Middle East, News and Updates, Peace and Conflict, Women, Youth on 7th August, 2015 | No Comments

unnamedYes, you heard that right. We are offering $200 off select trips this fall using the discount codes listed below. Expires September 1st!
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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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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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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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