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Individual & Community Group Tours


Global Academics is dedicated to planning an excursion that will change how you view and connect with people on our planet. Traveling with Global Academics ensures that you will have access to an itinerary that is developed in partnership with local scholars, artists, and cultural experts in your location of interest. Click here to request an itinerary proposal.


Global Academics requires each traveler to show proof of “travel insurance” for those participating in our tours. We recommend the option here with USI, but you may also submit proof of traveler’s insurance for our tour from another agency.

You’ll also need to have access to a computer or mobile device to use Travefy, an app that will be used to manage your travel itineraries and experience.

Meet your Tour Guide

Dr. Siri Brown

Dr. Siri Brown is a two-time Fulbright scholar for abroad projects in both Brazil (2012) and South Africa (2019). Dr. Brown has over 20 years of teaching experience as a tenured faculty member in African American Studies at Merritt College, and part time in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She recently served as the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs & Student Support Services at Peralta Community College District, and was the chair of the Ethnic Studies & Social Sciences department for over 10 years. Dr. Brown holds an M.A. in African American Studies and a Ph.D. in U.S. History with an emphasis in Early American, African American, and U.S. Women’s History from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Brown has led students and organizations on cultural immersion tours for over 15 years. Her love for Black/African culture, expertise in history, and immense cultural competence has allowed her to create partnerships with scholars, artists, and community leaders across the globe, which ensures the development of personalized, educational tour itineraries that are also fun and enjoyable. Dr. Brown specializes in uniquely customized tours that align with your organizations’ objectives.

Dr. Brown’s goal is to create “learning that lasts a lifetime,” as she sees immersion travel as one of the most powerful ways to learn and connect with the richness of the Black world.