Spring/Summer Programs

Peace Works Travel Spring and Summer Programs

Our educational 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.

Our unique student and teacher educational travel programs available for Spring and Summer 2019:

Washington, D.C.

What issues are you passionate about? Immigration? Youth and Education? Tax reform? Healthcare? We connect our travelers with visionary people in D.C. working for the common good. We sample the most extraordinary diversity of cuisine, supporting local enterprise, ethnic gourmet, and comfort food at every meal. We travel as “temporary locals.” We ride the metro and connect with our state representatives serving at the federal level. Activities and explorations are designed to build knowledge of federalism as an agent of societal progress. Through first-hand visits with change-makers “on the hill,” travelers explore the Constitutional setbacks and successes of securing “liberty and justice for all.” Ultimately, students gain confidence in the elasticity of American institutions to guarantee the values of an engaged and active citizenry. Learn More

March for Our Lives - Washington, D.C. - March 2019 - Register Now!

  • March 23-27, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: January 31, 2019

Cuba

We take travelers 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! Spring Break 2019 - Register Now!

  • March 20-28, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: January 31, 2019

Guatemala

Spectacular Volcanoes. Sparkling Lakes. Exquisite Temples. Old European Charm. Guatemala invites us to experience the mystical resonance of its hospitable people and verdant ecology. From Glacial to pre-Columbian. Indigenous to Colonial. Ancient to Modern. Guatemala has experienced the peaks and valleys of conquest and reconciliation over time. Now at peace, the nation offers a unique landscape where the full spectrum of human experience transcends the imagination. Learn More

Guatemala Rising! Semana Santa 2019 - Register Now!

  • April 6-15, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: February 8, 2019

California-Mexico Border

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 – Spring Break 2019 - Register Now!

  • March 21-25, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: February 21, 2019

Digital Storytelling – Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana Experience –Juneteenth - Register Now!

  • June 19-23, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: April 19, 2019

Digital Storytelling – Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana Experience – Labor Day 2019 - Register Now!

  • August 29-September 2, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: June 29, 2019

Vietnam

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

Digital Storytelling Teacher Training – Vietnam – Summer 2019 - Register Now!

  • July 7-15, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: May 7, 2019

Cambodia

Our insider’s approach introduces students to real-life local and international heroes, reconciling the gentle demeanor of traditional Cambodians with a spirit of quiet resistance. Travelers meet courageous activists working to rescue young people from the human trafficking industry, determined teachers committed to educational reform, human rights advocates determined to rid Cambodia of subterranean munitions, vocal environmentalists dedicated to preserving natural beauty. Learn More

Cambodia Alive! - August 2019 - Register Now!

  • August 3-14, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: March 3, 2019

Teacher Training Programs

Our teacher training programs offer meaningful opportunities for professional development abroad. Now more than ever, the ability to critically assess history and digital media is central to our democratic health. Securing solutions to important issues of equality, conflict and peace requires informed minds. Innovative answers to human and environmental problems begin with courageous truth-telling. As Bob Woodward of the Washington Post has quoted from a judicial opinion on the first amendment: “Democracy dies in darkness.” Journalism is the first draft of history. We teach you how to empower your students to find their voices and shape the future for good. Learn More

Teacher Training – Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana Experience – Spring Break 2019 - Register Now!

  • March 21-25, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: January 31, 2019

Teacher Training – Crossing Borders:San Diego/Tijuana Experience – Juneteenth - Register Now!

  • June 19-23, 2019
  • Registration Deadline:April 19, 2019

Teacher Training – Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana Experience – Memorial Day 2019 - Register Now!

  • May 23-27, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: March 23, 2019

Digital Storytelling Teacher Training – Vietnam – Summer 2019 - Register Now!

  • July 7-15, 2019
  • Registration Deadline: May 7, 2019

Build Your Own Program

Choose from our insider’s 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