We are excited to offer the following Citizen Diplomacy trips. If you are interested, we encourage you to reach out to us for more information ASAP as space is limited. Please contact PeaceTrees staff for more information.
February 2019 Trip
Dates: February 23- March 10, 2019 (tentative)
Highlights: This trip will be guided by seasoned trip leader and former executive director Robert Stokes. Travelers will journey from Hanoi to Quang Tri Province to Ho Chi Minh City and will have a chance to learn about the history of Vietnam and the Vietnam War as well as PeaceTrees’ projects. Travelers will attend the dedication of PeaceTrees’ newest kindergarten, the Dash Friendship Kindergarten in Cooc Village. The trip will also include opportunities to see museums, explore Vietnamese cuisine and markets, meet with survivors of landmine accidents, plant trees, and deepen your understanding of PeaceTrees’ work. Travelers will visit Hanoi, Dong Ha, Khe Sanh, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, and many PeaceTrees project sites. Please note that the itinerary details and dates for this trip are not yet confirmed.
Registration for this trip is currently on a wait list basis. Please email us here to find out more.
March 2019 Trip
Dates: Mid-March, 2019 (tentatively leaving March 13th and returning March 28th)
Highlights: This trip has an historical focus and academic component and will be led by Professor Christoph Giebel. Christoph is a professor at the Jackson School of International Studies who has previously led many trips to Vietnam with the University of Washington and PeaceTrees Travelers. This trip provides a unique opportunity for participation in weekly meetings beginning in January and will include pre-reading. Participants will travel to Hanoi, Hue, Dong Ha, Ho Chi Minh City, and many PeaceTrees project sites. You can read about a UW student’s experience on a similar trip here: http://www.peacetreesvietnam.org/how-to-help/testimonials-from-citizenship-diplomacy-participants.html
Registration for this trip is currently OPEN
August 2019 University of Washington/Veteran Trip
Dates: August 25-September 6, 2019 (tentative)
This is a unique trip designed collaboratively between PeaceTrees Vietnam, the University of Washington Student Veteran Life, and the Purple Crayon Foundation. PeaceTrees projects aim to unite individuals on all sides to come together and look towards a future with the promise of peace and friendship. This trip provides an opportunity to pass the experience of healing, reclaiming, and renewing on to our next generation of veterans. If you are a Vietnam Veteran interested in returning to Vietnam along with UW student veterans please let us know and we will send you additional information.
September 2019 Trip
Dates: September, 2019
Highlights: Tentatively, travelers will visit Hanoi, Hue, and Dong Ha and have a chance to learn about the history of Vietnam and the Vietnam War as well as PeaceTrees’ projects. The trip will likely include opportunities to see museums, explore Vietnamese cuisine and markets, meet with survivors of landmine accidents, visit PeaceTrees kindergartens, plant trees, and deepen your understanding of PeaceTrees’ work. This trip itinerary is still being finalized. If you are interested in learning more, please email us here to find out more.