June 1, 2014 – June 15, 2014
We invite you to join Global Exchange Reality Tours, Chabot College historian Rick Moniz on this facinating tour of Italy.
Rick Moniz has led programs with GX for three decades. The collaboration with GX integrates the current socio-economic challenges and opportunities facing each nation. Be part of this exciting trip to Italy and learn about the dynamic challenges that Italy is facing. You will be in Italy for the Republic Day, which promises some unique experiences of its own.
June 6, 2014 – June 15, 2014
After the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, over a billion dollars in aid was promised to the struggling island. The world stepped up, empathized and donated. Yet much of the funds pledged to post-quake relief for has not been received for redevelopment and very little has been done to rebuild.
June 7, 2014 – June 21, 2014
Is the threat of war the best response to Iran’s nuclear program? Is the US media’s portrayal of Iran accurate? How do Iranians feel about the US government and people?
June 16, 2014 – June 26, 2014
Something remarkable is happening in Venezuela. The lives of millions of Venezuelans are improving as historic wrongs are being righted. The world's fifth-largest oil producer, Venezuela has long been a country of contrasts: despite its great wealth, 80% of Venezuelans live in poverty.
June 20, 2014 – June 28, 2014
Join Global Exchange for a Reality Tour exploring how U.S. fair trade activists and women's cooperatives in Guatemala are working together to use fair trade to advance local development efforts in Latin America's most impoverished communities. We invite you to travel to Guatemala to meet with artisan cooperatives and affiliated grassroots NGOs.
June 23, 2014 – July 2, 2014
Nineteenth century explorer, Antonio Raimondi, once referred to Peru as a "beggar sitting on a bench of gold." Indeed, Peru's riches include more than just gold. The richness and diversity of the Amazon rainforest, the fabulous cuisine and textiles of Cusco, and the wonder and magnificence of Machu Picchu are only some examples of the culture, beauty, history and nature that make up Peru. Still, with so much to offer, Peru continues to struggle with poverty, social unrest and threats to biological and cultural diversity.
July 2, 2014 – July 12, 2014
Global Exchange Reality Tours wants to bring together aspiring individuals to travel to Uganda. Discovering Uganda means exploring a quintessential example of the complex and unique tasks facing post-colonial African states. The development of this East African nation is beset with complex issues that make it an exceptional case study within the East African community and the larger narrative of post-colonial Africa.
July 6, 2014 – July 13, 2014
Join Global Exchange at the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, and spend some time learning about the tumultuous events of the early twentieth century that shaped Woody’s politics and united white tenant farmers, native tribes, and African-Americans in a series of uprisings in the forested hills of eastern Oklahoma.
July 7, 2014 – July 17, 2014
Similar to other countries in South America, Ecuador has traditionally suffered from the so-called "resource curse:" high poverty and inequality in a land of plentiful natural resources. Despite this fact, Ecuador serves as a model for some of the most far-reaching efforts to provide ecologically and socially-sustainable alternatives to the corporate global economy.
July 19, 2014 – July 28, 2014
Costa Rica is a study in contrasts. In the last decade Costa Rica has become an immensely popular tourism destination, known for its stunning scenery, abundant natural resources and diverse wildlife. With its extensive network of national parks, Costa Rica is at the forefront of the international conservation movement and has become synonymous with "ecotourism": socially responsible travel that theoretically conserves the environment while improving the welfare of local people.