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.
Bridges, Not Walls. The California Border has a visceral connection to the rich history of the United States and Mexico. Hotly debated in living rooms, classrooms, and news rooms but no greater point can be made than from those who experience the border in their daily lives. Learn More
Digital Storytelling – Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana Experience – Veteran's Day Weekend 2019 - Register Now!
Once considered the forbidden fruit of the West, Cuba is now closer than ever. Fascinating history, breathtaking architecture, warm people, rich music and art, make it the best time to discover Cuba. We take students beyond the touristy exterior, to meet fascinating Cubanos on the wave of change. Our excursions provide travelers with the best of Cuba's "must-see's" in a fun, hands-on way. Vibrant City Culture. Tropical Beach Explorations. Exciting Baseball Games. Charming Pueblos and Mountain Ecology Preserves. Wherever we are, each day has an exciting activity for students, humanizing real people once dismissed as "enemy communists.” Learn More
Viva Cuba! Holiday Family Adventure - Register Now!
- December 27, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020
National Journalism Education Conference
The National High School Journalism Convention is a semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisers sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and its partner, the National Scholastic Press Association. The associations partner to prepare hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups. Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who sell to student media, JEA’s on-site Write-off contests, NSPA’s Best of Show contest, receptions, awards convocations, critiques, career round tables and evening entertainment. With typical attendance of more than 4,000 delegates, the JEA/NSPA convention has become the place to seek solutions to the most challenging publishing and broadcasting problems, share and celebrate success stories, see what’s new in the media marketplace, discover trends and network with students and advisers from throughout the United States. Learn More
Washington D.C. - Fall 2019 - Register Now!
Since the 1893 World’s Fair, Chicago has been known as a global city, a thriving center of international trade and commerce, and a place where people of every nationality come to pursue the American dream. Chicago is a melting pot of arts and culture, a foodie haven, a wildly popular sporting events bucket list destination and the birthplace of blues and American Jazz. Chicago’s dynamic exterior conceals a rich interior landscape. As the city pulses with sensory delights, there is a deep undercurrent of art, activism and empowerment at play. An exploration of the literature, history and modern issues in one of America’s most iconic cities invite us to deep awareness of ourselves. What can Chicago teach us about our American identity? The juxtaposition of energies creates an opportunity to view the dynamics in play, learn about Chicago's rich history and contemplate what its future holds. Learn More
Chicago - Urban Studies Program - Register Now!
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!
Through insider’s access to iconic voices on all sides, this one-of-a-kind educational program empowers travelers to absorb the central lessons of Vietnam. How can this stunningly hospitable nation be the site of America’s most controversial war? Through comprehensive itineraries balancing active learning with quiet reflection, travelers experience the magic of Vietnam—natural beauty, diverse cultural traditions and culinary delights –with an understanding of the War itself through a lens of compassion. Learn More
Vietnam - Summer 2020 - Register Now!
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