Upcoming Student Travel Trips

Peace Works Travel Upcoming Trips

Our educational student travel abroad programs use techniques of visual literacy, service-learning, digital storytelling and entrepreneurship to give students agency over their work as sustainable peace-builders. The relationship between “learner” and “teacher” is inverted, revealing the many ways that a spirit of humble inquiry can yield skills mastery across cultures. Connecting with genuine people – survivors, artists, policy makers, activists, journalists and educators – teaches students to put a human face on the headlines. Radical empathy compels travelers to absorb the central lessons from each place, returning as ethically engaged citizens of a global community.

Crossing Borders - U.S./Mexico Border - Spring Break 2020

This program invites travelers to understand the US – Mexico border surrounding the San Ysidro port of entry (San Diego) through a “Human Geographer’s” lens. What is the Why about this Place? How is it that commodities and revenue flow with relative ease between Mexico and the U.S. but the people are filtered through a militarized process? What are the differences between migrants: asylum-seekers, deportees, refugees, undocumented immigrants and Dreamers? What does it mean to be a citizen of the United States? How can a “nation of immigrants” reconcile its “American” identity with the contiguous hemispheric landmass and immutable demographics of our respective populations? What do the locals say? What systematized efforts at transcending injustice are in place? Are there successful international models for creating a mutually prosperous future across highly-migratory borders? These are the questions we seek to answer on our Crossing Borders: San Diego-Tijuana 5 day program. Learn More

Crossing Borders - Spring Break 2020 - Register Now!

  • March 19 - 23, 2020

Peace Works Travel - Crossing Borders Overnight Educator Experience

Overnight opportunity for educators attending the 2020 GEBG conference in San Diego. This program invites travelers to understand the US – Mexico border surrounding the San Ysidro port of entry (San Diego) through a “Human Geographer’s” lens. What is the Why about this Place? How is it that commodities and revenue flow with relative ease between Mexico and the U.S. but the people are filtered through a militarized process? What are the differences between migrants: asylum-seekers, deportees, refugees, undocumented immigrants and Dreamers? What does it mean to be a citizen of the United States? How can a “nation of immigrants” reconcile its “American” identity with the contiguous hemispheric land mass and immutable demographics of our respective populations? What do the locals say? What systematized efforts at transcending injustice are in place? Are there successful international models for creating a mutually prosperous future across highly-migratory borders? These are the questions we seek to answer on our Crossing Borders: San Diego-Tijuana program. Learn More

Peace Works Travel - Crossing Borders Overnight Educator Experience - Register Now!

  • April 18-19, 2020

Vietnam Discovery! Digital Storytelling Adventure

PeaceWorks Travel has an exclusive opportunity to learn the fundamentals of digital storytelling in Vietnam July, 2020. All levels are welcome. The workshop will be led by Emmy-winning journalist and filmmaker, Jeff MacIntyre. In addition to co-founding Peace Work’s Digital Storytelling program, he’s been a journalist and filmmaker for over 25 years. Working with ABC News, assignments have taken him to 50 countries. He’s earned 47 Emmy nominations and won 17. Jeff believes everyone has a rich story and loves helping others learn how to tell them. He has worked with teachers and over 100 students in the past five years to create short films that have been featured in over 50 film festivals. Experience the beauty of Vietnam and access to Living Historians (You’ll never guess who you’ll get to interview!) Now more than ever, the ability to critically assess digital media is central to our democratic health. Achieving positive outcomes on issues of equality, conflict, and peace requires informed minds. Innovative answers to human and environmental problems begin with courageous truth-telling. Bob Woodward of the Washington Post believes, “Democracy dies in darkness.” Digital storytelling can help shine a light on important issues. Help shape the future for good...and do so using a tool we are already quite familiar with: our smartphone. Learn More

Vietnam Discovery! Digital Storytelling Teacher Training - Register Now!

  • Teacher Training - July 10-19, 2020

Vietnam Discovery! Digital Storytelling Student Training - Register Now!

  • Student Training - July 19 - 30, 2020

Inauguration 2021 - Washington D.C. - Insider Experience

Witness History! Be a part of democracy in action. • Local host teacher • 59th Inauguration Ceremony • Inauguration Ball • Insider visits to NPR, Fox News and the Supreme Court • Introduction to key change-makers on the Hill • Museums, Monuments, Memorials • Includes all meals, transportation, and lodging • Travel Insurance • 24/7 Emergency Support. Learn More

Inauguration 2021 - Register Now!

  • January 18-21, 2020
  • 3, 4 and 5 day options available

Build Your Own Program

Choose from our insider’s student travel programs in nations healing from history on dates that work for you. We help you select the best itinerary for your curricular vision. All-inclusive pricing is clear and reliable. We build your itinerary, provide a detailed budget and support your administrative approval process. Calendar and deadlines are managed easily on your dedicated web portal. We secure the best available group flights from your preferred gateway city. Need suggestions? Want to customize? Interested in free teacher travel? We’d be delighted to speak with you. Learn More