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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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Afghan Assistance for Empowerment & Entrepreneurs

Posted by in Featured, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 16th February, 2016 | No Comments

Traveling through our Reality Tours  is not simply a trip, but rather a journey. We encourage you to immerse yourself into the ways of life of those surrounding you. We invite you to give way to all your senses and truly understand what it is to be a person living in the country you are visiting. We […]
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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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Reflections on a Travel Learning Course to Argentina

Posted by in Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 19th October, 2015 | No Comments

7608520Paul Dean is co-creator and co-editor of The Sociological Cinema, and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University. He took his OWU students to Argentina with Global Exchange in the spring of 2014 and will be going again this upcoming spring of 2016. Read on to hear more about his trip.
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Planting Seeds with Vandana Shiva and Prince Charles in India

Posted by in Asia, Environment & Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories, Women on 10th July, 2015 | No Comments

photo18-861x1024In 2013, Shannon Biggs traveled with Global Exchange to India with Dr. Vandana Shiva, and got a surprise visit from His Royal Highness, Prince Charles. In preparation for our next trip to India this November, we are re-posting Shannon’s report-back!
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Princeton University Visits Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories, Uncategorized on 9th July, 2015 | No Comments

IMG_3649-e1436303951755-768x1024Last week, the United States and Cuba formally announced they will restore full diplomatic relations and re-open embassies in Havana and Washington respectively on July 20th. Just a week prior to this historic announcement of re-opening embassies, Global Exchange sent Princeton University’s track and field team on an 8-day trip to Cuba
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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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Past participant Bob Hoffert gives us a snap-shot reflection on his recent visit to Cuba – “The Island of Contradictions”

Posted by in Caribbean, Featured, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 13th June, 2015 | No Comments

_MG_5488Cuba was like entering a time capsule, but what you can express in words doesn’t always coincide with the vitality of your senses.
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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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Reflections from a Reality Tour to Argentina

Posted by in Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 17th April, 2015 | 1 Comment

very_large_square_625474_927079672812_1010248135_nThe following blog post was written by Anne Kass, who traveled with Global Exchange on a Reality Tour to Argentina, March 22 – April 1, 2015.
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