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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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Redesigned Post-Earthquake Nepal Trip

Posted by in Asia, News and Updates on 4th June, 2015 | No Comments

DSCI2822Nepal is now recovering and regaining its footing after two major earthquakes shook the region this spring. Due to these developments, we have re-designed our upcoming trips to Nepal. Join us as we explore how the earthquakes have affected local communities – economically, socially and ecologically. See for yourself how Nepalese are taking rebuilding and recovery efforts into their own hands, in ways that the local government and international community have not been able to. A portion of your tour cost will go directly to supporting local relief efforts underway, and you can directly see for yourself where the money is going.
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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

Gustavo 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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The Cuban Revolution – Explore the Past and Present

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Featured, Food and Agriculture, LGBT on 18th March, 2015 | No Comments

Photo by Jenny WhiteIn late January, the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired two episodes about Cuba on it’s program, Rewind. Using more than 75 years of radio history, the program pulled stories from the archives a year before and a year after the Cuban Revolution to create, “The Cuban Revolution – A Look Back”, in two parts. A great backgrounder for planning your trip to Cuba with Reality Tours this July!
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The Sustainable Development Trip to Guatemala

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, News and Updates, Uncategorized, Women, Youth on 29th October, 2014 | No Comments

3Are you a sustainable development professional? Student? Simply interested in and/or curious as to what sustainable development is? On this newly created trip, in partnership with The Earth Rights Institute Living Lab, travel to Guatemala for an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Sustainable Development.
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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 | 2 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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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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