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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 | No Comments

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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140 Characters for “Regime Change” or social disruption?

Posted by in Education, Issues We Explore, Latin America, News and Updates on 22nd April, 2014 | No Comments

photo credit: John Patrick LewisCamilla Schneider, a long time member of Global Exchange and a board member of the Marin Interfaith Task Force recently returned from a trip to Venezuela where she witnessed first hand the power of new media for social disruption. She was interviewed by Global Exchange co-founder, Kirsten Moller.
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Where Will You Be This Summer?

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Environment & Sustainability, Health and Healing, Human trafficking, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Women, Youth on 1st April, 2014 | No Comments

Photo by Fernanda LeMarie, Cancilleria del EcuadorSummer is on our minds here at the Global Exchange office in San Francisco, CA, where we’re already getting a taste of warm weather days. As you make your Summer travel plans we invite you to join us on a Reality Tour to diverse regions of the world to learn about indigenous resistance to corporate economy, ending human trafficking, and to make lasting people-to-people ties.
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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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Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Latin America, Middle East on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

2009.11.03-234Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014? Learn about upcoming Reality Tours to Chiapas, Venezuela, Palestine and Burma!
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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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Celebrating Afro-Venezuelan Heritage

Posted by in African Diaspora, Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Latin America on 13th December, 2013 | 1 Comment

afrovenezuelans1Reality Tours communications intern William Jones Jr as he explores Afro-Venezuelan identity historically and in its current context.
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Blog Action Day: Reality Tours Explore Human Rights in Uganda

Posted by in Africa, African Diaspora, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 16th October, 2013 | 5 Comments

2010.07.21-027Today we are excited to participate in Blog Action Day, an annual event where bloggers from around the world come together to focus on and write about one topic. This year’s topic is “Human Rights.” Learn about important human rights issues in Uganda.
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Lessons Learned: From Guatemala to Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Guest Posts on 10th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

U.S. and Cuban residents dance together at Muraleando community project in HavanaReality Tours participant Catherine Sagan reflects on lessons learned, from Guatemala to Cuba.
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