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Malia Everette Thanks Global Exchange for 15 years of Vocation & Says Aloha to Reality Tours

Posted by in Featured, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 26th November, 2012 | 4 Comments

Malia in OahuSince 1997, Malia Everette has directed the Reality Tours program and helped diversify and expand the breadth of socially responsible travel. Today she shares her gratitude for her years here, and announces her upcoming professional transition.
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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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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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Diversity Succeeds in Kerala, India: Past Participants Karl Meyer & Shareen Brysac Share Their Story

Posted by in Asia, Environment & Sustainability, Trip Participant Stories on 21st March, 2012 | No Comments

Kerala, IndiaKarl Meyer and Shareen Brysac, past participants from a journey to Kerala, India share their experiences in chapter of their new book Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds.
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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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Guardian Angels and Afghan Cobblers: A Customized Tour Past Participant Shares Her Story

Posted by in Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Trip Participant Stories on 7th February, 2012 | No Comments

Engaging with Shop Keeper in Kabul, 2009As part of a series honoring 10 years of relationship building, friendship and learning in Afghanistan, today we share the story of Patricia J. Idler and Randy Idler who created a customized tour to Afghanistan in 2009.
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Indigeneity and the Environment in Ecuador- A Past Participant Shares His Story

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 3rd February, 2012 | No Comments

Paul Prew in the Sarayacu, Ecuador 2007Reality Tours is celebrating ten years of a rich educational programs in Ecuador that critically examine pressing social and ecological issues affecting communities from the Andes to the Amazon. Past participant, Paul Prew shares his insights today.
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Afghanistan Reality Tours Turns 10!

Posted by in Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Trip Participant Stories on 30th January, 2012 | No Comments

Lilia and Women in Kabul, Afghanistan 2007This International Women’s Day Global Exchange commemorates our 10 Year Anniversary of building people-to-people ties in Afghanistan. We honor a decade of relationship building, friendship and learning while we recommitting ourselves to work for peace.
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