Global Spectrum


Founded in 1992 with a vision to establish a means of cross-cultural exchange between the U.S. and Viet Nam, Global Spectrum has successfully brought together discerning travelers with Viet Nam’s gracious people, bustling cities, and breathtaking scenery. Viet Nam has captured the imagination of many Americans. Global Spectrum organizes trips for curious travelers that wish to experience this marvelous country first-hand, but who also want to give back. Utilizing the better aspects of voluntourism, Global Spectrum participants get involved with medical workshops, nursing homes and orphaned children as part of their Viet Nam engagement.

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Storytelling School

SWMF trains storytellers through Storytelling School, a free online self-guided course on how to become a storyteller for social good. We also conduct workshops in classrooms to explore issues through the making of student documentary films.

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We are funded by donors who see the value of providing free communication tools to non-profits who otherwise could not afford to tell their story or make others aware of the critical issues they address. We couldn’t do it without you.

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What are the metaphorical “storms” that surround us today? Our media foundation fights against hunger, addiction, domestic violence, sex trafficking, climate change, forced migration and other local and global issues.


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