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Q&A with Director Drea Hightower: An Inside look at Reality Tours to Cuba

Posted by in Art and Culture, Caribbean, Education, Featured, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 27th February, 2016 | No Comments

HAD98004K020Since 1988, Global Exchange has been offering meaningful, socially responsible travel through our Reality Tours. For eight of those years, Drea Hightower has been the backbone of our tours to Cuba. As a tribute to her leadership, and appreciated presence at Global Exchange, we would like to share with you a deeper look at our Reality […]

Afghan Assistance for Empowerment & Entrepreneurs

Posted by in Featured, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 16th February, 2016 | No Comments

Traveling through our Reality Tours  is not simply a trip, but rather a journey. We encourage you to immerse yourself into the ways of life of those surrounding you. We invite you to give way to all your senses and truly understand what it is to be a person living in the country you are visiting. We […]

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.

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 […]

Stop the “Jay-Z, Beyonce Bill” Against Travel to Cuba

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy on 30th July, 2013 | No Comments

BloqueoLearn what you can do to stop progress of a spending bill that attempts to eliminate people-to-people travel to Cuba.

Impacts of Recent Peace Delegation in Pakistan

Posted by in Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Women on 17th October, 2012 | No Comments

peace_delegation-pakistanGlobal Exchange Co-Founder Medea Benjamin and delegates from CodePink recently completed a peace march to tribal areas of Pakistan that have been limited to foreigners in the past decade. Here’s more about it.

Yes, You Can Travel to Cuba – Sign Up Now!

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Food and Agriculture, Latin America on 24th May, 2012 | No Comments

DSCN2734It’s true, you can travel to Cuba this summer with Global Exchange and the Center for Cuban Studies! From August 7 – August 14, 2012 anyone can join this people-to-people licensed, educational trip to explore the ‘Greening of Cuba’. Read more to find out how to sign up!!