Join us on an unforgettable journey through Tunisia, the bustling country that sparked the Arab Spring. Led by our CEO Shamil Idriss, you will explore the vibrant culture, learn the rich history, and get a firsthand view of programs by Search for Common Ground to build democracy. As the trip will be family-friendly, we encourage guests to bring children, spouses, partners or friends.

“While we may be accustomed to great leaders providing moral clarity and inspiration — the Martin Luther Kings and Nelson Mandelas of the world — the face of modern peacemaking is much more local…. These local heroes can have a real impact, beneath the headlines of some of the world’s gravest crises.”


  • Meet with leaders from across society, including youth activities, government ministers, and police officers

  • Visit beautiful cultural venues and important historical sites

  • Go backstage for The President, a new reality TV show in which contestants vie to win an onscreen election

  • Tour Search programs focused on youth support, police-community relations, and prison reintegration

  • Learn about the legacy of the Arab Spring and challenges that Tunisia faces in strengthening its young democracy

  • Explore the complex dynamics of Tunisian politics surrounding an October election

  • Have candid discussions about activism, religion, and politics over local cuisine

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Dates: Aprill 2020

Cost: $8,000 per participant for whole week, $5,000 for 3 days

Sites: Tunis, Carthage, Dougga (optional)

Registration: Please check back in the coming weeks for more information

Please note, airfare is not included. Registrants are responsible for purchasing their own travel accommodations to and from Tunisia.

What’s Included

  • 6 days and nights of luxury accommodations

  • All in-country transportation

  • All meals and snacks provided

  • A cultural immersion with the local Tunisian Search team

  • Interactive sessions with Tunisian youth and women leaders

  • Tours of historic Tunisian sites, guided by local historians and conservationists

  • Examinations of Tunisian art, ancient through contemporary