Summer/Fall Programs

Peace Works Travel Summer and Fall Programs

Our 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 travel programs available for Summer and Fall 2018:



Spectacular Volcanoes. Sparkling Lakes. Exquisite Temples. Colonial Charm. Experience the mystical resonance of 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. Learn More

Digital Storytelling – Guatemala Rising – July 2018 - Register Now!

  • July 5-14, 2018
  • $3,295 (+international airfare)
  • Registration Deadline: May 5, 2018

Digital Storytelling – Teacher Training Trip – Guatemala – July 2018 - Register Now!

  • July 7-15, 2018
  • $2,100 (+international airfare)
  • Registration Deadline: May 7, 2018

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: California-Tijuana Experience – Labor Day 2018 - Register Now!

  • August 31-September 3, 2018
  • $1,995 (+travel to San Diego, CA)
  • Registration Deadline: July 30, 2018

Digital Storytelling – Crossing Borders: California-Tijuana Experience – Veteran’s Day 2018 - Register Now!

  • November 8-12, 2018
  • $1,995 (+travel to San Diego, CA)
  • Registration Deadline: September 8, 2018


Experience the renaissance of Cambodia in awe-inspiring grace. Led by our popular history teacher and musician, this trip is infused with the extraordinary magic of our NGO partners, Cambodian Living Arts. Understand the hidden history and the transformative healing of the resilient Khmer spirit. Learn More

Digital Storytelling – Cambodia – Summer 2018 - Register Now!

  • August 7-15, 2018
  • $3,075 (+international airfare)
  • Registration Deadline: June 7, 2018


During our Cuba educational travel adventure, you’ll see why the romance of Havana is infectious, an odyssey for the senses: Gorgeous relics of old automobiles, aromatic food, languid sea-breezes, soul-inspiring rhythms and uninhibited artistic expression – make it the most alluring of all Caribbean cities. Learn More

Viva Cuba – Thanksgiving 2018 - Register Now!

  • November 15-23, 2018
  • $2,975 (+international travel)
  • Registration Deadline: September 15, 2018