Global Exchange / Reality Tours

The Global Exchange Reality Tours program provides people from the U.S. with an understanding of a country's internal dynamics through socially responsible travel.

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Participants in these intensive travel seminars examine political, economic and social trends in countries around the world, including Cuba, South Africa, Mexico, Haiti, and Vietnam. Reality Tours also serve as human rights delegations that observe and report on events in areas of conflict, and as election monitoring delegations.


No special skills are required.

Financial Arrangements

Volunteers pay $750 to $4,000 to cover cost of participation for a 1-2 week trip.

Contact Information

Web Site:


Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street #302
San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone: 800-497-1994 or 415-255-7296

Fax: 415-255-7296

Registration / Application

All forms for applying are available online at the Global Exchange web site.


History: Founded in 1988.

Field Projects executed: 37 in 2001.

Budget: $3,854,677 (fiscal 1999)

Regional Activitiy: Global Exchange / Reality Tours currently has projects in 13 countries in 8 Regions (Africa: 2, Asia: 3, Central America: 2, Caribbean: 2, Middle East: 1, North America: 1, Southeast Asia: 1, Western Europe: 1)

Mission Statement

Global Exchange is a non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.

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