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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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Countdown to Iran Citizen Diplomacy Delegation

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion on 27th May, 2014 | 2 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMiddle East Reality Tours Director Drea Hightower ponders her upcoming Reality Tour to Iran. Learn more about Reality Tours to Iran. As the July 20th deadline to reach a broad nuclear deal with Iran approaches, eyes are focused on Tehran and the six major powers working toward a deal. But beyond news reports of diplomatic […]
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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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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt. 5

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict on 16th July, 2013 | No Comments

The Down Home Blues Club, childhood home of legendary blues guitarist D.C. Minner in Rentiesville, OK - one of Oklahoma's many historic All-Black Townships.The following guest post is Part V in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now. From Tulsa, we headed to Rentiesville to visit the Down Home Blues Club and visit with Selby Minner. Generations ago, family members ran a thriving business out […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 3

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee, OK.  GX tour group pictured with Muscogee Nation Museums Director/Curator John Beaver and Assistant Director Justin Giles.The following guest post is Part III in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now After a full morning, we met the Muscogee Nation Museums Director and Assistant Director at the Creek Council House in the heart of Okmulgee.  The Council House […]
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Travelers Explore the Radical Side of Oklahoma’s History

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 10th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Tenkiller-Lake-1-300x224Get a ‘fly on the wall’ peek at Reality Tours’ ‘Radical Oklahoma’ tour happening now, from trip participant Rachel Jackson.
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And the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest Is…

Posted by in Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Trip Participant Stories, Women, Youth on 9th May, 2013 | 1 Comment

Congratulations on the winning photo Susan! "Women Making Change" Reality Tour, 2005.Congratulations to Susan Hall, Grand Prize winner of the 2013 Reality Tours Photo Contest! Her image of an Afghan man drinking tea was chosen as our Grand Prize Winner for the quality and composition of the image and the strikingness of its subject matter. Susan had this to say about her experience visiting Afghanistan: “Prior […]
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Nancy from Seattle Reports Back About First-Ever Reality Tour to Burma

Posted by in Asia, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Trip Participant Stories on 6th May, 2013 | 10 Comments

Fishing-Inle-lakeNancy Penrose of Seattle shares her experiences during a recent trip to Burma with Global Exchange.
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Experience Día de los Muertos and Celebrate Global Exchange’s 25th in Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by in Art and Culture, Fair Trade, Featured, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Peace and Conflict, Women on 1st May, 2013 | 2 Comments

diadelosmuertosskeletonsOaxaca is one of the earth’s most beautiful places. Its lush mountains, high arid plains and dramatic Pacific coast are home to a vivid cultural mix. It’s also where Global Exchange will host a 25th Anniversary Reality Tour to participate in the stunning Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) ceremony. Find out more here!
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Reality Tours Announces Partnership With ActionAid Denmark

Posted by in Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Peace and Conflict on 4th April, 2013 | 2 Comments

Ethical Traveler Tour to CubaReality Tours is proud to announce a new partnership with ActionAid Denmark! Global Exchange is partnering with the Danish branch of ActionAid to assist them with their international youth activist training programs. We’ll be supporting their 3-4 week programs in El Salvador, Nepal and Kenya in the Summer of 2013. These programs are focused on […]
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