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A Haiti Delegate Shares Her Experience

Posted by in Caribbean, Guest Posts, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories, Uncategorized on 26th September, 2014 | No Comments

Untitled11Many of my friends and colleagues have expressed an interest in what I found in Haiti. I visited Haiti June 7-14, 2014 on a fact-finding trip with Global Exchange. I certainly did not know what to expect, even though I have studied many facets of life in Haiti, pre and post-earthquake. Real life can be quite different.
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Mission District Reality Tour

Posted by in Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories, Uncategorized on 14th August, 2014 | No Comments

The summer interns in Clarion AlleyPart of the intern experience at Global Exchange involves a short exposure to each department’s work. As the Reality Tours intern, experiencing a mini Reality Tour around San Francisco’s historic Mission District gave me not only better insight to the work that my team prepares for but also a greater awareness and appreciation of the history, culture, and life that this neighborhood offers.
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From Cuba to San Francisco – Interning for Reality Tours

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Guest Posts, LGBT, Trip Participant Stories on 10th February, 2014 | 1 Comment

Bryan Weiner in CubaThis past summer we had the great pleasure of working with Cuba Program Intern Bryan Weiner. In this article Bryan shares the impact of his experience traveling as a student to Cuba with Reality Tours, and later interning with the Cuba program. Learn more about summer internship opportunities.
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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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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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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 2

Posted by in Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hickory Grounds‘Radical Oklahoma’ trip leader shares highlights from the Reality Tours trip happening now.
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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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From the U.S. to Cuba: LGBT Rights and Freedoms

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Civil Rights, Guest Posts, LGBT, Trip Participant Stories on 8th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

gaycubaflag copyThe following post is written by Reality Tours Summer Intern Bryan Weiner. Bryan traveled to Cuba with Global Exchange and the Monterey Institute of International Studies for a graduate studies class. Last week was marked by landmark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States. These decisions […]
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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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