An Eye-Opening Tour to El Salvador
|This tour is designed to give you a global perspective, and a personal one.|
Three of the most powerful travel experiences I've had in my life have come while taking three educational tours run by Augsburg College's Center for Global Education (CFGE). These tours inspired my passion for "travel as a political act."
In the 1990s, I took two CFGE tours to Nicaragua and El Salvador. In 2005, I joined them again for the "Romero: 25 Years a Martyr" tour to El Salvador. (You can read my journals from all three tours.)
For each trip, our guide was my political mentor, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer. Jack will lead a new 10-day tour to El Salvador in March, 2010 — the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. I would eagerly sign up for this tour if I wasn't already committed to giving several lectures that week.
I wanted to share with you this rare opportunity to learn what it's like to be on the receiving end of Globalization south of our border. This tour will be rough, demanding and emotionally exhausting. You'll be sharing the experience with other Gringos, and hosted by the CFGE's very capable local staff in San Salvador.
The basics: March 19-28; $1,180 plus air to San Salvador. To learn more, read this tour brochure PDF from the CFGE's website.
You'll come home changed.