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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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Photographer Turns His Lens to Cuba- Customized Tour Organizer Shares His Story

Posted by in Caribbean, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 7th December, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ron Herman's images from HavanaFor the past two years photographer and chair of Foothill College’s photography department, Ron Herman, has customized two Reality Tours delegations to Cuba. Learn more about his artistic example of building “people to people ties” with the arts community in Cuba and how making a difference inspired joint photography exhibits in the US & Cuba.
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Thanks Bill Patterson, for Traveling to Cuba

Posted by in Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 24th November, 2011 | 2 Comments

cuba2-300x225This Thanksgiving, we at Global Exchange are giving thanks to our members, supporters and leaders in our movement for social, economic and political justice. We are thankful to all of you who have traveled on a Reality Tour – you met the people, learned the facts and you make a difference. One person in particular, we wish to thank: Bill Patterson. Find out why.
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Remembering Satyagraha and The Gandhian Legacy: An Invitation by Arun Gandhi

Posted by in Asia, Trip Participant Stories on 8th November, 2011 | No Comments

Gandhi and spinning wheel, Gandhian Legacy Reality Tour by Malia EveretteAs many of us here at Global Exchange witness and support the nonviolent direct action protests in the US and around the world, from Occupy Wall Street to the Tar Sands Movement taking on the Keystone XL pipeline, the living philosophical teachings of Gandhi are remembered. These teachings are shared and taught by his grandson Dr. Arun Gandhi during the Gandhian Legacy Reality Tour and you are invited to join our annual Gandhian Legacy tour which is lead by Arun himself.
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