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"Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" - Abraham Lincoln

Teaching 9/11 With Integrity

Our company started because of the 9/11 attacks. We know that understanding the “other” is a path to peace. 9/11 can be taught as an opportunity to build non-violent community. HBO's, What Happened on September 11, attempts to answer the “what, how and who” questions, but not the “why.” In this film, students ask “why would they want to hurt innocent people?” 

Traveling on our Crossing Borders program, we hear Central American refugees asking the same question about U.S. immigration policy: separating families, denying humanitarian aid, detaining asylum-seekers. 

Taking your students to meet modern-day people falsely demonized as “enemies” –-for example, Migrants in TijuanaCubans in Havana, marginalized communities of Chicago’s South Side, or representatives from opposite sides of the aisle in Washington DC – teaches students critical peace-building skills. 

We wish you all a very peaceful day of remembrance in honor of extraordinary humans everywhere. 

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Student Travel Opportunities


Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana - Veteran's 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 19-20, 2020

Put a human face on the headlines. Expand your understanding beyond the rhetoric with a comprehensive exploration of the trans-border region.


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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. 


"It was a profound experience with many epiphany moments. Everyone learned a lot. The program offered a broad perspective."
Adam Preskill, Brentwood School

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