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Global Exchange Interns go on a Local Reality Tour

Posted by in Art and Culture, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Guest Posts, Labor and Economy, Youth on 31st July, 2013 | 1 Comment

The mural on the front of the Women's Building. - Photo by Katie KoerperGlobal Exchange summer interns visit community development organizations, a high school, and get local ice cream on a local Reality Tour in the Mission, SF.
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 3

Posted by in Civil Rights, Education, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 2 Comments

Creek Council House, downtown Okmulgee, OK.  GX tour group pictured with Muscogee Nation Museums Director/Curator John Beaver and Assistant Director Justin Giles.The following guest post is Part III in a series written by Rachel Jackson who is Global Exchange’s ‘Radical Oklahoma’ Reality Tours Trip Leader, which is happening now After a full morning, we met the Muscogee Nation Museums Director and Assistant Director at the Creek Council House in the heart of Okmulgee.  The Council House […]
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Radical Oklahoma – Red State Reality Tour Pt 2

Posted by in Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 12th July, 2013 | 1 Comment

Hickory Grounds‘Radical Oklahoma’ trip leader shares highlights from the Reality Tours trip happening now.
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Help Us Share Your Travel Photos For A Chance To Win Great Prizes!

Posted by in Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East on 13th March, 2013 | No Comments

Photo by Diane Budd. Taken on a Reality Tour to Iran, 2008.Our travel photo contest is off to a great start as we have received photos from Reality Tours all over the world, including Venezuela, Vietnam, Cuba, Thailand, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. We have greatly enjoyed receiving and sharing your images and hearing about your memories of the Reality Tours of which you have been a part. […]
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Captivating Video ‘I am a Full Woman’ Will Move You

Posted by in Asia, Guest Posts, Trip Participant Stories, Women on 13th February, 2013 | 1 Comment

I-am-a-Full-WomanPhotographer Linda Wolf is a proud past Reality Tours participant. Through her photographs you sort of feel you know her and those she captures. Watch this touching film short filled with some of Linda’s photographs of women around the world. You won’t be disappointed!
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What’s Your Reality Tours Story? We Want to Help Share it!

Posted by in Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 31st January, 2013 | No Comments

Patty Idler with Shop Keeper in KabulAre you a past Reality Tours participant with a story to tell? We want to help share your story with the world!
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2012: An Eventful Year for Reality Tours

Posted by in Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 19th December, 2012 | No Comments

Princeton University in Mostar, Bosnia, 2012As 2012 comes to a close, we at Reality Tours want to thank all of you who have traveled with us, you keep us motivated and inspired! Here is a look back at some of our favorite blog posts and stories from 2012.
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New U.S. Regulations Slow Travel to Cuba

Posted by in Guest Posts, Latin America on 18th October, 2012 | 3 Comments

CubaWalter Turner, President of the Global Exchange Board of Directors, updates about U.S. regulations pertaining to U.S. citizens travel to Cuba. He says, “The Cold War ended years ago. Its time for American policy to reflect the rights of its citizens to be able to travel to Cuba and engage – unrestricted – with the people of Cuba. Its time to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, end the 50 years blockade against Cuba, remove Cuba from the list of countries supporting terrorism, and free the Cuban 5.”
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Wanjiku Mwangi, Uganda Program Officer Shares Her Story

Posted by in Africa, Guest Posts, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 23rd May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Wanjiku_Mwangi_headshotWanjiku Mwangi helps Reality Tours organize and facilitate Uganda delegations focused on the issue of human trafficking. She explains more about this and the lasting impacts of these trips in this latest guest post.
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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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