At a time when the U.S. President is espousing dangerous and irresponsible ideas about the world, international travel and citizen diplomacy is more important than ever.
A recent article in The Seattle Times that profiles Global Exchange’s Reality Tours says it clearly: “Our nation is confronted with complicated and unprecedented challenges. And lessons learned from our travels have never been more important as we search for answers.”
The article makes the important point that educational travel is relevant for people of all ages and that Global Exchange “tours are safer, easier (the logistics are worked out for you) and, with connections to a network of people in the location, they give you insider knowledge, greatly increasing opportunities for learning.”
At a time when our so-called leaders are promoting fear of foreigners and immigrants as part of a broad assault on our values and humanity, it is important to fight back. We need to feed our souls and our movements by continuing to travel, to embrace the world, and to make its many struggles for human rights, worker’s dignity, ecological-sanity our own.
An educational tour lets you take home the very best souvenir: a broader perspective.
– Rick Steves
We invite you to travel with us — a human rights organization. We’ll give you the opportunity to take a deep dive into the complexity of world issues, to tap into established local networks, to access insider knowledge, to learn a lot and to have a lot of fun and make new friends along the way. In addition to our usual Reality Tours programs, here are three new trips we’re offering in 2018-2019: