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"Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth." - Jesse Jackson

Boundaries of Inclusion

In times of stress, disorientation and emotional intensity, our challenge is to connect. All teachers believe in transforming fear into understanding, turning understanding into hope, and growing hope into positive action. The antidote to distrust of information which does not square with one's closely held beliefs, is first-hand experience. In this way, travel is a positive trick of the mind, insisting that we make sense of other people and places in the present moment. 

Learning that Lasts

Consider Karla, the Honduran refugee bride who married her beloved Hernandez at the Tijuana Border wall before surrendering themselves for asylum. Upon a daunting backdrop of national division---The Wall---student documentarian Lily Xie captured this couple's courageous declaration of unity and love. Lily's film helped raise the funds to support Karla for 9 months as she was detained, denied asylum, deported back to Honduras, and ultimately reunited with Hernandez in Mexico. 

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We are proud to partner with Santa Barbara City College to offer COMM 142 Leadership in a Global Society. This online course allows students to earn 3 units of college credit, and satisfy the final exam requirement with a Peace Works Travel digital storytelling project. Learn more...

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Student Travel Opportunities


Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana - Veteran's Day Weekend, November 7-11, 2019

Put a human face on the headlines. Expand your understanding beyond the rhetoric with a comprehensive exploration of the trans-border region. Our program invites participants to understand the U.S. - Mexico Border surrounding the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego through a "Human Geography" lens. Travelers meet with voices from all sides of the issues: Border Patrol, bi-national clergy, activists, artists and administrators.


National Journalism Education Conference, Washington D.C.

November 20-24, 2019

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. 


Cuba: Holiday Family Adventure

December 27 - January 4, 2020

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 Cuba a delight for the senses.

Vietnam, Summer 2020

Breathtaking powdered-sugar sandy beaches, limestone green island bays, lively Mekong River Delta culture, verdant jungle and terraced hilltribe farms. Vietnam is a glorious landscape of natural beauty unlike anywhere on Earth. Decades of normalized relations between the United States and Vietnam invite us to explore these national treasures with ease. Our synthesis of historical analysis, conscious tourism and survivor testimony provide a framework for applying Vietnam’s lessons – the missed opportunities for peace --- upon the geopolitical conflicts of today.


Teacher Travel Opportunities


Professional Development: 

Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana - Overnight

April 18-19, 2020

Overnight opportunity for educators attending the 2020 GEBG conference in San Diego.  Put a human face on the headlines. Expand your understanding beyond the rhetoric with a comprehensive exploration of the trans-border region.


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. Need suggestions? Want to customize? Interested in free teacher travel? We’d be delighted to speak with you. 


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