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Dear Friends,

Join a Reality Tour this Summer and become an active citizen diplomat! For the past 30 years our delegations have offered an educational experience that include face-to-face meetings with local activists and organizations working for positive changes in their communities. Join one of our upcoming delegations that are sure to be a life-changing and empowering experience. Meet the People, Learn the Facts, Make a Difference!

Our feature trips for this June newsletter include:

Peru, Aug 1-12 Not for Sale* Service Delegation 

Cambodia, Aug 12-22 Not for Sale* Advocacy Delegation

Argentina, Aug 4-14 Building Economic Justice from Below

Venezuela, Aug 15-25 A New Vision for the Americas

India, Aug 31-Sept 15 India's Dance, Culture and Natural Wonders

Iran, Sept 25-Oct 9 Citizen Diplomacy

*Global Exchange Reality tours is a partner in the national Not for Sale Campaign against human trafficking and exploitation. A portion of the price for these tours supports their objectives to educate and mobilize an international abolitionist movement. For more information, visit www.notforsalecampaign.org. Visit our Global Exchange Reality Tours website for more 2009 and 2010 delegations.

Machu Picchu

 Peru - "Not For Sale" Service Delegation 

August 1-12, 2009 Cost $1,850 p.p.

This August join RT as we visit Peru to discover the truths behind the little known but growing human trade issue in South America. Meet with government and local community members to see how they are making a difference to end the practice. Tour will also visit Machu Picchu and other sites of this beautiful country. Get an insider view with Reality Tours! Please contact Corina for more information:corina@globalexchange.org; 1-800-497-1994 ext. 247

Angkor Wat

 Cambodia - "Not for Sale" Advocacy Delegation 

August 12-22, 2009 Cost $1,850 p.p.

While Cambodia struggles to educate the public on the unsound practice of human trafficking, many people, mainly young girls, are continually being sold into bondage. On our Reality Tours delegation to Cambodia this summer you will have the opportunity to learn what organizations in Cambodia are doing to stop human exploitation. You will also visit Angkor Wat and other sites! Please contact Alessandro for more information:alessandro@globalexchange.org; 1-800-497-1994 ext. 247

"It was very powerful and educational" - Tammy Gustafson, 2008 participant

 Argentina- Building Economic Justice from Below 

August 4-14, 2009 Cost $2,000 p.p.

Visit the beautiful and vast country of Argentina and witness the building of a new community-based economy. Meet local dignitaries; visit factories and workers' co-ops. Participate and listen to new voices for human rights! Please contact Leslie for more information:leslie@globalexchange.org; 1-800-497-1994 ext. 242


 Venezuela- A New Vision for the Americas 

August 15-25, 2009 Cost $1,600 p.p.

With this delegation, participants will witness first-hand the unprecedented social change that is occurring in Venezuela today. By talking with human rights activists, agricultural workers, labor unions, community activists, journalists, government workers, and even members of the opposition, this delegation will gain a new sense of what is truly going on in the region. Please contact Sneh with any questions regarding the trip:sneh@globalexchange.org; 1-800-497-1994 ext. 221

"Very Informative. I could not have gotten the same insights any other way." Stan Gold, 2008 Trip participant

 India-Dance, Culture and Natural Wonders 

Aug. 31-Sept. 15, 2009 Cost $2,100 p.p. 

Take a cultural safari through India as you travel through Delhi and the Spiti valley. Participants will sample delicious cuisine, observe rare dance forms, and visit the natural beauty. Participants will also gain insight on local efforts to conserve India's natural and cultural heritage. Please contact Alessandro for more information:alessandro@globalexchange.org; 1-800-497-1994 ext. 225

 Iran-Citizen Diplomacy 

Sept. 25 - Oct. 9, 2009 Cost $2,650 p.p.

Become a Citizen Diplomat to Iran and help continue the tradition of creating people-to-people ties. Participants will visit ancient ruins, lively bazaars, museums, gardens, mosques and even churches, and see the similarities and differences between American and Iranian lives. Please contact Henry with questions or interest before July 1: henry@globalexchange.org; 1-800-497-1994 ext. 251

"It's always the small things, moments of poetry and tragedy, that I remember, like the evening at Hafez's grave. But larger issues, that face and attitude of Iranians, I'll remember." - Art Wright, 2008 participant 

 Customize a Reality Tour for Your Group

Our Customized Reality Tours program offers an alternative and increasingly popular form of educational travel; exclusively tailored to the particular interests of your group. Whether your group is a university or high school class, a membership organization, church group, a group of professionals or a group of like-minded people, Global Exchange Reality Tours can organize your tour. Some of our past customized group participants have included members of established foundations, various city, state and private universities, high schools, and chapters of nationwide organizations including World Affairs Councils, United Nations Associations, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Food First, the Vukani Mawethu Chorus. For more information, please contact Malia at malia@globalexchange.org ; 1-800-497-1994 ext. 233

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