Peace Works Travel Blog

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Valhalla School in Colombia

Beyond the Classroom: New Encounters - Trip to Colombia This article is part of our new "Beyond the Classroom" series, where Valhalla staff members share their experiences first-hand. This feature was written by Richard O’Riley, a Valhalla High School Spanish teacher and track/field coach."Spending time with people refines how much one actually knows."Have you tried learning a new language? You… [Read Full Article]
Monday, August 26th, 2019

Polytechnic School in Vietnam & Cambodia - 2019

Monday with our Broward College friends We had a much earlier start today, departing the hotel at 8:30. Our group then took the bus to Broward College to finally meet our Vietnamese pen-pals. I was surprised at how vertical the building was in contrast with the universities in the states. Everyone introduced themselves and we got straight into team building… [Read Full Article]
Monday, August 26th, 2019

Blake School in Rwanda 2019

Kigali: Aspire and Chicken Farm: June 14 Friday morning we visited Aspire, a program that provides a range of services to a village in Kigali.  Started by Peace Ruzage, Aspire provides three levels of preschool schooling, which allows mothers to create businesses, including crafts and plots of land in low-lying areas of the city often referred to as the swamps.  Aspire also… [Read Full Article]
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Crossing Borders: Pingry 2019

Bienvenidos!  Today was an absolute blast, with experiences ranging from playing Uno to watching a police chase along the border.  It all began at 5:30 am sharp, when we all sleepily said goodbye to our parents and embarked on the long flight to San Diego.  After arriving, we met our amazing tour guide Krystal, who brought us exactly where we… [Read Full Article]
Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Peace Works Travel: LBGTQIA+ Inclusion and Safety Policies

Student Support- All students need a safe and supportive environment to be fully present for educational travel. If a transgender or gender non-conforming student and/or their parent/guardian express a desire for support and/or special accommodations during the program, Peace Works Travel may convene a Student Support Team. The Team will develop a student support plan in conformity with Gender Spectrum’s… [Read Full Article]