We are excited to offer three Citizen Diplomacy trips in 2018. 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.
March 2018 – Travel with Professor Christoph Giebel
Dates: Mid-March, 2018, leaving March 9th and returning March 22/23rd
Highlights: This trip has an historical focus and academic component and will be co-led by Professor Christoph Giebel and PeaceTrees ED Claire Yunker. Christoph is a professor at the Jackson School of International Studies who has previously led many trips to Vietnam with the University of Washington. 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
Dates: September, 2018
Highlights: This trip will be guided by seasoned trip leader Robert Stokes. 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. Note that this trip will not visit Ho Chi Minh City.
Late Spring Trip (Pending Interest)
Dates: Late March/Early April, 2018
Highlights: If there is enough interest in an additional spring trip (without an academic focus) there is the potential for another trip. Please let us know if you would be interested in this!