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.
July 23, 2014 – August 2, 2014
The division of Korea in 1945, the Korean War which spanned from 1950 to 1953, and resulted in the separation of the Korean peninsula, are some of the events that have left deep wounds in the people of both nations and continue to influence relations with North Korea. Further straining the region are the United States’ military presence in South Korea and North Korea’s nuclear development program which have brought it much attention in recent years.
August 3, 2014 – August 11, 2014
The attention of the world focused on Chiapas on January 1st, 1994, the day that NAFTA went into effect, when an uprising led by indigenous Mexicans brought notice to their precarious living conditions.
August 5, 2014 – August 12, 2014
Global Exchange Reality Tours wants to bring together aspiring individuals to travel to Thailand. It is estimated that approximately $9 billion dollars in profits are generated annually through slavery and trafficking, placing the trade in human trafficking in the top three most profitable criminal enterprises along with the drugs and arms trades.
August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014
The contentious and often dramatic debate over immigration reform that has played out in America's streets and the halls of Congress has largely failed to address the root causes of migration.Global Exchange has a special perspective to offer travelers who want to understand Mexican migration from the inside.
September 20, 2014 – October 4, 2014
photo courtesy of Shereen Kajouee
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?
September 24, 2014 – October 11, 2014
We invite you to join Global Exchange Reality Tours, and Chabot College historian Rick Moniz for a unique 18-days tour of Spain.
Spain enjoys a rich history. The Romans, Visigoths, Jews, Muslims and Christians have all left their mark. Today, Spain faces new challenges from the Euro debt crisis to immigration challenges. Changing Fortunes, Changing Times examines the sweep of Spanish History. The past becomes the present, as we look at the critical issues facing Spaniards at the beginning of the 21st century.
October 10, 2014 – October 23, 2014
Travel to Vietnam with Global Exchange and see how 36 years after the end of the American War, Vietnam is faring after years of war, deprivation and now command capitalism. We will meet Vietnamese who are inventing their future and confidently entering global markets.
October 29, 2014 – November 6, 2014
Join us on a very special Reality Tour to Oaxaca, Mexico during the annual Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos celebration. Dating back to the Aztecs, this celebration is a family event to remember departed souls and to celebrate the resurrection of their spirits. They are welcomed back with seas of marigold flowers, elaborate sugar skulls, painted faces, colorful parades, live music and traditional dances.
November 14, 2014 – November 23, 2014
This November, spend your vacation harvesting social justice! Participate in a transformative international travel experience. Global Exchange is sponsoring several highly motivated individuals to travel to Nicaragua this harvest season and work with a Fair Trade coffee cooperative (CECOCAFEN).