Peace Works Travel Blog

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Investigative Journalism - Day One

Impacts of Vietnam in Vientiane:We awake after a 36 hour travel day in air-conditioned boutique-hotel comfort, a  short tree-lined walk from the Mekong Delta in this blossoming capital city. Our traveling troupe of educators and learners are in good health and high spirits. Arriving under cover of darkness in a foreign land is always mysterious: what new discoveries will daylight… [Read Full Article]
Education Travel,Global Education,Live Learn Travel
Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Santa Barbara Schools - Day Two

By Pierce Our first morning in Saigon (Ho Chi Min City) began with a trip to the Reunification Palace. Previously known as the Presidential Palace because the president of South Vietnam lived there, the Palace is full of interesting stratagems, maps, exhibits, and other former government rooms used for speeches and media addresses. I was very intrigued by the myriad of intelligence's and… [Read Full Article]
Education Travel,Political Thoughts,Student travelers
Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Santa Barbara Schools - Vietnam - Day One

Are we really here?Palace Hotel, Saigon District One, 1:36 p.m. March 22ndTwenty-seven hours after hopping on the Airbus in Santa Barbara, we have arrived in Vietnam. Our bellies are full of Pho from "Pho 24" down the street from our hotel, and we have settled in for a quick nap before exploring some authentic Vietnamese cuisine with our guide, Mr. Hau,… [Read Full Article]
Education Travel,Live Learn Travel,Vietnam Student Trips
Friday, March 01th, 2013

Kristin Druker - A Visionary Teacher

Kristin Druker is a visionary in experiential education. A 9th grade Modern History teacher, at Bishop’s School. Ms. Druker turned the tragedy of 9/11 into an inspiration for a practical project which imparts essential skills in conflict resolution. Peace Conferencing teaches students about the international relations, multi-lateral negotiations, alliances and “understanding your enemy.”  Check out this video which follows her students… [Read Full Article]
Global Education,Peace Works Travel